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Black Sabbath announces dates for its final tour

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Somebody tell Keith Richards that this is no laughing matter, because after teasing a final curtain call at Ozzfest in Japan last November, heavy metal pioneers Black Sabbath have officially announced an initial run of dates for what it claims to be its last tour. Dubbed “The End,” the tour kicks off on January 20 in Omaha, Nebraska and winds its way through Canada and the U.S. until a final date at Madison Square Garden on February 25. After that the band will hit Australia and New Zealand, and from there, who knows?

It seems like every year there are a handful of legacy acts launching what they proclaim to be their final string of live performances–Mötley Crüe has been working through its “last” tour for two summers now–but this might actually be one that sticks. Given guitarist Tony Iommi’s ongoing battle with cancer, this goodbye jaunt carries with it an aura of finality, and might actually be fans’ last chance to see the ’70s rock powerhouse live and in concert.

Black Sabbath “The End” tour

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

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