Sabotage Tour

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Sabotage Tour
Promotional tour by Black Sabbath
LocationNorth America
Associated album Sabotage
Start date14 July 1975 (1975-07-14)
End date13 January 1976 (1976-01-13)
Legs2 in North America
2 in Europe
4 total
No. of shows70 (71 scheduled)
Black Sabbath concert chronology

The Sabotage Tour , by British heavy metal band Black Sabbath, began on 14 July 1975 and ended on 13 January 1976.

Concert tour series of concerts by a single artist in different venues

A concert tour is a series of concerts by an artist or group of artists in different cities, countries or locations. Often concert tours are named to differentiate different tours by the same artist and to associate a specific tour with a particular album or product. Especially in the popular music world, such tours can become large-scale enterprises that last for several months or even years, are seen by hundreds of thousands or millions of people, and bring in millions of dollars in ticket revenues. A performer who embarks on a concert tour is called a touring artist.

Black Sabbath British heavy metal band

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.


Kiss supported at a handful of dates on the first and second North American legs. [1] "I don't particularly like Kiss," said Tony Iommi the following year. "They're not my type of band at all. Their stage show was done long before by Arthur Brown." "They're laying down what they want to lay down," conceded Bill Ward. "What they're laying down, I don't particularly like. We're not in competition though. We're not out to say, 'We're better than you, Jack.' We did six years of that." [2]

Kiss (band) American band

Kiss is an American rock band formed in New York City in January 1973 by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss, and Ace Frehley. Well known for its members' face paint and stage outfits, the group rose to prominence in the mid-to-late 1970s with their elaborate live performances, which featured fire breathing, blood-spitting, smoking guitars, shooting rockets, levitating drum kits, and pyrotechnics. The band has gone through several lineup changes, with Stanley and Simmons the only remaining original members. The original and best-known lineup consisted of Stanley, Simmons, Frehley, and Criss.

Tony Iommi British guitarist and composer

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.

Arthur Brown (musician) British musician

Arthur Wilton Brown is an English rock singer and songwriter best known for his flamboyant theatrical performances and his powerful, wide-ranging operatic voice. He has been a significant influence on a wide range of musicians due to his vocal style, wild stage persona, and concepts; he is considered to be a pioneer of shock rock and progressive rock and has had an influence on heavy metal music.


Ozzy Osbourne English heavy metal vocalist and songwriter

John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne, also known as The Prince of Darkness, is an English vocalist, songwriter, actor and reality television star who rose to prominence during the 1970s as the lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath. He was fired from the band in 1979 due to alcohol and drug problems, but went on to have a successful solo career, releasing eleven studio albums, the first seven of which were all awarded multi-platinum certifications in the United States. Osbourne has since reunited with Black Sabbath on several occasions. He rejoined the band in 1997 and recorded the group’s final studio album 13 (2013) before they embarked on a farewell tour which culminated in a final performance in their home city Birmingham, England in February 2017. His longevity and success have earned him the informal title of "Godfather of Heavy Metal".

Geezer Butler English musician, bassist and lyricist of Black Sabbath

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.

Bill Ward (musician) English musician

William Thomas Ward is an English musician and visual artist, best known as the original drummer of the British heavy metal band Black Sabbath. He also performed lead vocals on two Black Sabbath songs: "It's Alright" from the album Technical Ecstasy and "Swinging the Chain" from the album Never Say Die!. Ward is known for his very unorthodox style of playing the drums, often using snare-drills and tempo-drop to match both vocals and riff.


Tour dates

Date [3] [4] CityCountryVenue
North America (1st leg)
14 July 1975 Toledo United States Toledo Sports Arena
16 July 1975 Chicago International Amphitheatre
17 July 1975
19 July 1975 Lincoln Pershing Center
20 July 1975 Minneapolis Minneapolis Parade Stadium
24 July 1975 Atlanta Municipal Auditorium
25 July 1975 Savannah Savannah Civic Center
26 July 1975 Lakeland Lakeland Center
27 July 1975 West Palm Beach West Palm Beach Auditorium
1 August 1975 Detroit Cobo Center
2 August 1975 Baltimore Baltimore Civic Center
3 August 1975 Providence Providence Civic Center
4 August 1975 New York City Madison Square Garden
5 August 1975 Asbury Park Asbury Park Convention Hall
6 August 1975 Philadelphia Spectrum
10 August 1975 Hartford Hartford Civic Center
14 August 1975 Boston Orpheum Theater
22 August 1975 San Antonio San Antonio Municipal Auditorium
23 August 1975 Houston Sam Houston Coliseum
24 August 1975 Dallas Dallas Memorial Auditorium
26 August 1975 El Paso El Paso County Coliseum
27 August 1975 Albuquerque Albuquerque Civic Auditorium
28 August 1975 Tucson Tucson Community Center
30 August 1975 Sacramento Sacramento Exhibition Hall
31 August 1975San Francisco Winterland Ballroom
1 September 1975 Madera Madera Speedway (Madera Speedway Jam)
3 September 1975 Inglewood Inglewood Forum
4 September 1975 Santa Monica Santa Monica Civic Auditorium (Don Kirshner's Rock Concert)
5 September 1975 San Bernardino Orange Stadium (Starlite Festival)
6 September 1975 San Diego San Diego Sports Arena
7 September 1975 Long Beach Long Beach Arena
8 September 1975 Las Vegas Rotunda
11 September 1975 Spokane Spokane Coliseum
12 September 1975 Seattle Seattle Center Arena
13 September 1975 Portland Veterans Memorial Coliseum
14 September 1975 Vancouver Canada Pacific Coliseum
15 September 1975 Winnipeg Winnipeg Convention Center
Europe (1st Leg)
9 October 1975 Liverpool England Liverpool Empire Theatre
10 October 1975 Birmingham Birmingham Odeon
11 October 1975 Southampton Southampton Gaumont Theatre
12 October 1975 Bristol Colston Hall
15 October 1975 Bradford St George's Hall
16 October 1975 Sheffield Sheffield City Hall
18 October 1975 Newcastle Newcastle City Hall
19 October 1975 Glasgow Scotland The Apollo
21 October 1975 Lewisham England Lewisham Odeon
22 October 1975 Hammersmith Hammersmith Odeon
26 October 1975 Copenhagen Denmark Falkoner Center
27 October 1975 Gothenburg Sweden Scandinavium
29 October 1975 Offenbach Germany Stadthalle Offenbach
30 October 1975 Munich Circus Krone Building
1 November 1975 Ludwigshafen Friedrich-Ebert-Halle
2 November 1975 Düsseldorf Philips Hall
3 November 1975ParisFrance Palais De La Mutualitè
4 November 1975The HagueNetherlands Circustheater
Europe Interlude
21 November 1975KilburnEngland Gaumont State Cinema
22 November 1975CardiffWales Capitol Theatre
North America (2nd leg)
2 December 1975 Springfield United States Springfield Civic Center
3 December 1975New York City Madison Square Garden
5 December 1975 Indianapolis Indianapolis Convention Center Arena
6 December 1975 Johnson City Freedom Hall Civic Center
7 December 1975 Greensboro Greensboro Coliseum
9 December 1975 Boston Orpheum Theatre
12 December 1975 Syracuse Onondaga County War Memorial Arena
13 December 1975 Boston Orpheum Theatre
14 December 1975 Albany Palace Theater
Europe (2nd leg)
8 January 1976 Portsmouth England Portsmouth Guildhall
9 January 1976 Ipswich Ipswich Gaumont Theatre
10 January 1976 Southend Kursaal
11 January 1976BirminghamBirmingham Odeon
13 January 1976HammersmithHammersmith Odeon

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