Black Sabbath Tour
Black Sabbath has announced the end of an era. The legendary British metal band will be calling it quits after nearly half a century in the business, but not before embarking on a worldwide farewell tour in 2016.
Black Sabbath’s The End Tour will kick off in Jan. 2016 with a North American leg, which will travel to most major cities, including Chicago, Vancouver, Los Angeles, and New York. View the full list of Black Sabbath tour dates scheduled for the U.S. and Canada at the bottom of the page.
UPDATE: A second leg of the final Black Sabbath tour will visit North American amphitheaters in summer 2016. You can see all the newly added dates at the bottom of the page.
The initial tour announcement also includes a string of Oceania dates scheduled for April. Black Sabbath is expected to announce more shows, including a leg in its native Europe, this coming October.
Although fans expect that additional international legs are in the works, it’s unclear right now if the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame outfit is planning to extend its North American leg beyond the first round of 17 shows.
Black Sabbath Tour News Fuels Final Album Rumors
With founding members Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, and Ozzy Osbourne all signed on for the final Black Sabbath tour, the classic rock trio may have one last album up its sleeve. In a 2014 interview with “Metal Hammer,” Osbourne said the group was hoping to begin recording with producer Rick Rubin sometime in 2015.
Rubin was the lone producer credited on Black Sabbath’s most recent effort, “13.” When it dropped in 2013, the album was the band’s first collection of music in nearly two decades. It also marked the group’s first No. 1 album in the U.S., and only its second chart-topper in its native U.K.
So far, Black Sabbath hasn’t confirmed if a new album will drop in conjunction with the tour launch. If released, the new record would bring the band’s total studio album count to an even 20.
Black Sabbath 2016 Tour Dates
Black Sabbath The End Tour
Jan. 20 - CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Neb.
Jan. 22 - United Center, Chicago, Ill.
Jan. 25 - Target Center, Minneapolis, Minn.
Jan. 27 - MTS Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Jan. 30 - Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta
Feb. 1 - Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta
Feb. 3 - Rogers Arena, Vancouver, B.C.
Feb. 6 - Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, Wash.
Feb. 9 - SAP Center, San Jose, Calif.
Feb. 11 - L.A. Forum, Inglewood, Calif.
Feb. 13 - Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas, Nev.
Feb. 15 - Pepsi Center, Denver, Colo.
Feb. 17 - Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo.
Feb. 19 - Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Mich.
Feb. 21 - FirstOntario Centre, Hamilton, Ont.
Feb. 23 - Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec
Feb. 25, 27 - Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y.
Aug. 17 - Nikon at Jones beach Theater, Wantagh, N.Y.
Aug. 19 - BB&T Pavilion, Camden, N.J.
Aug. 21 - Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, Va.
Aug. 23 - PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, N.J.
Aug. 25 - Xfinity Center, Mansfield, Mass.
Aug. 27 - Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn.
Aug. 29 - Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto, Ont.
Aug. 31 - DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, Mich.
Sept. 2 - Klipsch Music Center, Noblesville, Ind.
Sept. 4 - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, Ill.
Sept. 7 - Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas, Texas
Sept. 9 - Isleta Amphitheater, Albuquerque, N.M.
Sept. 11 - Usana Amphitheatre, West Valley City, Utah
Sept. 13 - Sunlight Supply Amphitheater, Ridgefield, Wash.
Sept. 15 - ORACLE Arena, Oakland, Calif.
Sept. 17 - MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nev.
Sept. 19 - Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, Calif.
Sept. 21 - Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix, Ariz.