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Black Sabbath announced UK and Ireland farewell shows

By | Published on Tuesday 14 June 2016

Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath last week finally announced UK and Ireland dates for their farewell tour, which will see them play eight shows next year, finishing up in Birmingham. The shows are very much billed as being Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler, with no sign of their ongoing dispute with drummer Bill Ward being resolved.

Explaining why the band were calling it a day, Iommi said last year: “My body won’t take it much more. All the travelling involved in Sabbath tours increasingly takes its toll. That’s why we’re going out on one last tour, to say our farewells. And then it very definitely is the end, we won’t be doing it again”.

Tickets go on sale this Friday. Here are the dates:

20 Jan: Dublin, Three Arena
22 Jan: Manchester Arena
24 Jan: Glasgow, SSE Hydro
26 Jan: Leeds, First Direct Arena
29 Jan: London, O2 Arena
31 Jan: London, O2 Arena
2 Feb: Birmingham, Genting Arena
4 Feb: Birmingham, Genting Arena