Are These the Last 17 Concerts Black Sabbath Will EVER Play in North America?

Black Sabbath The End

Black Sabbath The End

Dates for “The Final Tour by the Greatest Metal Band of All Time” have finally been released after months of anticipation. The recent press release has announced “The End” world tour across the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand will be Black Sabbath’s last. The tour will feature Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler, but not drummer Bill Ward who did not play on the last album released in 2013, or on the 2012-2014 tour. Here’s the slightly dramatic video:

Sabbath have promised that more concert dates will be announced this coming October. Will that include any more North American dates, or are they just talking about some (conspiculously absent) European/South American/Asian legs of the tour?

Here are the dates Sabbath has announced so far: 

Jan. 20: Omaha, NE  (CenturyLink Center)
Jan. 22: Chicago, IL (United Center)
Jan. 25: Minneapolis, MN (Target Center)
Jan. 28: Saskatoon, SK (Sasktel Centre)
Jan. 30: Edmonton, AB (Rexall Centre)
Feb. 1: Calgary, ON (Scotiabank Saddledome)
Feb. 3: Vancouver, BC (Rogers Arena)
Feb. 6: Tacoma, WA (Tacoma Dome)
Feb. 9: San Jose, CA (SAP Center)
Feb. 11: Los Angeles, CA (The Forum)
Feb. 13: Las Vegas, NV (Mandalay Bay Events Center)
Feb. 15: Denver, CO (Pepsi Center)
Feb. 17: Kansas City, MO (Sprint Center)
Feb. 19: Detroit, MI (The Palace of Auburn Hills)
Feb. 21: Hamilton, ON (FirstOntario Centre)
Feb. 23: Montreal, QB (Bell Centre)
Feb. 25: New York City, NY (Madison Square Garden)

April 15: Perth, Australia (Perth Arena)
April 17: Adelaide, Australia (Entertainment Centre)
April 19: Melbourne, Australia (Rod Laver Arena)
April 23: Sydney, Australia (Allphones Arena)
April 25: Brisbane, Australia (Entertainment Centre)
April 28: Auckland, New Zealand (Vector Arena)
April 30: Dunedin, New Zealand (Forsyth Barr Stadium)

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