Fresh off headlining Download 2016, legendary metal band Black Sabbath have confirmed plans to play Birmingham's Genting Arena on Thursday, 2nd February 2017 for the first of two hometown gigs as part of their final run of UK tour dates on their final ever tour: The End. This will be their second-to-last show ever.
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Black Sabbath set the distorted power chord chugging, scale climbing, and howling vocal "metal" trend that so many bands since have cited as an influence and tried to emulate. The trio of vocalist Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Toni Iomi, and bassist Geezer Butler, all original members, plus former Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave drummer, Brad Wilk, came together to record and release '13,' which went on to be the band's first-ever chart-topping album in the United States.
Since then they have gone out on tour across the world (with Wilk and with other touring drummers) and have just announced the final leg of their final The End ever tour which will see them wrap things up where they all began: the UK, and, at home, in Birmingham.
Touring behind a "best of" setlist, fans won't be disappointed, as all the hits are being played, including: "Paranoid," "War Pigs," "Iron Man," "Black Sabbath," "Children of the Grave," among others.
They'll be joined by California power blues rockers Rival Sons who are out in support of new release 'Hollow Bones.' 'Hollow Bones' is Rival Sons fifth record, and their follow up to 2014's 'Great Western Valkyrie.'
Last time in town, Sabbath rocked this house at the LG Arena back in 2013 on their reunion tour behind then new album, '13.'
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Other Black Sabbath, Rival Sons's gigs in United Kingdom
|22 Jan 2017||Manchester Arena||Manchester||Tickets|
|24 Jan 2017||Hydro Arena||Glasgow||Tickets|
|26 Jan 2017||Leeds Arena||Leeds||Tickets|
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Black Sabbath's latest setlist
Gexa Energy Pavilion (Dallas) 07-09-2016
Black Sabbath, Fairies Wear Boots, After Forever, Into the Void, Snowblind, War Pigs, Behind the Wall of Sleep, N.I.B., Hand of Doom, Rat Salad, Iron Man, Dirty Women, Children of the GraveBlack Sabbath setlist on setlist.fm
Past Black Sabbath gigs in Birmingham
|22 Dec 2013||LG Arena||Birmingham|
|20 Dec 2013||The NEC Birmingham||Birmingham|
|19 May 2012||O2 Academy Birmingham||Birmingham|
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