Black Sabbath to play farewell gig at Leeds Arena

LEGENDARY heavy metal rock stars Black Sabbath will play a date in Leeds on their last-ever tour next year, it was confirmed today.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 13th June 2016, 12:21 pm
Updated Monday, 13th June 2016, 1:41 pm
Black Sabbath's Ozzy Osbourne
Black Sabbath's Ozzy Osbourne

The gigs were revealed at the weekend’s Download Festival, at which the reformed band was headlining.

The seven-date tour ends in the band’s home town of Birmingham, next February.

The classic Black Sabbath line-up of guitarist Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne, bassist Geezer Butler and drummer Bill Ward, reformed in 2011. Ward has since quit and announced his new band, Day Of Errors.

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Iommi said of the final date: “When we’re home where we started, we always find it a bit nerve-racking. But Birmingham means such a lot to us. It would be nice to think it could finish where it all started, in Birmingham.”

The full list of dates is:

Manchester Arena, January 22

Glasgow SSE Hydro, January 24

Leeds First Direct Arena, January 26

London O2, January 29-31

Birmingham Genting Arena February 2,4

Tickets for all the gigs go on sale this week