This is The End, metalheads. Metal high priests Black Sabbath just announced their final tour ever, with Minneapolis' Target Center set to host the legendary pitch-black rockers January 25 next year.
Tickets ($35-$149) go on sale September 12 at 10 a.m.
Sabbath, formed in 1968 in Birmingham, England, has endured various lineup changes through the decades, but this last hurrah will feature incomparable, variably coherent, bat-chomping frontman Ozzy Osbourne and two other original members: doomsday axeman Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler. Original drummer Bill Ward is currently feuding with his bandmates.
The band's killer string of early 1970s albums — Black Sabbath, Paranoid, Master of Reality — changed the rock 'n' roll landscape, effectively inventing the blueprint for heavy metal. Their 19th and most recent album, the Rick Rubin-produced 13, issued in 2013, was their first since the mid '90s. It's rumored Sabbath will return to the studio with Rubin again, but no word on any official plans.
As for The End Tour, it "promises to surpass all previous tours with their most mesmerizing production ever," boasts the press release, so look forward to that. Here's the badass corporate promotional video that accompanied it: