Black Sabbath’s Final Concert Headed to Movie Theaters Worldwide
Black Sabbath will screen the new concert film The End of the End in theaters across the world on Sept. 28.
As you can probably guess by the title, the movie captures the band during the final show of their farewell tour, which took place on Feb. 4 in front of a sold-out crowd in the group's hometown of Birmingham, England.
The film was directed by Dick Carruthers, whose credits include Led Zeppelin's 2007 concert reunion film Celebration Day. Founding Black Sabbath members Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler are joined by drummer Tommy Clufetos and guitarist and keyboardist Adam Wakeman for the performance. Financial disputes kept original drummer Bill Ward from joining the tour.
The day before the last concert, Osbourne told the BBC his emotions were "flying all over the place" at the thought of wrapping up his genre-defining band's nearly 50-year career. “Since I’ve got to this building today, I’ve been happy, I’ve been tearful. Let’s see what happens.” By all accounts, he and his bandmates acquitted themselves quite well with their final performance, with Rolling Stone declaring the show "pure heavy metal mastery."
Black Sabbath: The End of the End is expected to play for one night only in more than 1,500 theaters across the globe. To find your local screening, visit the film's official site.
Osbourne is returning to the road as a solo artist next month. His first performance -- with longtime guitarist Zakk Wylde back in his band after a decade away -- will take place July 14 at the Rock USA festival in Oshkosh, Wis.
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