Birmingham 1968: a legend called Black Sabbath was born. Yesterday, after almost 50 years and 70 millions of records sold, their journey ended in their hometown at the Genting Arena in front of 15000 fans. This was the last gig of their “The End Tour“, which started in January 2016 and touched over 70 cities all over the world, and the last gig of their career.
Black Sabbath were one of the first Heavy Metal bands and, with their incredible sound, we could say that they created a genre. Even if their line-up changed through time, with guitarist Tony Iommi being the only constant presence in the band through the years, they were always recognizable thanks to their charismatic and sometimes controversial lead singer Ozzy Osbourne.
Especially relevant, Ozzy revealed that he’s been tearful since arriving in Birmingham for this last show as he strongly feels the connection with his city. If we walk around the city we can find his star on the Birmingham Walk of Stars or we can hop on a tram named after him.
In conclusion, with this last show Black Sabbath confirmed to have been one of the most iconic bands in the Heavy Metal world and every Brummie should be proud of them. Here’s the final song played yesterday and the final bow as it was streamed live on their Facebook page.
Farewell guys, thanks for everything.