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BLACK SABBATH Play Their Final Show in The U.S.

It's The End of "The End" Tour

November 15, 2016

For Black Sabbath (and their fans), it's the end of "The End..."

Altho there are still some South American and European dates to play on their tour dubbed, "The End," Black Sabbath played their final show in America on November 12th in San Antonio, Texas. The set list for the last show ever in the U.S. stuck pretty close to the same song selection as most of the dates on the tour, which kicked off back in January in Omaha, Nebraska. Leaning mostly on their back catalog of Classic Rock "staples," The Sabs did not play any songs from the final studio album, "13." During the tour however, the band did dust off the song, "Hand of Doom" which had not been played in concert in over 40 years!                Sabbath's "The End" Tour was originally planned to conclude on September 21st in Phoenix (after some 50+ dates), but due to "overwhelming demand," the tour was extended with extra dates that included a show in California with Heavy-Metal-ers, Slipknot that was dubbed "KnotFest."

After playing the final show, Sabbath bassist, Geezer Butler shared his reflections: “It will be bittersweet.” “It has been a great achievement lasting so long and still being relevant — it’s something to be proud of, but my life will be very empty without the band. I hope our music will be around for a very long time after we’ve gone.”

Even tho Black Sabbath DID release an album & a video from the previous 'Reunion' Tour, I think it's a reasonable expectation that there might be a similar release that documents the last tour from one of the most original, important, ground-breaking Heavy Metal bands to ever play. Stay tuned...