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BLACK SABBATH Charging $1,500 For VIP Packages In Ireland

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Tuesday, 02 August 2016
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According to Goss.ie, Irish BLACK SABBATH fans will have to pay €1,358.65 (approximately $1,523.25) for a meet-and-greet with the British heavy metal legends when the band plays in Dublin next January as part of their "The End" farewell tour. "VIP packages" for the event include the chance to meet Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Ozzy Osbourne, a concert ticket, personal photo op, access to the soundcheck, drinks reception, collectible official tour VIP gift item and commemorative VIP laminate. However, "due to time restrictions, the meet-and-greet does not include an autograph opportunity," the terms and conditions state in the package. “Due to time restrictions it will not be possible to take pictures with your own camera. Under no circumstances will video cameras or recording equipment be allowed into the concert or the meet-and-greet. "A professional camera will be used to take your picture with BLACK SABBATH. We will make your photograph/s available on www.smugmug.com and will send you an access code by email following the event." BLACK SABBATH has announced that it will play its last show ever in the U.S. on November 12 at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. The gig will take place nearly five years to the day that the legendary act announced their reunion. The group has also added two more headlining shows to its North American trek, on November 8 at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma and November 10 at Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. These dates and the previously announced headlining slot at at the Ozzfest Meets Knotfest weekend event on Saturday, September 24 in San Bernardino, California come at the end of the band's North American tour, which kicks off on August 17 in Wantagh, New York. SABBATH will make their final visits to Mexico and South America at the end of the year as they wind down their farewell tour. SABBATH will bring its storied career to a close in the band's native England, with seven shows booked there in January and February. The last two, on February 2 and February 4, will take place in SABBATH's hometown of Birmingham and will likely be their final shows. The original lineup of SABBATH came together in 1969 with Ozzy Osbourne on vocals, Tony Iommi on guitar, Butler on bass and Bill Ward on drums. That lineup recorded and toured through 1978, and periodically reformed through the '90s and 2000s for live work. They regrouped again in late 2011 for a new album and tour, although Ward dropped out after just a few months. The remaining trio issued the "13" album in 2013 and backed it with a successful world tour — despite Iommi being treated for lymphoma since 2012.

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