Black Sabbath [PREVIEW]
By Fanny Lau
As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end – Black Sabbath will be embarking on their final tour, appropriately titled ‘The End’. The legendary hard rockers will be playing Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena on March 7th, 2016.
The band has had a tumultuous career since their formation in Birmingham back in 1968. With a history spanning five decades, Black Sabbath has undoubtedly influenced generations of musicians and fans in the world of rock’n’roll. Lead singer Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi, and bassist Geezer Butler – three of the four original members of Black Sabbath, will be kicking off ‘The End’ in Omaha, NE on January 20th. The farewell tour extends until September and includes shows in North America, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe.
With a total of 19 studio albums under their belt, the music of Black Sabbath has been deemed a defining point in the genre of heavy metal. Throughout the years of their formation, the band has touched on the topics of war, life, death, and the conflict between good and bad through their music. Their latest and final album, 13, was released back in 2013 and marked the first album with Osbourne’s vocals since 1978’s Never Say Die!.
Supporting Black Sabbath will be Rival Sons, known for their retro blues-rock sound. Before forming in 2009, the four members of the band were veterans of the local music scene in Long Beach, California. With their riff-heavy sound giving a nod to the classic rock of the past, Rivals Sons have been compared to the likes of Led Zeppelin.