Way back in 1968 these guys got together in Birmingham, England and then went on to become the most important and influential metal band in music history. The four members of the band were vocalist Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tommy Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler and drummer Bill Ward. Dial forward 46 years and all except Bill Ward are still making music together. The band did go through multiple line-up changes over the years (Ronnie James Dio brought in as a vocalist) whether it was due to drug use (Ozzy) or creative differences. Iommi has basically been the only constant but they did come back together in the late 90s to almost the entire original outfit.
As a band that has sold over 70 million albums worldwide they have to be accepted as an important member of the music community. Almost every metal or hard rock band today cites them as an influence. They were ranked as the Best Metal Band of all time by MTV and 2nd on VH1’s 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock list. In 2005 they were inducted into the UK Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and in 2006 into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
This is billed as their last tour, so if you are a fan then don’t miss this show!
-Date: February 23, 2016
-Venue: Bell Centre
-Ticket Purchase: www.evenko.ca
-Ticket Prices: $57.75, $84.75, $117.75, $174.75 (plus handling charges)
-Show Time: 7:30 p.m.
-Opening Act: Rival Sons