Black Sabbath Scores During Farewell Tour's Latin American Run

Ozzy Osbourne of Black Sabbath
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Ozzy Osbourne of Black Sabbath performs onstage on 'The End Tour' at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on Aug. 17, 2016 in Wantagh, New York.

Black Sabbath’s The End Tour, billed as the band’s farewell trek, wrapped its 2016 run through four continents in early December 2016 with a final stadium performance in São Paulo, Brazil, which leads the latest roundup of Hot Tours (see list, below).

The tour stopped in eight Latin American cities during November and December to cap a busy year on the road that began in mid-January with an opening North American leg. An Oceania trek in April and summer runs through Europe and the U.S. and Canada preceded the tour’s final stretch of the year that included Mexico, Chile, Argentina and, finally, Brazil.

The São Paulo concert held at Estádio do Morumbi was the last of four Brazilian dates on the itinerary. The Dec. 4 show was attended by 64,744 fans and racked up box office sales topping $5.5 million to rank as the tour’s highest-grossing engagement, based on reported Boxscores. Two nights earlier the band played in Rio de Janeiro at Praça da Apoteose, a square in the city that is often the site for major outdoor concerts. The Rio performance drew a crowd of 26,764, earning $2.1 million in ticket sales. Both events were produced by Brazilian concert promoter T4F-Time For Fun.

Black Sabbath also played in Mexico City during the fall run through Latin American cities, grossing $2.7 million from an outdoor performance at Foro Sol stadium. Attendance was logged at 60,506 for the Nov. 16 event that was produced by Latin promoter OCESA. The band played at the same Mexico City venue in 2013 during its Reunion Tour and drew an even larger crowd that reached 61,433. Ticket sales for that performance totaled $3.7 million.

The End Tour is set to resume on Jan. 17 with a final sweep through seven European cities before ending next month. The tour finale is booked in England at Birmingham’s Genting Arena. The venue will host the band for a two-show stint on Feb. 2 and 4.

  HOT TOURS - January 10, 2017
  Ranked by Gross.  Compiled from Boxscores reported Jan. 3-9
   
Rank ACT
  Total Gross
  Show Date Range
  Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
  Total Attendance (Capacity)
   
1 BLACK SABBATH
  $10,396,394
  Nov. 16-Dec. 4
  Foro Sol, Mexico City (1/0)
  Praça da Apoteose, Rio de Janeiro (1/0)
  Estádio do Morumbi, São Paulo (1/0)
  152,014 (163,019)
   
2 GUNS N' ROSES
  $2,637,421
  Nov. 29-30
  Palacio de los Deportes, Mexico City (2/0)
  32,935 (40,530)
   
3 MARCO ANTONIO SOLÍS
  $1,584,674
  Dec. 1-3
  Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City (3/0)
  27,120 (28,857)
   
4 WIDESPREAD PANIC
  $1,569,245
  Dec. 30-31
  Bridgestone Arena, Nashville (2/0)
  28,483 (31,655)
   
5 STEVIE NICKS
  $1,463,597
  Nov. 14-25
  Verizon Center, Washington, D.C. (1/0)
  Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. (1/1)
  15,109 (19,303)
   
6 ZUCCHERO
  $1,269,483
  Oct. 31-Nov. 1
  Hallenstadion, Zürich (2/1)
  17,716 (26,000)
   
7 DAVID GARRETT
  $1,216,030
  Dec. 5
  Hallenstadion, Zürich (1/1)
  9,500 (9,500)
   
8 MAXWELL & MARY J. BLIGE
  $1,081,436
  Nov. 6
  Verizon Center, Washington, D.C. (1/0)
  8,345 (13,562)
   
9 ELTON JOHN
  $1,073,100
  Dec. 8
  Hallenstadion, Zürich (1/1)
  9,500 (9,500)
   
10 BÖHSE ONKELZ
  $1,032,470
  Dec. 4
  Hallenstadion, Zürich (1/1)
  13,000 (13,000)
   
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