Hometown gig will be The End

Black Sabbath have announced additional dates on their farewell tour. The 61-date world tour, The End, will wrap in the band’s home town of Birmingham, in February 2017.

The news was announced at Download, where the band are this weekend playing a headline slot. Flyers were handed out to festival goers revealing the dates of the 6-date final leg of the tour, aptly named “The End”.

Guitarist Tony Iommi has previously admitted his hopes to have the band’s final show in Birmingham: “when we’re home where we started, we always find it a bit nerve-wracking. But Birmingham means such a lot to us. It would be nice to think it could finish where it all started in Birmingham”.

The classic Sabbath line-up of Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne, bassist Geezer Butler, and drummer Bill Ward originally formed in Birmingham in 1968. This tour will feature the original line-up, excluding Ward, who this week announced his new band Day Of Errors.

Black Sabbath will play:

Manchester Arena (January 22)
Glasgow SSE Hydro (24)
Leeds First Direct Arena (26)
London O2 (29-31)
Birmingham Genting Arena (February 2, 4)

Ticket pricing and details are expected to follow next week.

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