It’s time to end the speculation and reveal the first headliner for the 2016 edition of Graspop Metal Meeting (#GMM16). We are very proud to announce that heavy metal legends Black Sabbath will be making their final stand in Belgium on Friday 17 June 2016 for an exclusive Benelux show. GMM is very honoured to host the founding fathers of heavy metal on their farewell tour. Tickets go on sale on 15 October.
When Black Sabbath announced their retirement in early 2015, the farewell tour initially included dates in North America, Australia and New Zealand. With their appearance at GMM2016 now confirmed, the band’s European fans can rest easy: frontman Ozzy Osbourne, Tommy Iommi and Geezer Butler are headlining Graspop Metal Meeting on Friday 17 June 2016.
It started nearly five decades ago with a crack of thunder, a distant bell ringing and then that monstrous riff that shook the earth. The heaviest rock sound ever heard! In that moment heavy metal was born! Since the release of their self-titled 1970 debut, Sabbath have been at the forefront of the heavy metal genre with seminal tracks such as Paranoid, War Pigs and Iron Man to name but a few.
Now it ENDS, the final tour by the greatest metal band of all time, Black Sabbath close the final chapter in the final volume of the incredible story. Black Sabbath’s farewell tour, THE END, begins in Europe on June 01, 2016 and it promises to surpass all previous tours with their most mesmerizing production ever. When this tour concludes, it will truly be THE END, THE END of one of most legendary bands in Rock ’n Roll history...