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

Black Sabbath lands on the latest tally of top-grossing Hot Tours with box office counts reported from one of the final performances of the iconic metal band's The End Tour.

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.

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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
   
Rank ACT
  Total Gross
  Show Date Range
  Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
  Total Attendance (Capacity)
   
1 ANDREA BOCELLI
  $5,438,829
  Jan. 15-Feb. 14
  Hallenstadion, Zürich (1/0)
  Amway Center, Orlando (1/0)
  Infinite Energy Center, Duluth, Ga. (1/1)
  31,556 (32,595)
   
2 BLACK SABBATH
  $2,724,560
  Jan. 29-31
  O2 Arena, London (2/0)
  30,370 (35,097)
   
3 MARC ANTHONY
  $2,622,885
  Feb. 10-11
  Agganis Arena, Boston (1/0)
  Prudential Center, Newark, N.J. (1/1)
  23,489 (23,784)
   
4 ERIC CHURCH
  $2,370,179
  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)
   
5 GREEN DAY
  $2,347,210
  Jan. 16-Feb. 8
  Hallenstadion, Zürich (1/1)
  O2 Arena, London (1/0)
  32,736 (33,380)
   
6 BON JOVI
  $1,767,100
  Feb. 18
  Bridgestone Arena, Nashville (1/1)
  18,514 (18,514)
   
7 LA BERISO
  $1,502,800
  Dec. 17
  Estadio River Plate, Buenos Aires (1/0)
  46,439 (54,000)
   
8 BRANTLEY GILBERT
  $1,324,674
  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)
   
9 TOMMY TORRES
  $1,313,003
  Feb. 17-18
  Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot, San Juan (2/0)
  18,029 (19,181)
   
10 ARIANA GRANDE
  $1,310,809
  Feb. 14-17
  Bridgestone Arena, Nashville (1/1)
  Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. (1/1)
  17,773 (17,773)