Ozzy Osbourne and his Black Sabbath bandmates are heading back to Birmingham, England to will wrap up their farewell tour with one last homecoming gig.

The heavy rockers kicked off the first leg of their The End trek in North America in January, before heading Down Under in April.

They are now on the road in Europe, where they will headline the Download festival line-up on Saturday at Donington Park, England.

In anticipation of the rock festival show, flyers handed out to Download fans to promote Black Sabbath’s ongoing goodbye tour, list what appears to be their final run of concerts in early 2017.

According to the ads, Ozzy and his bandmates will bring The End tour to a close with seven additional shows in the UK, and their last two dates will be staged back where it all began – in their native Birmingham.

The Paranoid hitmakers will play Birmingham Genting Arena on 2 and 4 February, before bowing out for good, reports NME.com.


The group, formed in Birmingham back in 1968, with guitarist and main songwriter Tony Iommi, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler, singer Ozzy Osbourne, and drummer Bill Ward.

The homecoming gigs are just what Iommi had hoped for, after previously expressing his desire to bring his career in the band full circle.

“Birmingham means such a lot to us,” he said in March. “It would be nice to think it could finish where it all started, in Birmingham.”

Source: AAP via NME.com, Image: Getty

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