Black Sabbath To Say ‘Goodbye’

Black Sabbath has announced its farewell journey.  Simply called “The End,” the tour takes its first thundering steps in Omaha, Neb., in mid-January and includes stops in Chicago, Las Vegas and New York City as well as concerts in Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
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The tour gives you three original members from the band formed in 1968 in Birmingham, England – Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler.  Saying he wasn’t provided a “signable contract,” drummer Bill Ward dropped off of the band’s reunion plans in 2012.

Today’s media blast  included the dates along with a video announcing the swan song.

Jan. 20 – Omaha, Neb., CenturyLink Center Omaha
Jan. 22 – Chicago, Ill., United Center
Jan. 25 – Minneapolis, Minn., Target Center
Jan. 28 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, SaskTel Centre
Jan. 30 – Edmonton, Alberta, Rexall Place
Feb. 1 – Calgary, Alberta, Scotiabank Saddledome
Feb. 3 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Rogers Arena
Feb. 6 – Tacoma, Wash., Tacoma Dome
Feb. 9 – San Jose, Calif., SAP Center At San Jose
Feb. 11 – Inglewood, Calif., Forum
Feb. 13 – Las Vegas, Nev., Mandalay Bay Events Center
Feb. 15 – Denver, Colo., Pepsi Center
Feb. 17 – Kansas City, Mo., Sprint Center
Feb. 19 – Auburn Hills, Mich., The Palace Of Auburn Hills
Feb. 21 – Hamilton, Ontario, FirstOntario Centre
Feb. 23 – Montreal, Quebec, Bell Centre
Feb. 25 – New York, N.Y., Madison Square Garden Arena
April 15 – Perth, Australia, Perth Arena
April 17 – Hindmarsh, Australia, Adelaide Entertainment Centre
April 19 – Melbourne, Australia, Rod Laver Arena
April 23 – Sydney, Australia, Allphones Arena
April 25 – Boondall, Australia,  Brisbane Entertainment Centre
April 28 – Auckland, New Zealand, Vector Arena
April 30 – Dunedin, New Zealand, Forsyth Barr Stadium

Expect more dates to be announced.

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