Heavy Metal Legends Black Sabbath The End Tour Begins Tonight
by Jody Haskins for The Laguna Spectator
Heavy Metal Legends Black Sabbath ‘The End’ tour begins tonight in Omaha, Nebraska. The location of the opening show of this tour has no significance other than it is the city the tour managers booked for the first show of Black Sabbath’s End tour. There are reports that the band will be digging deep into their catalogue to play some songs that have not been played live very often in the past. ‘Hand of Doom’ from the ‘Paranoid’ album is one of the all time greatest deep cuts ever on a heavy metal album and Black Sabbath will be playing this classic track on this tour for the first time since the early seventies.
The Heavy Metal Legends Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Terry ‘Geezer’ Butler and Bill Ward all grew up within a three mile radius of each other in post war Birmingham, England. They have been together off and on since they began in the late sixties and they are adamant that this is the last time you will get to see Black Sabbath. Tony Iommi’s battle with cancer and his overall health are the main reasons that the band is calling it quits after this tour. This has been a devastating time for classic rock and rollers, we have lost David Bowie, Lemmy Kilmister and Glenn Frey in just the last few weeks. So if you want to see the pioneers and inventors of heavy metal, this will be your last chance. While hard core loyal Black Sabbath fans are still unhappy about Bill Ward not being a part of this tour, it will still be worth a road trip to see these heavy metal legends live and up close one last time. I think I will make the trip myself if for no other reason than to hear ‘Hand of Doom’ live and in person.
Here is a video of Black Sabbath talking about this last tour.