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.