Final Black Sabbath tour comes to Edmonton

Black Sabbath GigCity EdmontonThere seems to be something going around. Now Black Sabbath is calling it quits – but not before one last blast.

The End: The Final Tour by the Greatest Metal Band of All Time (as it’s correctly billed) will pummel metal fans around the world, including here in Edmonton, Saturday, Jan. 30 at Rexall Place. With Rival Sons opening, tickets are $49.50, $65, $95, or $150 and go on sale Saturday, Sept. 12.

This will indeed be the last time we will ever see their kind again – a signed affidavit from Alice Cooper not required; We trust these guys when they say this is going to be the last tour, it’s the last f—ing tour. Period.

They were just here, of course, in April of 2014. Ozzy Osbourne (now aged 66 – the age of the beast!) was damned glad to be here as he wished all in attendance all the damned love he could give, using a different word than “damned.” The crowd gave the love right back. Ozzy kept saying “I can’t (damned) hear you!” and not because he’s suffered a hearing loss. He still relishes his role as the Godfather of Heavy Metal as he leads his fellow sexagenarian rockers through five decades of heavy metal thunder. Those songs still hold up today. Black Sabbath may be retiring, but there will always be War Pigs.