Black Sabbath's final tour comes to NZ
Kiwis will get the chance to see Black Sabbath's on their farewell tour next April.
Frontman Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler are heading out for a final tour, aptly named The End, which kicks off in January 2016 in the USA and finishes up with two concerts in Auckland and Dunedin. Original drummer Bill Ward, who had a falling out with Osbourne, is not part of the tour. More international dates could be announced later.
The Grammy-winning group released its self-titled debut album in 1970. They are pioneers of heavy metal music.
Last year Osbourne said the group would also be releasing another album, following the 2013 album 13, which was Osbourne's first with Iommi and Butler since 1978's Never Say Die!
The video used to promote the tour has been described as 'creepy' and includes a voice over.
"It started nearly five decades ago with a crack of thunder, a distant bell ringing and then that monstrous riff that shook the earth. The heaviest rock sound ever heard," it begins.
Tickets to both shows will go on sale at midday Monday September 21. For complete tour and ticketing details, visit: www.livenation.co.nz.
Black Sabbath The End New Zealand tour dates:
AUCKLAND, 28 April 2016 - Vector Arena
DUNEDIN, 30 April 2016 - Forsyth Barr Stadium