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1  Forum / General Discussions / Black Sabbath Wrap Leg One of "The End" World Tour on: March 16, 2016, 05:33:39 pm
Ozzy, Tony and Geezer wrapped the first dates of BLACK SABBATH’s massive 2016 THE END world tour last week (3/7) in Vancouver, BC to an overwhelming response, from fans and critics alike. The first leg of sold-out North American shows will be followed by a run of summer performances including return visits to Los Angeles (at the iconic Hollywood Bowl), New York, Chicago and 14 additional cities. Tickets for the summer shows are available at www.Livenation.com. See BLACK SABBATH’s world wide itinerary below.

Here’s some critical feedback from 2016’s THE END tour:

“From the pulverizing opening tritone of ‘Black Sabbath’…the show was more a celebration of the pioneering heavy-metal band’s legacy than an epitaph…each of the musicians was in stellar form in Chicago…now may be the beginning of the end for Black Sabbath, but, as they proved in Chicago and over the years, their music will echo through the ages.”
--Kory Grow, ROLLINGSTONE.COM, 1-23-16

“The beginning of The End happened Friday in Chicago at the United Center, where the band played a two-hour set of snarling hard rock songs, played according to the rules of strict minimalism but always with brawny execution…Black Sabbath remains a genre of its own, combining space jazz and prog-rock, gothic imagery and riff-heavy thunder.”
--Mark Guarino, THEGUARDIAN.COM, 1-23-16

“The iconic rockers were able to bid farewell in style…If this was truly the band's last show in Washington, the quartet had left its fans with a night they'll never forget.”
--Ernest Jasmin, TACOMA WEEKLY, 2-8-16

“Sabbath sounded so strong that, at times, it seemed like an absolutely ludicrous idea for these guys to even be thinking about hanging it up. Yet, if the goal is to go out on top--in peak fighting form--then Sabbath is right on track.”
--Jim Harrington, SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, 2-10-16

“Osbourne was confidently strutting the length of the stage, imploring the audience to clap along…Osbourne led the band through classics like ‘War Pigs’ and ‘Children of the Grave,’ exuding bravado and, often, joy. The night didn't belong to Ozzy, though. While bassist Geezer Butler remains rock-solid…Iommi's effortless leads and power-chord riffs laid the groundwork for generations of hard-rocking axe-slingers, yet his attack still sounds fresh and resonant, and his vibrato-laden shreds are as precise as they were four decades ago…”
--Jeff Miller, BILLBOARD.com, 2-13-16

“Black Sabbath put on as perfect of a farewell show at the Pepsi Center [in Denver] as you could have hoped for. They played, sounded and yes, sung as well as they did in their prime…Instead of leaning on theatrics, they let tight riffs take the audience away…Their astonishing performance Monday night proved the band to be going out with remarkable live chops.”
--Mike Long, DENVER POST, 2-16-16

“One of the strongest live rock shows in recent memory…Sabbath performed the music with such power and conviction that songs many of us have heard ad nauseam seemed fresh and new…The fluid rhythms, the interlocking, crushing dynamics between the rhythm section, and Iommi and Osbourne's uncanny ability to switch in and out of the role of avatar of doom and avuncular hype man, rousing the crowd, made for a show that was much more than merely a great performance. It felt inclusive.”
--Tom Murphy, WESTWORD (Denver, CO), 2-16-16

“Black Sabbath turned its The End farewell tour into a celebration--albeit one steeped in a little bit of Satanic mechanics…the 100-minute, 14-song show was standard issue Sabbath--Spartan and leaden hard rock played with tight precision.”
--Gary Graff, THE OAKLAND PRESS (Detroit, MI), 2-20-16

“Black Sabbath, from Birmingham, England, was foundational for metal, but the music it played on Thursday--all of it recorded between 1969 and 1976--is full of scales related to the blues, which has its own long tradition of despair masking joy. That joy on Thursday was in sound and feeling. You could hear the band in giant, clear, present detail, unusual for the Garden…”
Ben Ratliff, NEW YORK TIMES, 2-26-16

“…he [Osbourne] was on fire last night, hitting all the notes exactly the way you remember them. All the stretched out vowels, all the ‘ohh yeahh!’s, everything. In even finer form was Tony Iommi, whose riffs were as crisp today as they are on the early records, and whose solos still screamed. No disrespect to Geezer Butler of course, who shined all night and especially on his bass solo in ‘N.I.B.’…There really wasn’t a moment where you weren’t hearing some of the best heavy metal ever written…The show was also a serious reminder of how even with legions of excellent doom bands popping up for decades, still nobody can do it like Sabbath.”
--Andrew Sacher, BROOKLYN VEGAN, 2-27-16

“If this in fact was the end for Black Sabbath, then it was one hell of a farewell.”
--Dean Pilling, CALGARY SUN, 3-5-16

“Black Sabbath were magnificent…what sets Black Sabbath’s music apart is how fresh it still sounds…a night free of stage effects or gimmicks, packed with a selection of brilliantly performed songs from the best heavy metal band there ever was and ever will be.”
Robert Collins, CTV NEWS VANCOUVER, 3-8-16

These dates mark the end of the epic journey that BLACK SABBATH began nearly five decades ago. The massive 2016 THE END world tour by the greatest Metal Band of all time will take the band to Australia and New Zealand in April, then Europe for a mix of summer headlining and festival performances, before returning to North America in August.

As previously announced, a special fans-only CD featuring original artwork by Shepard Fairey/Obey Giant is being sold at shows along the tour route. The CD is comprised of eight previously unreleased tracks: four songs are outtakes from BLACK SABBATH’s worldwide #1, Grammy Award-winning album 13 and four live songs from the band’s critically acclaimed 13 World Tour.

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.

BLACK SABBATH’s remaining 2016 tour dates are as follows:

AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND
Fri   4/15   Perth, AU   Perth Arena
Sun   4/17   Adelaide, AU   Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Tue   4/19   Melbourne, AU Rod Laver Arena
Sat   4/23   Sydney, AU   Allphones Arena
Mon   4/25   Brisbane, AU   Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Thu   4/28   Auckland, NZ   Vector Arena
Sat   4/30   Dunedin, NZ   Forsyth Barr Stadium

EUROPE
Wed   6/1   Budapest,Hungary   Groupama Arena
Wed   6/8   Berlin, Germany   Waldebuhne
**Sat   6/11   Donington, UK Download Festival
Mon   6/13   Verona, IT   Arena di Verona
Wed   6/15   Zurich, Switzerland   Hallenstadion
**Fri   6/17   Dessel,Belgium   Graspop Metal Meeting
**Sun 6/19 Clisson, FR   Hellfest
**Thu   6/23   Halden, Norway   Tons Of Rock
**Sat   6/25   Copenhagen, DE   COPENHELL
Tue   6/28   Vienna, Austria   Stadthalle
Thu   6/30   Prague, Czech Rep. 02 Arena
Sat   7/2   Krakow, Poland   Tauron Arena Kraków
Tue   7/5   Riga, Latvia Arena Riga
**Thu   7/7   Helsinki, Finland   Monsters of Rock
**Sat   7/9   Stockholm, Sweden Monsters of Rock
Tue   7/12   Moscow, Russia   Olympisky Arena
**Denotes festival appearance

NORTH AMERICA
Wed   8/17   Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Fri   8/19   Philadelphia, PA BB&T Pavilion
Sun   8/21   Washington DC Jiffy Lube Live
Tue   8/23   Holmdel, NJ   PNC Bank Arts Center
Thu   8/25   Boston, MA   Xfinity Center
Sat   8/27   Uncasville, CT   Mohegan Sun Arena
Mon   8/29   Toronto, ON   Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Wed   8/31   Detroit, MI   DTE Energy Music Theatre
Fri   9/2   Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center
Sun   9/4   Chicago, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Chicago
Wed   9/7   Dallas, TX   Gexa Energy Pavilion
Fri   9/9   Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater
Sun   9/11   Salt Lake City, UT Usana Amphitheatre
Tue   9/13   Portland, OR   Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
Thu   9/15   Oakland, CA   Oracle Arena
Sat   9/17   Las Vegas, NV   MGM Grand Garden Arena
Mon   9/19   Hollywood, CA   Hollywood Bowl
Wed   9/21   Phoenix, AZ   Ak-Chin Pavilion

Details on Tickets for the North American shows can be found at: http://www.livenation.com/artists/41466/black-sabbath
North America VIP Packages: http://bit.ly/SabbathVIP
Australia & NZ Tix: https://www.livenation.com.au/artists/black-sabbath
AU & NZ VIP: https://www.livenation.com.au/blog/vip-nation-black-sabbath
European VIP: http://vipnation.eu/blacksabbath
2  Forum / General Discussions / Re: Sabbath tickets on: February 16, 2016, 06:35:16 pm
oh hell yeah wiz-o ......

who is opening for them on this tour ?.......


 Grin

The opening band is RIVAL SONS
3  Forum / General Discussions / Re: Sabbath tickets on: February 09, 2016, 06:49:32 pm
Sabbath in Los Angeles at The Forum in 2 days!!

 Grin
4  Forum / General Discussions / Black Sabbath Special Tour Exclusive CD On Way! on: January 14, 2016, 09:01:19 pm
BLACK SABBATH
LIMITED EDITION
‘THE END’
EIGHT SONG CD
TO BE SOLD
EXCLUSIVELY AT SHOWS ON 2016
“THE END” WORLD TOUR

EACH SHOW ALONG TOUR ROUTE TO FEATURE
ONE-OF-A-KIND ARTWORK
CREATED FOR EACH MARKET

BEHIND THE SCENES
LOOK AT
“THE END” TOUR
REHEARSALS TO PREMIERE THIS
FRIDAY, JANUARY 15 AT 10:00 AM (PT)
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With BLACK SABBATH’s 2016 THE END Tour launch now just a week away, comes exciting news about a new special limited edition CD--THE END--to be sold exclusively at shows on the legendary band’s massive worldwide final tour.

Featuring original artwork by Shepard Fairey/Obey Giant, the CD is comprised of eight previously unreleased tracks: four songs are outtakes from BLACK SABBATH’s worldwide #1, Grammy Award-winning album 13 and four live songs from the band’s critically acclaimed 13 World Tour.  The CD features Ozzy Osbourne (Vocals), Tony Iommi (Guitar) and Geezer Butler (Bass), along with Brad Wilk (Drums) on tracks 1-4, Tommy Clufetos (Drums) on tracks 5-8, and Adam Wakeman (Keyboard) on tracks 5-8.  Tracks 1-4 were recorded at Shangri La Studios in Malibu, CA and produced by Rick Rubin, mixed by Andrew Scheps at Punkerpad West and recorded by Greg Fidelman.  Tracks 5-8 were recorded and engineered by Greg Price and mastered by Robert Vosgien at Capitol Studios Mastering.

 



THE END CD track listing is as follows:

1. Season of the Dead
2. Cry All Night
3. Take Me Home
4. Isolated Man
5. God is Dead? (Live Sydney, Australia 4/27/13)
6. Under the Sun (Live Auckland, New Zealand 4/20/13)
7. End of the Beginning (Live Hamilton, ON Canada 4/11/14)
8. Age of Reason (Live Hamilton, ON Canada 4/11/14)

Beyond the collaboration with Shepard Fairey, BLACK SABBATH will celebrate artists each night of the tour by commissioning exclusive posters for each market on THE END tour.  A example of the artwork is below:

 

For those who can’t wait for THE END tour to hit their city, the band has released a behind the scenes preview from their Los Angeles rehearsals.   Set to debut Friday, January 15 at Blacksabbath.com and via the band’s social media, the clip was teased via a short clip Wednesday, January 13.

BLACK SABBATH will end the epic journey they began nearly five decades ago when their 2016 THE END world tour kicks off Wednesday, January 20 in Omaha, NE.  The band--Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler--will then head to Australia, New Zealand and Europe (for a mix of summer headlining and festival performances), before returning to North America in August. 

The massive 2016 world tour by the greatest Metal Band of all time marks THE END for BLACK SABBATH 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. The support act for the whole tour is RIVAL SONS.

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
5  Forum / General Discussions / Black Sabbath Rehearsal Video on: January 13, 2016, 04:01:51 pm
Black Sabbath have launched a teaser for an upcoming behind the scene video clip on their YouTube page. Full video coming on Friday at 10am PST!

https://youtu.be/s6kb7XR4mck
6  Forum / Ozzy / Re: How do I get ozzfest tickets outside of japan!!!!!!!!!!!?????????? on: November 16, 2015, 05:52:57 pm
They are available on the Ozzfest Japan website at
http://ozzfestjapan.com/english/
7  Forum / General Discussions / Re: Where can I buy Ozz Fest tickets in english? on: May 01, 2015, 12:51:34 pm
When the general on sale happens you will be able to purchase from:

http://ozzfestjapan.com/english/
8  Forum / General Discussions / Re: Ozzy & Friends, Korn & Evanescence on Ozzfest Japan 2015 on: May 01, 2015, 12:51:07 pm
When the general on sale happens you will be able to purchase from:

http://ozzfestjapan.com/english/
9  Forum / General Discussions / Re: What are you listening to now?! on: April 27, 2015, 12:22:30 pm
Howard Stern on SiriusXM before I switch over to Ozzy's Boneyard

 Grin
10  Forum / General Discussions / Ozzy & Friends, Korn & Evanescence on Ozzfest Japan 2015 on: April 26, 2015, 02:37:50 pm
OZZFEST JAPAN

RETURNS TO MAKUHARI MESSE

NOVEMBER 21 AND 22

 

2015 TWO-DAY FESTIVAL

TO FEATURE HEADLINING PERFORMANCE FROM

OZZY OSBOURNE & FRIENDS


KORN AND EVANESCENCE

LEAD A BILL OF MORE THAN 22 ACTS

 

OZZFEST JAPAN--the first major international music festival to ever travel to Japan--will return to Makuhari Messe arena (just outside of Tokyo) Saturday, November 21 and Sunday, November 22.  The two-day festival will feature headlining performances from two OZZFEST veterans: festival namesake Ozzy Osbourne (who will perform as Ozzy & Friends) and Korn. Evanescence are also among the initial acts to be announced for a festival bill that will include more than 22 performers. OZZFEST JAPAN--a collaboration between Sharon Osbourne and Japanese promoter Hayashi International Promotion (H.I.P.)--debuted in May 2013 to sold-out crowds of 20,000 per day and wide critical acclaim.

Ozzy’s OZZFEST JAPAN performance is one of six shows the multi-platinum, three-time Grammy® winning singer and songwriter has scheduled this year. Korn’sappearance is a highlight of the band’s 20th anniversary celebration.   Evanescence will make their OZZFEST debut at OZZFEST JAPAN.  The remainingactson the OZZFEST JAPAN lineup will be revealed later this year.  Organizers say fans can expect performances from a dynamic mix of international and domestic bands, all of which will reinforce OZZFEST JAPAN as the leader in the Japanese rock festival market.
11  Forum / General Discussions / Re: Vote For Henry!! on: March 31, 2015, 05:55:48 pm
VOTE FOR HENRY IN THE FINAL FOUR!!

http://loudwire.com/iron-maiden-vs-black-sabbath-march-metal-mascot-madness-final-four/

 Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
12  Forum / General Discussions / Re: Vote For Henry!! on: March 23, 2015, 07:24:10 pm
Henry is now in Round 2 against Deathbat (Avenged Sevenfold)

http://loudwire.com/avenged-sevenfold-vs-black-sabbath-march-metal-mascot-madness-round-2/

Vote for Henry!!!
13  Forum / General Discussions / Vote For Henry!! on: March 19, 2015, 01:58:17 pm
VOTE FOR HENRY!

http://loudwire.com/black-sabbath-vs-manowar-march-metal-mascot-madness-round-1/

14  Forum / General Discussions / Re: Sabbath tickets on: July 03, 2013, 02:00:21 pm
Nice. Real Nice.

 Grin
15  Forum / General Discussions / Re: Summer of Sabbath on: July 03, 2013, 01:59:53 pm
3.5 weeks till the tour starts!!

 Shocked
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