Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath have revealed the final dates for their The End tour, and it will round off in their hometown of Birmingham, UK next year. The band is also slated to headline the Download festival this upcoming Saturday (June 11). The tour only runs seven dates and is said to be the last performances in their farewell tour, which began this past January. Ticket details for the final dates are expected to be announced next week.
In an interview on An Audience With as reported by NME, guitarist Tony Iommi expressed that he was hopeful for the final show to occur in Birmingham, saying, “When we’re home where we started, we always find it a bit nerve-wracking. But Birmingham means a lot to us. It would be nice to think it could finish where it all started, in Birmingham.”
Black Sabbath reunited in 2011 and reinstated the original line-up of Iommi on guitar, Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler on bass and Bill Ward on drums. Afterwards, Ward announced his new project, Day Of Errors, and bowed out of Black Sabbath before the reunion tour. Since their reunion, the band has released one album entitled 2013, which featured Brad Wilk from Rage Against the Machine in place of Ward.
After the band began the tour back in January, a few dates were cancelled when Osbourne fell ill with inflammation of the sinuses, but rescheduled the cancelled dates. The tour will run through September, when Osbourne will return to his solo career and the band will cease operations until the final leg. Black Sabbath additionally has been handing out a new 8-track album that is only available to those who attend the tour.
Check out a full list of the final tour dates below:
1/22: Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena
1/24: Glasgow, UK @ Glasgow SSE Hydro
1/26: Leeds, UK @ Leeds First Direct Arena
1/29-1/31: London, UK @ London 02
2/2-2/4: Birmingham, UK @ Birmingham Genting Arena