|Promotional tour by Black Sabbath|
|Location|| North America|
|Associated album||Mob Rules|
|Start date||15 November 1981|
|End date||31 August 1982|
|No. of shows||102|
|Black Sabbath concert chronology|
The Mob Rules Tour, by the English rock group Black Sabbath, began on 15 November 1981 in Quebec City and ended on 31 August 1982 in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.
Black Sabbath were an English rock band, formed in Birmingham in 1968, by guitarist and main songwriter Tony Iommi, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler, drummer Bill Ward, and singer Ozzy Osbourne. Black Sabbath are often cited as pioneers of heavy metal music. The band helped define the genre with releases such as Black Sabbath (1970), Paranoid (1970), and Master of Reality (1971). The band had multiple line-up changes, with Iommi being the only constant member throughout its history.
Quebec City, officially Québec, is the capital city of the Canadian province of Quebec. The city had a population estimate of 531,902 in July 2016, and the metropolitan area had a population of 800,296 in July 2016, making it the second largest city in Quebec after Montreal, and the seventh largest metropolitan area and eleventh largest city in the country.
Hoffman Estates is a village in Illinois, United States. The village is located primarily in Cook County, with a small section in Kane County. It is a suburb of Chicago. As of the 2010 census, the population was 51,895, and as of 2017 the estimated population was 51,567.
A cross was used in the stage production.
"The album is more rockier than we've done before," observed guitarist Tony Iommi, "and the show is far more uptempo that it has been before – and a lot more involved… with stage presentation and effects and stuff like that. We enjoy it, the whole thing – we're very happy with the situation at the moment."
Mob Rules is the 10th studio album by English heavy metal band Black Sabbath, released in November 1981. It followed 1980's Heaven and Hell, and it was the second and last Black Sabbath studio album to feature lead vocalist Ronnie James Dio prior to the 1992 album Dehumanizer.
Anthony Frank Iommi is an English guitarist, songwriter and producer. He was lead guitarist and one of the four founder members of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath. He was the band's primary composer and sole continual member for nearly five decades.
Recordings from the tour spawned the Live Evil album.
Live Evil is the first official live album by British heavy metal band Black Sabbath. The previously released Live at Last (1980) was not sanctioned by the band. Live Evil peaked at number 37 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart.
Ronald James Padavona known professionally as Ronnie James Dio or simply Dio, was an American heavy metal singer-songwriter and composer. He fronted or founded numerous groups throughout his career, including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio, and Heaven & Hell.
Terence Michael Joseph "Geezer" Butler is an English musician and songwriter. Butler is best known as the bassist and primary lyricist of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath. He has also recorded and performed with Heaven & Hell, GZR, and Ozzy Osbourne. He currently serves as bassist of Deadland Ritual.
Vincent Samson Appice is an American rock drummer best known for his work with the bands Dio, Black Sabbath, and Heaven & Hell. Of Italian descent, he is the younger brother of drummer Carmine Appice.
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|North America (1st leg)|
|15 November 1981||Quebec City||Canada||Quebec Coliseum|
|16 November 1981||Kitchener||Kitchener Memorial Arena|
|17 November 1981||Sudbury||Sudbury Community Arena|
|19 November 1981||Toronto||Maple Leaf Gardens|
|20 November 1981||Montreal||Montreal Forum|
|21 November 1981||Ottawa||Ottawa Civic Arena|
|22 November 1981||Binghamton||United States||Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena|
|23 November 1981||Allentown||Agricultural Hall|
|24 November 1981||Bethlehem||Stabler Arena|
|25 November 1981||Glens Falls||Glens Falls Civic Center|
|27 November 1981||Pittsburgh||Civic Arena|
|28 November 1981||Toledo||Toledo Sports Arena|
|29 November 1981||Columbus||Columbus Fairgrounds Coliseum|
|30 November 1981||Charleston||Charleston Civic Center|
|1 December 1981||Buffalo||Buffalo Memorial Auditorium|
|3 December 1981||Landover||Capital Centre|
|4 December 1981||Philadelphia||Spectrum|
|5 December 1981||Salisbury||Wicomico Civic Arena|
|6 December 1981||Richmond||Richmond Coliseum|
|8 December 1981||Richfield||Richfield Coliseum|
|9 December 1981||Louisville||Louisville Gardens|
|10 December 1981||Memphis||Mid-South Coliseum|
|12 December 1981||Little Rock||Barton Coliseum|
|13 December 1981||Mobile||Mobile Municipal Arena|
|14 December 1981|
|16 December 1981||Nashville||Nashville Municipal Auditorium|
|17 December 1981||Cincinnati||Riverfront Coliseum|
|18 December 1981||Indianapolis||Market Square Arena|
|19 December 1981|
|20 December 1981||Chicago||International Amphitheatre|
|21 December 1981|
|31 December 1981||London||England||Hammersmith Odeon|
|1 January 1982|
|2 January 1982|
|3 January 1982|
|5 January 1982||Newcastle||Newcastle City Hall|
|6 January 1982|
|7 January 1982|
|9 January 1982||Stafford||England||New Bingley Hall|
|10 January 1982||Leicester||Granby Halls|
|12 January 1982||Leeds||Queens Hall|
|14 January 1982||St. Austell||England||Cornwall Coliseum|
|15 January 1982||Portsmouth||Portsmouth Guildhall|
|North America (2nd leg)|
|16 February 1982||Greensboro||Greensboro Coliseum|
|17 February 1982||Roanoke||Roanoke Civic Center|
|19 February 1982||Jacksonville||Jacksonville Coliseum|
|20 February 1982||Pembroke Pines||Hollywood Sportatorium|
|21 February 1982||Lakeland||Lakeland Civic Center|
|24 February 1982||Tallahassee||Leon County Civic Center|
|25 February 1982||Knoxville||Knoxville Civic Coliseum|
|26 February 1982||Charlotte||Charlotte Coliseum|
|27 February 1982||Atlanta||Omni Coliseum|
|2 March 1982||New Haven||New Haven Coliseum|
|3 March 1982||Baltimore||Baltimore Civic Center|
|4 March 1982||Boston||Boston Garden|
|6 March 1982||Detroit||Cobo Center|
|7 March 1982||Trotwood||Hara Arena|
|8 March 1982||Saginaw||Wendler Arena|
|9 March 1982||Louisville||Louisville Gardens|
|10 March 1982||Ashwaubenon||Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena|
|11 March 1982||Madison||Dane County Veterans Memorial Coliseum|
|12 March 1982|
|13 March 1982||Bloomington||Metropolitan Sports Center|
|15 March 1982||Cedar Rapids||Five Seasons Center|
|16 March 1982||Springfield||Prairie Capital Convention Center|
|17 March 1982||St. Louis||Checkerdome|
|19 March 1982||Omaha||Omaha Civic Arena|
|20 March 1982||Kansas City||Kansas City Municipal Arena|
|21 March 1982||Wichita||Levitt Arena|
|April 1982||Las Vegas||Rotunda|
|9 April 1982||San Diego||San Diego Sports Arena|
|10 April 1982||Long Beach||Long Beach Arena|
|12 April 1982||Phoenix||Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum|
|13 April 1982||San Bernardino||Orange Pavilion|
|14 April 1982||Reno||Reno-Sparks Convention Center|
|15 April 1982||Inglewood||The Forum|
|17 April 1982||Daly City||Cow Palace|
|18 April 1982||Fresno||Selland Arena|
|20 April 1982||Davis||Davis Recreation Hall|
|21 April 1982||Central Point||Jackson County Expo|
|22 April 1982||Portland||Veterans Memorial Coliseum|
|23 April 1982||Seattle||Seattle Center Arena ( Live Evil )|
|24 April 1982|
|26 April 1982||Vancouver||Canada||Pacific Coliseum|
|27 April 1982||Lethbridge||Canadian Games Sportsplex Arena|
|28 April 1982||Calgary||Stampede Corral|
|29 April 1982|
|30 April 1982||Edmonton||Northlands Coliseum|
|1 May 1982||Regina||Agridome|
|4 May 1982||Billings||United States||Yellowstone METRA|
|5 May 1982||Casper||Casper Events Center|
|6 May 1982||Salt Lake City||Salt Palace|
|8 May 1982||Denver||McNichols Sports Arena|
|9 May 1982||Albuquerque||Tingley Coliseum|
|11 May 1982||Houston||Sam Houston Coliseum|
|12 May 1982||Dallas||Dallas Convention Center (Live Evil)|
|13 May 1982||San Antonio||San Antonio Convention Center (Live Evil)|
|17 May 1982||New York City||Madison Square Garden|
|18 May 1982||Providence||Providence Civic Center|
|19 May 1982||Kingston||Kingston Armory|
|21 May 1982||Rochester||Rochester Community War Memorial|
|22 May 1982||Syracuse||Onondaga County War Memorial|
|23 May 1982||Binghamton||Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena|
|28 May 1982||Chicago||UIC Pavilion|
|29 May 1982|
|1 June 1982||Milwaukee||MECCA Arena|
|Live Evil Tour|
|21 August 1982||Columbia||United States||Merriweather Post Pavilion|
|22 August 1982||East Rutherford||Meadowlands Arena|
|24 August 1982||Toronto||Canada||CNE Stadium|
|27 August 1982|
|28 August 1982||Clarkston||United States||Pine Knob Music Theatre|
|29 August 1982||East Troy||Alpine Valley Music Theatre|
|31 August 1982||Hoffman Estates|| Poplar Creek Music Theater |
(Ronnie James Dio and Vinny Appice's last show)
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