|Tour by Black Sabbath|
|Associated album||The End|
|Start date||20 January 2016|
|End date||4 February 2017|
|No. of shows||41 in North America|
7 in Oceania
26 in Europe
7 in South America
|Box office||$85 million|
|Black Sabbath concert chronology|
The End Tour was the farewell tour of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath, featuring founding members Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler. The tour concluded Sabbath's 40+ year career. The final show was 4 February 2017, in their home city of Birmingham, UK.
A farewell tour is a concert or show tour intended to signal the retirement of a singer, a disbanding of a band, or the end of a show's run. Many of the tours end up not being the last tour, with frequent regroupings, or revivals of shows. Notable farewell tours include:
Heavy metal is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom. With roots in blues rock, psychedelic rock, and acid rock, the bands that created heavy metal developed a thick, massive sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion, extended guitar solos, emphatic beats, and overall loudness. The genre's lyrics and performance styles are sometimes associated with aggression and machismo.
Black Sabbath were an English rock band, formed in Birmingham in 1968, by guitarist and main songwriter Tony Iommi, drummer Bill Ward, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler 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.
Initial dates were announced in a video posted on the band's YouTube channel on 3 September 2015 with more dates announced in October 2015.As with the previous tour, Tommy Clufetos filled in for original drummer Bill Ward, due to the latter's departure and animosity towards singer Ozzy Osbourne. An eight-track EP, entitled The End , was released to coincide with this tour and was only available at shows. Rival Sons were the sole support act for all of Black Sabbath's headlining shows. Five Finger Death Punch originally planned to join the oceanic leg of the tour, but canceled following Ivan Moody's Hospitalization. Osbourne said of the farewell tour, "this is it, it's definitely run its course".
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The Reunion Tour was a concert tour by heavy metal band Black Sabbath, celebrating the band's 2012 reunion and in support of their album 13, which was the group's first album to feature their original singer Ozzy Osbourne since 1978's Never Say Die! and original bassist Geezer Butler since 1994's Cross Purposes.
Tommy Clufetos is an American session drummer most noted for his work with Black Sabbath during their Black Sabbath Reunion Tour, which highlighted their new album 13. He also toured with them on their final tour. He is also the drummer for Black Sabbath vocalist Ozzy Osbourne.
The tour concluded on 4 February 2017 with the final two gigs being played in the band's native Birmingham. The last show was streamed live on the band's Facebook page.Prior to the gig, Ozzy discussed his emotions he was feeling, suggesting he would cry after the farewell. Osbourne was adamant this is the end, but intends to carry on with solo work, having already returned following a 1992 'final' solo tour. Iommi confirmed no more world tours, but remains open to a new album or one-off show. Iommi had been diagnosed with lymphoma in 2012, and the toll of touring on his health was the main reason to end touring. Osbourne had intended to say something to the crowd but did not prepare a speech. He closed the show with a simple statement to the crowd "Thank you, goodnight, thank you so much."
Birmingham is a major city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England. It is the second-most populous city in the United Kingdom, after London, and the most populous city in the English Midlands. It is also the most populous metropolitan district in the United Kingdom, with an estimated 1,137,123 inhabitants, and is considered the social, cultural, financial, and commercial centre of the Midlands. It is situated within the larger West Midlands conurbation, which is the third most populated urban area in the United Kingdom, with a population of 2,897,303 in 2017. The wider Birmingham metropolitan area is the second largest in the United Kingdom with a population of over 4.3 million. It is frequently referred to as both England and the United Kingdom's "second city".
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John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne is an English singer, songwriter, actor and reality television star who rose to prominence during the 1970s as the lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath, during which he adopted the nickname "The Prince of Darkness". Osbourne 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 helped record 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".
Anthony Frank Iommi is an English guitarist, songwriter and producer. He was lead guitarist and one of the four founding members of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath. He was the band's primary composer and sole continual member for nearly five decades.
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"The End" [Video intro]
"Zeitgeist" [Audio outro]
"The End" [Video intro]
"Zeitgeist" [Audio outro]
|20 January 2016||Omaha||United States||CenturyLink Center Omaha||Rival Sons||10,317 / 13,681||$875,263|
|22 January 2016||Chicago||United Center||14,517 / 15,648||$1,525,127|
|25 January 2016||Minneapolis||Target Center||10,871 / 12,928||$965,445|
|27 January 2016||Winnipeg||Canada||MTS Centre||—||—|
|6 February 2016||Tacoma||United States||Tacoma Dome||17,480 / 18,284||$1,465,059|
|9 February 2016||San Jose||SAP Center||12,226 / 13,533||$1,182,483|
|11 February 2016||Inglewood||The Forum||14,013 / 14,013||$1,237,836|
|13 February 2016||Las Vegas||Mandalay Bay Events Center||8,555 / 9,283||$962,808|
|15 February 2016||Denver||Pepsi Center||12,257 / 14,280||$1,202,717|
|17 February 2016||Kansas City||Sprint Center||10,715 / 13,115||$868,001|
|19 February 2016||Auburn Hills||The Palace of Auburn Hills||13,030 / 14,231||$1,204,212|
|21 February 2016||Hamilton||Canada||FirstOntario Centre||13,575 / 14,287||$1,039,540|
|23 February 2016||Montreal||Bell Centre||13,840 / 15,043||$1,079,950|
|25 February 2016||New York City||United States||Madison Square Garden||29,411 / 29,411||$3,471,530|
|27 February 2016|
|2 March 2016||Edmonton||Canada||Rexall Place||—||—|
|4 March 2016||Calgary||Scotiabank Saddledome||—||—|
|7 March 2016||Vancouver||Rogers Arena||—||—|
|15 April 2016||Perth||Australia||Perth Arena||Rival Sons||7,570 / 7,570||$795,368|
|17 April 2016||Adelaide||Adelaide Entertainment Centre||—||—|
|19 April 2016||Melbourne||Rod Laver Arena||11,778 / 12,256||$1,273,680|
|23 April 2016||Sydney||Qudos Bank Arena||13,717 / 13,717||$1,458,830|
|25 April 2016||Brisbane||Brisbane Entertainment Centre||9,623 / 9,623||$1,020,320|
|28 April 2016||Auckland||New Zealand||Vector Arena||—||—|
|30 April 2016||Dunedin||Forsyth Barr Stadium||—||—|
|1 June 2016||Budapest||Hungary||László Papp Budapest Sports Arena||Rival Sons||—||—|
|3 June 2016||Nuremberg||Germany||Rock im Park||N/A||—||—|
|8 June 2016||Berlin||Waldbühne||Rival Sons||—||—|
|11 June 2016||Castle Donington||England||Download Festival||N/A||—||—|
|13 June 2016||Verona||Italy||Verona Arena||Rival Sons||—||—|
|15 June 2016||Zürich||Switzerland||Hallenstadion||12,017 / 13,000||$1,338,150|
|17 June 2016||Dessel||Belgium||Graspop Metal Meeting||N/A||—||—|
|19 June 2016||Clisson||France||Hellfest||—||—|
|23 June 2016||Halden||Norway||Tons of Rock||—||—|
|25 June 2016||Copenhagen||Denmark||Copenhell||—||—|
|28 June 2016||Vienna||Austria||Wiener Stadthalle||Rival Sons||—||—|
|30 June 2016||Prague||Czech Republic||O2 Arena||—||—|
|2 July 2016||Kraków||Poland||Tauron Arena Kraków||—||—|
|5 July 2016||Riga||Latvia||Arēna Rīga||—||—|
|7 July 2016||Helsinki||Finland||Kaisaniemi Park||N/A||—||—|
|9 July 2016||Stockholm||Sweden||Friends Arena|| Volbeat |
|12 July 2016||Moscow||Russia||Olympic Stadium||Rival Sons||—||—|
|17 August 2016||Wantagh||United States||Nikon at Jones Beach Theater||Rival Sons||—||—|
|19 August 2016||Camden||BB&T Pavilion||—||—|
|21 August 2016||Bristow||Jiffy Lube Live||—||—|
|23 August 2016||Holmdel||PNC Bank Arts Center||—||—|
|25 August 2016||Mansfield||Xfinity Center||—||—|
|27 August 2016||Uncasville||Mohegan Sun Arena||7,361 / 7,373||$1,013,384|
|29 August 2016||Toronto||Canada||Molson Canadian Amphitheatre||—||—|
|31 August 2016||Clarkston||United States||DTE Energy Music Theatre||—||—|
|2 September 2016||Noblesville||Klipsch Music Center||—||—|
|4 September 2016||Tinley Park||Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre||—||—|
|7 September 2016||Dallas||Gexa Energy Pavilion||—||—|
|9 September 2016||Albuquerque||Isleta Amphitheater||—||—|
|11 September 2016||West Valley City||USANA Amphitheatre||—||—|
|13 September 2016||Ridgefield||Sunlight Supply Amphitheater||—||—|
|15 September 2016||Oakland||Oracle Arena||10,307 / 12,722||$955,430|
|17 September 2016||Las Vegas||MGM Grand Garden Arena||10,718 / 11,835||$1,025,145|
|19 September 2016||Los Angeles||Hollywood Bowl||16,338 / 16,338||$1,573,560|
|21 September 2016||Phoenix||Ak-Chin Pavilion||13,728 / 19,954||$713,423|
|24 September 2016||San Bernardino||San Manuel Amphitheater||N/A||—||—|
|8 November 2016||Tulsa||BOK Center||Rival Sons||—||—|
|10 November 2016||Houston||Toyota Center||10,585 / 11,484||$956,628|
|12 November 2016||San Antonio||AT&T Center||12,405 / 14,316||$1,222,412|
|16 November 2016||Mexico City||Mexico||Foro Sol||60,506 / 62,423||$2,720,454|
|19 November 2016||Santiago||Chile||Estadio Nacional||Rival Sons||—||—|
|23 November 2016||Córdoba||Argentina||Orfeo Superdomo||—||—|
|26 November 2016||Buenos Aires||José Amalfitani Stadium||—||—|
|28 November 2016||Porto Alegre||Brazil||Estacionamento da Fiergs||15,298 / 29,960||$1,079,100|
|30 November 2016||Curitiba||Pedreira Paulo Leminski||22,934 / 25,000||$2,094,680|
|2 December 2016||Rio de Janeiro||Praça da Apoteose||26,764 / 35,000||$2,173,890|
|4 December 2016||São Paulo||Estádio do Morumbi||64,744 / 65,596||$5,502,050|
|17 January 2017||Cologne||Germany||Lanxess Arena||Rival Sons||—||—|
|20 January 2017||Dublin||Ireland||3Arena||—||—|
|22 January 2017||Manchester||England||Manchester Arena||14,886 / 15,425||$1,336,720|
|24 January 2017||Glasgow||Scotland||SSE Hydro||10,029 / 10,955||$930,968|
|26 January 2017||Leeds||England||First Direct Arena||—||—|
|29 January 2017||London||The O2||30,370 / 35,097||$2,724,560|
|31 January 2017|
|2 February 2017||Birmingham||Genting Arena||—||—|
|4 February 2017|
|Total||514,610 / 570,504||$41,817,435|
The tour grossed $84.8 million, with 1,074,495 tickets sold from 74 shows.
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.
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!.
Reunion is a live album by heavy metal band Black Sabbath. It features the original line-up of Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward: the four musicians' first recording together since the firing of Osbourne in 1979.
Anthony Philip Harford, better known by his stage name Tony Martin, is a heavy metal vocalist, best known for his time fronting Black Sabbath, initially from 1987 to 1991 and again from 1993 to 1996. Martin was the band's second longest serving vocalist after Ozzy Osbourne. He has since been involved in many other projects.
Heaven & Hell were an English-American heavy metal band active from 2006 to 2010. The band was a collaboration featuring Black Sabbath founding members Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler along with former Black Sabbath and Dio members Ronnie James Dio and Vinny Appice.
"After Forever" is a song by English rock band Black Sabbath. The song was released on their third studio album Master of Reality in 1971, and later the same year it had been released as the first single from the album, but failed to chart anywhere. The lyrics were written by Geezer Butler while the music was written by Tony Iommi.
The Ozzy and Friends Tour is a concert tour that replaced the majority of the original 2012 dates of the Black Sabbath Reunion Tour.
13 is the 19th and final studio album by English rock band Black Sabbath. The album was released on 10 June 2013 in Europe and 11 June 2013 in North America, via Vertigo Records and Republic Records in the United States, and via Vertigo Records worldwide. It is the only studio album released by Black Sabbath since Forbidden (1995), and was the band's first studio recording with original singer Ozzy Osbourne and bassist Geezer Butler since the live album Reunion (1998), which contained two new studio tracks. It was also the first studio album with Osbourne since Never Say Die! (1978), and with Butler since Cross Purposes (1994), the first since Never Say Die! not to feature longtime keyboardist Geoff Nicholls, and the first since The Eternal Idol (1987) on the Vertigo label.
Live... Gathered in Their Masses is a live album and film by English heavy metal band Black Sabbath. It features performances from their 2013 world tour, recorded in Melbourne, Australia on 29 April and 1 May 2013. It was released 26 November 2013 as a CD, DVD, Blu-ray, and a deluxe box set.
"Loner" is a song by English rock band Black Sabbath. It is the third and final single from their 2013 album 13, the first being "God Is Dead?". Although the album version did not chart, a live version of the song was officially released as a single via Black Sabbath's YouTube channel on 17 October 2013. It is also their last released single before their disbanding in 2017.
The End is an extended play by English rock band Black Sabbath, and is their final release as a band. It was released on 20 January 2016. The exclusive, limited-edition CD was only available for purchase at tour dates for their final tour The End Tour. The first half of the album is leftover tracks from the 13 sessions, and the second half is live tracks recorded on tour between 2013 and 2014.
The Sabotage Tour, by British heavy metal band Black Sabbath, began on 14 July 1975 and ended on 13 January 1976.
The End: Live in Birmingham is a live album and film by English heavy metal band Black Sabbath. It features the final performance from their The End Tour, recorded in Birmingham, England on 4 February 2017. It was released on 17 November 2017 through Eagle Vision, as a CD, DVD, Blu-ray, Vinyl and a limited deluxe box set.
No More Tours II is the second semi-farewell tour by British metal vocalist Ozzy Osbourne, the first being No More Tours Tour in 1992.