The final word from the greatest metal band of all time
Black Sabbath’s final concert ever together will hit theaters for a one night only exclusive event on September 28th. The End Of The End chronicles the final tour stop on February 4, 2017 in Birmingham, England where the group’s formation began.
The band — Ozzy Osbourne, Tomy Iommi and Geezer Butler — were joined by drummer Tommy Clufetos and guitarist/keyboardist Adam Wakeman for the group’s 81st gig of the tour in their hometown. A contract dispute kept original drummer Bill Ward from participating in the project and the 13 album sessions.
“The End Of The End chronicles the final tour form the band who forged the sound of metal — Black Sabbath,” the film synopsis reads. “On 4th February, 2017, the band took to the stage in Birmingham, the city where it all began, to play the 81st and final gig of The End Tour — bringing down the curtain on a career that spanned almost half a century.”
The sold out show marked the culmination of a tour that had seen them play to well over a million fans in arenas across the globe. In 1968, Sabbath created a sound that would form the basis of heavy metal and influencing bands from all over the world.
Fans are taken into the heart of the action, getting up close and personal with the band on stage during the emotionally-charged concert. The group performs their genre-defying hits including “Iron Man,” “Paranoid,” “War Pigs” and many others. The concert, directed by Dick Carruthers, delivers a “unique performance of some of their favorite songs not played on the tour.” Fans are also given an intimate glimpse into the band’s relationships and their banter with each other. There are both individual and group recollections from Osbourne, Iommi and Butler.
A list of theaters and tickets are available at the film’s website.
Author: Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.