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Never Say Die: Black Sabbath extend ‘The End’ tour, add two area dates

 

By Michael Christopher

Back in September, the not so surprising announcement came down that Black Sabbath was preparing to head out on its final tour, dutifully titled “The End,” beginning in January. A smattering of dates were revealed, yet only 11 in the States and one on the east coast – in New York. Other cities didn’t hit the panic button as more shows were promised, to be released this month.

Today, 18 additional dates were announced, including two in New England; Thursday, August 25 at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield and two days later at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Tickets for both of those shows, appropriately enough, go on sale this Saturday – Halloween – via Live Nation.

 
 

Original drummer Bill Ward is still not taking part, and it’s unclear whether any new material is on the horizon.

The full list of dates are below, and here’s the official announcement:

“Due to overwhelming demand, the road to THE END just got longer.

 
 

On the heels of their much-anticipated performances in North America, Australia, New Zealand and Europe, Black Sabbath will end the epic journey they began nearly five decades ago with another run of North American dates in fall 2016. These shows will follow a mix of summer headlining and festival performances throughout Europe.

The second run of North American dates kicks off August 17 at Jones Beach Amphitheater in New York and includes stops at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles (where the band last performed a sold-out show on their wildly successful 13 world tour in 2014), Chicago, Philadelphia, Toronto, Detroit, and Dallas, among others, before wrapping September 21 at AK-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix, AZ.

The massive 2016 world tour by the greatest Metal Band of all time marks The End for Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler as they close the final chapter in the final volume of the incredible BLACK SABBATH story with this tour. Black Sabbath’s The End farewell tour promises to surpass all previous tours and will feature the band’s most mesmerizing production ever.

When this tour concludes, it will truly be THE END, THE END of one of most legendary bands in Rock ‘n Roll history…Black Sabbath”

 
 

Newly announced tour dates:

Aug. 17 – Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Aug. 19 – Philadelphia, PA – Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug. 21 – Washington, DC – Jiffy Lube Live
Aug. 23 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 25 – Boston Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
Aug. 27 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
Aug. 29 – Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Aug. 31 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theater
Sep. 02 – Indianapolis, IN – Klipsch Music Center
Sep. 04 – Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sep. 07 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
Sep. 09 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Ampitheater
Sep. 11 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Ampitheater
Sep. 13 – Portland, OR – Sunlight Supply Arena
Sep. 15 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
Sep. 17 – Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
Sep. 19 – Hollywood, CA – Hollywood Bowl
Sep. 21 – Phoenix, AZ – AK-Chin Pavilion

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