Black Sabbath Announce Expanded Dates For “The End” Tour In 2016

It’s Tuesday and there is a good chance that you are still furious about your friends ruining this past Sundays “The Walking Dead” on you with their social networking outcries that “cast member X” was no longer among the group only seconds after his/her being devoured took place. With that in mind I am happily sharing the news that the mighty Black Sabbath has decided to extend their North American “The End” tour and if that doesn’t bring some kind of smile to your face I don’t know what will. Check out the official Press Release and then I will return for some closing thoughts.

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The Press Release:
Due To Overwhelming Demand, “The End” Tour Extended Into Fall 2016 With Additional North American Shows, 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

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BLACK SABBATH’s 2016 North American Tour Dates are as follows:

North America
1/20 – Omaha, NE @ CenturyLink Center
1/22 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
1/25 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
1/27 – Winnipeg MN @ MTS Centre
1/30 – Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Centre
2/1 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
2/3 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
2/6 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
2/9 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Pavilion
2/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
2/13 – Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay
2/15 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
2/17 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
2/19 – Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
2/21 – Hamilton, ON @ First Ontario Centre
2/23 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
2/25 – New York, NY Madison Square Garden
2/27 – New York, NY Madison Square Garden

North America Added Dates:
8/17 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
8/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Susquehanna Bank Center
8/21 – Washington DC @ Jiffy Lube Live
8/23 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
8/25 – Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center
8/27 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
8/29 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
8/31 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theater
9/2 – Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
9/4 – Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
9/7 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
9/9 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Ampitheater
9/11 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Ampitheater
9/13 – Portland, OR @ Sunlight Supply Arena
9/15 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
9/17 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
9/19 – Hollywood, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
9/21 – Phoenix, AZ @ AK-Chin Pavilion

PiercingMetal Thoughts: Do I really need to add anything to this announcement? I hardly think so but what the hell. How awesome is it that the mighty Sabbath is going to extend their visit to our neck of the woods with these additional shows? Pretty damned awesome if you ask me and while I have loved the band since first becoming a Metal music fan so many decades ago, I have never managed to see them live in concert and I guess some of you are in the same boat as me. Now we have two more chances if you live in the NY/NJ area and actually even more if you feel like jumping in the car for a road trip. I’m sure that these shows will be culled into some sort of retrospective concert film at some point but wow, Sabbath calling it a day in the not too distant future is still something that I cannot easily wrap my head around. At least they are going out in style and are sounding fantastic according to the clips that I have seen on the many YouTube offerings out there. So what do you readers think about the extension? Did you get locked out of the shows originally based on the first demand and will you try for tickets now that there are more shows? If you are already going will you be heading to more shows? I’m always up for a Metal Media road trip so who is bringing out the van for these summer jaunts? Let me know in the comments what you think about the whole thing and I shall see you next time.

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