Black Sabbath’s final tour
By Benjamin Howard, Contributor
The revolutionary heavy metal band Black Sabbath will begin its final tour, The End, this January. The year-long world tour has promised an incredible production that will outshine their previous tours.
The band confirmed that this is definitely the end for them. They still enjoy performing together, but their advancing years and health issues have gotten in the way.
Most of the original band members will be returning for the concert, including Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler, and Tony Iommi. Bill Ward, Black Sabbath’s original drummer, won’t be part of the concert due to his health concerns, particularly his obesity and previous heart attacks. Those who have heard Black Sabbath know the drumming is fast and heavy—drumming their songs for two hours straight would make anyone sweat. Instead, Osbourne’s drummer Tommy Clufetos will be part of the tour.
As for the tour’s set list, the focus will be on the band’s music from when Osbourne was the singer. This means that songs from the reign of Ronnie James Dio, the singer who replaced Osbourne in ’79, will not be played.
The End kicks off on January 20 in Nebraska and makes its way to Vancouver’s Rogers Arena on February 3. Tickets are as cheap as $72, but most tickets are more expensive.
The End is the last chance to see what many hail as the greatest metal band of all time. Make haste, metal-heads!