To quote respected poet Nelly Furtado, “why do all good things come to an end?” That’s the question that numerous metalheads have been asking ever since metal pioneers Black Sabbath announced their farewell tour, which finished up in the group’s hometown of Birmingham, England last night.
While Australians had the chance to say goodbye to the legendary band in April of last year, plenty of other countries had to wait their turn before the appropriately titled The End tour made its way to them.
As BBC News reports, the group played a 2 hour set for their final hometown show, which culminated with a performance of their very first hit, the brilliant ‘Paranoid’.
Having spoken to the BBC in the lead up to the final show, lead singer Ozzy Osbourne shared the group’s origins; “I remember playing the Crown pub in Birmingham and thinking, ‘This’ll be good for a couple of years – drink a few beers and have a jam’,” he said. “But it was the beginning of the most incredible adventure you could think of. I’ve had the best life out of it.”
With a setlist almost entirely comprised of songs released prior to 1972, the group managed to blow audience members away with a final show that they certainly won’t forget any time soon.
Check out the group’s final setlist below, but first, check out the group performing ‘Paranoid’ for the last time, and just imagine how amazing it would’ve been to witness that moment.
Black Sabbath, Birmingham Setlist
Fairies Wear Boots
Under The Sun/Every Day Comes And Goes
Into The Void
Behind The Wall Of Sleep
Hand Of Doom
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
Children Of The Grave