On 4th February, 2017, Black Sabbath stormed the stage in their hometown of Birmingham, to play the 81st and final triumphant gig of The End tour. This monumental show brought down the curtain on a career that spanned almost half a century.
The sold out performance marked the culmination of a global tour that saw the band play to over one and a half million fans. With their inception in 1968, Black Sabbath pioneered a sound that would form the basis of heavy metal, and to this day continues to influence bands the world over.
The End of The End, a new Black Sabbath concert film, brings fans the up close and personal story of that final, emotionally-charged concert. In theaters Thursday, September 28 for one night only, a specially edited version will include the incredible final gig as well as unprecedented behind the scenes access to the band, filmed by director Dick Carruthers.
“To bring it all back home after all these years was pretty special,” said the band in a statement. “It was so hard to say goodbye to the fans, who’ve been incredibly loyal to us through the years. We never dreamed in the early days that we’d be here 49 years later doing our last show on our home turf.”
The End, Live In Birmingham will be released in various formats later this year.