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Black Sabbath's Farewell Tour London Finale Hits Hot Tours Roundup

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 lands on the latest tally of top-grossing Hot Tours (see list below) with box office counts reported from one of the final performances of the iconic metal band’s The End Tour. The yearlong farewell trek kicked off in January of last year with concerts in four continents before wrapping on Feb. 4 in the group’s home city of Birmingham, England.

Included in this recap is the London engagement of the tour, a two-night stint at O2 Arena on Jan. 29 and 31. With a total of 30,370 fans in attendance during the run, sold ticket revenue totaled more than $2.7 million at the venue. London was the second-to-last stop on the tour’s final leg through the U.K. that also included concerts in Manchester, Glasgow and Leeds. The finale in Birmingham was a two-night run at the city’s 16,000-seat Genting Arena on Feb. 2 and 4.

Not all of the Boxscores from the tour have been reported to Billboard, but grosses from the band’s final jaunt are estimated to be in the $100 million range, with more than a million tickets sold worldwide. The majority of the trek’s 80-plus performances were staged in arenas, although some North American outdoor amphitheaters were included in the mix. A handful of stadium shows were on the schedule in South America last fall, and during the summer months, the group also appeared at various European festivals.

Future plans for Black Sabbath do not include any more world tours, according to comments from members of the band, who also make no definitive statements about retirement. Possibilities remain for solo work, new recordings or other creative projects.

 HOT TOURS - Feb. 28, 2017
 Ranked by Gross.  Compiled from Boxscores reported Feb. 21-27
 Total Gross
 Show Date Range
 Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
 Total Attendance (Capacity)
 Jan. 15-Feb. 14
 Hallenstadion, Zürich (1/0)
 Amway Center, Orlando (1/0)
 Infinite Energy Center, Duluth, Ga. (1/1)
 31,556 (32,595)
 Jan. 29-31
 O2 Arena, London (2/0)
 30,370 (35,097)
 Feb. 10-11
 Agganis Arena, Boston (1/0)
 Prudential Center, Newark, N.J. (1/1)
 23,489 (23,784)
 Feb. 16-18
 Infinite Energy Center, Duluth, Ga. (1/1)
 Birmingham (Ala.) Jefferson Convention Complex (1/1)
 Landers Center, Southaven, Miss. (1/1)
 39,068 (39,068)
 Jan. 16-Feb. 8
 Hallenstadion, Zürich (1/1)
 O2 Arena, London (1/0)
 32,736 (33,380)
 Feb. 18
 Bridgestone Arena, Nashville (1/1)
 18,514 (18,514)
 Dec. 17
 Estadio River Plate, Buenos Aires (1/0)
 46,439 (54,000)
 Feb. 17-25
 Covelli Centre, Youngstown, Ohio (1/1)
 Florence (S.C.) Civic Center (1/1)
 Ford Center, Evansville, Ind. (1/1)
 Greensboro (N.C.) Coliseum (1/1)
 KFC Yum! Centre, Louisville, Ky. (1/1)
 36,474 (36,474)
 Feb. 17-18
 Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot, San Juan (2/0)
 18,029 (19,181)
 Feb. 14-17
 Bridgestone Arena, Nashville (1/1)
 Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. (1/1)
 17,773 (17,773)