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Black Sabbath farewell tour includes Tacoma Dome concert

Black Sabbath, featuring from left, Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi and Ozzy Osbourne, will do a farewell tour in 2016, including a Feb. 6 concert at the Tacoma Dome.
Black Sabbath, featuring from left, Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi and Ozzy Osbourne, will do a farewell tour in 2016, including a Feb. 6 concert at the Tacoma Dome. AP file, 2014

After more than 45 years, Black Sabbath will launch a farewell tour next year, and will make an appearance in Tacoma.

On Thursday, the heavy metal band starring Ozzy Osbourne announced dates for its The End tour, which kicks off Jan. 20 in Omaha, Nebraska.

The tour will stop at the Tacoma Dome for a 7:30 p.m. show on Feb. 6. Tickets for the Tacoma show will go on sale Sept. 12.

The band also will perform at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, B.C., on Feb. 3.

Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler will visit 17 North American cities before heading to Australia and New Zealand for seven shows. More concerts will be announced next month.

Original drummer Bill Ward, who had a falling out with Osbourne, is not part of the tour.

The Grammy-winning group released its self-titled debut album in 1970. The band members are pioneers of heavy metal music.

Black Sabbath said in a statement: “When this tour concludes, it will truly be The End, The End of one of the most legendary bands in rock ’n’ roll history.”

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