Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Black Sabbath farewell concert film to debut in cinemas worldwide

“The End Of The End”, a film documenting Black Sabbath’s final farewell concert in their hometown of Birmingham, UK, will debut in cinemas worldwide for one night only on September 28.

The February 4, 2017 show at the city’s Genting Arena marked the 81st and final date of the groundbreaking metal band’s farewell tour, wrapping up a year-long global trek to wind down a legendary career that spanned five decades.

“To bring it all back home after all these years was pretty special,” says the group. “It was so hard to say goodbye to the fans, who’ve been incredibly loyal to us through the years. We never dreamed in the early days that we’d be here 49 years later doing our last show on our home turf.”

Directed by Dick Carruthers (Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Oasis), “The End Of The End” combines the last concert by Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler – original drummer Bill Ward sat out two reunion tours due to contractual issues – with studio footage of unique and exclusive performances of some of their favourite songs not played on the tour.

The September 28 screening will present a specially-edited version of the concert film ahead of its official release later this year.

Tickets are now on sale worldwide, with more cinemas to follow soon; for full details, visit

On September 29 – the day after the screening – Black Sabbath will release a limited edition vinyl box set called “The Ten Year War.”

The individually-numbered packages will deliver 180-gram splatter-colored remastered editions of eight albums from the band’s classic 1970s catalog – from their self-titled 1970 debut to 1978’s “Never Say Die!” – alongside a series of rarities and goodies for fans.

See also:

Black Sabbath to release The Ten Year War vinyl box set
Ozzy Osbourne reunites with Zakk Wylde for 2017 tour
Black Sabbath may continue despite end of farewell tour
VIDEO: Black Sabbath perform final farewell concert
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