Black Sabbath Tour Schedule
Black Sabbath is a band whose name is virtually synonymous with heavy metal and who
has influenced virtually every metal and hard rock act who came after them from Judas Priest to Metallica to the White Stripes
and beyond. Their combination of occult themes as well as themes of social injustice, politics, and war were combined with
a hard driving blues based sound that is as appealing as it was when Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Ozzy Osbourne, and Bill Ward
first unleashed it on the world. If you are looking for timeless, hard hitting music brought to you courtesy of some of the
most influential musicians of all time you have found it in Black Sabbath. Whether you have seen them countless times or have
yet to see them you do not want to miss this outstanding band on their current tour.
The 2014 Black Sabbath tour kicks
off at Barclays Arena in Brooklyn, New York before heading north to Canada for a string of dates that will see the band playing
in Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. Following an April 22nd show at Rexall Place in Edmonton
Black Sabbath will head back to the United States to close out their tour. The final show will be at the Hollywood Bowl in
Los Angeles, California on April 26th. Be sure to check out all of Black Sabbath's current tour dates right here on StubHub.
About the Band
In 1968 in Birmingham, England Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Ozzy Osbourne, and Bill Ward got together
to start a band that would change the course of musical history and influence subsequent bands across all genres of music
from heavy metal to alternative rock, even to electronic dance music. The band has sold more than 70 million albums throughout
the world and remains just as powerful of a force in the music world as they ever have been. MTV ranked Black Sabbath as the
best heavy metal band of all time while VH1 listed them as second in their rankings of the best hard rock acts of all time,
similarly Rolling Stone magazine places the band as the 85th greatest artist of all time. They have been inducted into the
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as well as the U.K. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Although the group first assembled in 1968 they
went under a few different names before finally settling on Black Sabbath in 1969. They chose the name after watching the
horror movie Black Sabbath and having discussions at length about the fascination people have with horror movies. Shortly
thereafter Ozz Osbourne wrote the lyrics for a song titled Black Sabbath and eventually the band adopted the title as its
After playing their first show as Black Sabbath in 1969 the band released their
first single, a cover of the song Evil Woman, which was a modest local hit and the band continued to play shows around town.
Soon they were invited to appear on the influential John Peel's radio show where they played a few songs and were able to
earn enough notoriety to afford two days in the studio during which they could record their first, self titled album. It was
released, appropriately enough, on Friday the 13th of February 1970. Black Sabbath the album reached the number 8 spot on
the U.K. charts and number 23 in the United States where it remained on the charts for over a year. The album was not originally
appreciated by critics but sold extremely well, eventually going platinum. The world had a new superstar hard rock band on
its hands and the music scene would never be the same again.
You have been waiting for
months, perhaps even several years, for this night to come and finally as the lights lower you begin to see the beloved Ozzy
Osbourne making his way out onto the stage. The crowd erupts in applause as the band picks up their instruments and Ozzy approaches
the mic. A hush falls over the crowd as Ozzy thanks them and launches into a fan favorite like War Pigs, Sweet Leaf, Black
Sabbath, Paranoid, Iron Man, or others. The crowd once again erupts and sings and dances along to hits throughout the night.
Years of recording and performing on tour with some of the biggest bands in the world including Metallica, Judas Priest, Scorpions,
and others have allowed Black Sabbath to perfect their live show and stand apart as one of the premiere metal bands on the
road today. The high energy output from the band translates perfectly to the crowd and you spend the entire night dancing
and singing along.
The first name of the band was The Polka Tulk Blues Band which was chosen based
on a brand of talcum powder Ozzy Osbourne's mother used, then they switched to just Polka Tulk, and then eventually Earth
before settling on Black Sabbath.