Black Sabbath - featuring the original line-up of Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler - will kick off the tour at London's O2 Arena, before taking in Sheffield, Glasgow and Manchester followed by a return to where it all began with what is set to be an emotional homecoming show at Birmingham's LG Arena.
Black Sabbath is one of the most influential rock bands of all time. According to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, “The success of their first two albums 'Black Sabbath' and 'Paranoid' marked a paradigm shift in the world of rock. Not until Black Sabbath upended the music scene did the term 'heavy metal' enter the popular vocabulary to describe the denser, more thunderous offshoot of rock over which they presided."
Following the release of their self-titled debut album in 1970, "The Original" Black Sabbath have gone on to release eight acclaimed studio albums and sell over seventy million albums worldwide. In 2005 the band were inducted into the U.K Music Hall of Fame by Angus Young of AC/DC. This was followed by their induction in 2006 into the U.S Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, an honor bestowed on them by Metallica's James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich.