Black Sabbath: Heaven And Hell tour dates

The band toured both in Europe and States for the Heaven And Hell album. They had one personnel change during the tour, as their drummer Bill Ward left them in mid August 1980 and was replaced by Vinny Appice.

The band toured as headliners themselves and did a co-headlining tour titled Black + Blue with Blue Oyster Cult in October 1980 in the USA. Some sources suggest the two bands would've have some difficulties with each other so that they wouldn't have finished the tour together. On the list below (HL) indicates the known dates when Blue Oyster Cult headlined the shows.

Lots of thanks for figuring out many of these dates go to Rob Dwyer, webmaster of the Black Sabbath Live Project web site!

Pass pictures for the tour

Tour poster and advertisement pictures

Date Venue City and State Country Other bands Comments
17.04.1980 Stadthalle Aurich Germany Amuthon
18.04.1980 Weser-Ems-Halle Oldenburg Germany
19.04.1980 Ostwestfalenhalle Kaunitz Germany
21.04.1980 Heidemarkhalle Fallingbostel Germany
22.04.1980 Nordmarkhalle Rendsburg Germany
24.04.1980 Sophiensale Vienna Austria
26.04.1980 Sportshalle Landshut Germany
30.04.1980 Guildhall Portsmouth UK Angelwitch Click here for ticket stub picture.
01.05.1980 Guildhall Portsmouth UK Angelwitch Postponed from April 29th due to illness in the band - possible that Bill Ward had a bad cold on 29th.
02.05.1980 Colston Hall Bristol UK Click here for ticket stub picture.
03.05.1980 Arts Centre Poole UK Angelwitch Some sources incorrectly list the venue as Wessex Hall.
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07.05.1980 Hammersmith Odeon London UK Girlschool Sold out show.
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08.05.1980 Hammersmith Odeon London UK Girlschool Sold out show, Neon Knights B side (Children Of The Sea) recordings.
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09.05.1980 Hammersmith Odeon London UK Girlschool Sold out show.
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10.05.1980 Hammersmith Odeon London UK Girlschool Sold out show.
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14.05.1980 Apollo Theatre Glasgow UK Girlschool Click here for ticket stub picture.
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15.05.1980 Apollo Theatre Glasgow UK Girlschool
16.05.1980 Odeon Edinburgh UK Some sources claim the venue was City Hall
18.05.1980 City Hall Newcastle UK Shakin' Street Click here for ticket stub picture.
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19.05.1980 City Hall Newcastle UK Shakin' Street Click here for ticket stub picture.
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20.05.1980 Leisure Centre Deeside UK Click here for ticket stub picture.
22.05.1980 Apollo Theatre Manchester UK Click here for ticket stub picture.
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23.05.1980 Apollo Theatre Manchester UK Click here for ticket stub picture.
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24.05.1980 Odeon Birmingham UK Shakin' Street Click here for ticket stub picture.
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25.05.1980 Odeon Birmingham UK Click here for ticket stub picture.
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26.05.1980 De Montfort Hall Leicester UK Shakin' Street Click here for ticket stub picture.
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02.06.1980 Stadthalle Offenbach Germany Shakin' Street, Inertia Click here for ticket stub picture.
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03.06.1980 Circus Krone Munich Germany Shakin' Street Click here for ticket stub picture.
05.06.1980 Parking lot Mannheim Germany Shakin' Street Some sources incorrectly claim the venue was Rosengarten-Musensaal. Tour poster lists Eberthalle, Ludwigshafen instead of Mannheim, also incorrectly. Finally, the gig was scheduled for Rhein-Neckar-Halle in Mannheim, but apparently ended up being held at a parking lot instead.
06.06.1980 Hemmerleinhalle Neunkirchen am Brand Germany Shakin' Street Often listed as Nurnberg, but the venue is in Neunkirchen am Brand just outside of Nurnberg.
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07.06.1980 Haldenberghalle Göppingen-Uhingen Germany Shakin' Street Some claim this gig was cancelled, but according to two concert goers it happened. The city is sometimes listed as Stuttgart, but it was Göppingen-Uhingen instead.
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24.06.1980 Cornwall Coliseum St. Austell UK Some sources incorrectly claim that this was cancelled
25.06.1980 Gaumont Theatre Southampton UK Originally scheduled for May 1st, 1980. Some sources incorrectly claim that this was cancelled or that the date was 26th.
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26.06.1980 The Brighton Centre Brighton UK Originally scheduled for May 4th, 1980. Some sources incorrectly claim that this was cancelled.
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05.07.1980 Convention Center Arena Dallas, TX USA Riot Some sources list this incorrectly as Ventura, CA.
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06.07.1980 The Forum Los Angeles, CA USA Almost certainly did not happen.
??.07.1980 Memorial Coliseum Corpus Christi, TX USA Riot Date probably July 6-7 or July 11-12.
??.07.1980 Coliseum El Paso, TX USA Riot Date probably July 6-7 or July 11-12.
09.07.1980 Norman, OK USA The date may've been 10.07.1980.
10.07.1980 Assembly Center Tulsa, OK USA Venue might be something else as well, also the date may've been 09.07.1980.
13.07.1980 Robertson Stadium Houston, TX USA Blue Oyster Cult, Alice Cooper, Bram Tchaikovsky, Riot, Shakin' Street This show started the "Black + Blue" tour with Black Sabbath and Blue Oyster Cult. Some sources list the venue as Jeppeson Stadium, but the venue was renamed to Robertson Stadium before the show took place.
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14.07.1980 Summer Jam '80 Festival, Convention Center San Antonio, TX USA Blue Oyster Cult, Riot, Shakin' Street The gig posters claim this show was on July 12th, but according to ticket stubs, Blue Oyster Cult's keyboard tech and a concert goer, this show took place on Monday, July 14th instead. Reason for the wrong date on tour posters remains unknown. Alice Cooper was also scheduled to play too but cancelled at the last minute.
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16.07.1980 Sportatorium Billings, MT USA The venue might've been Yellowstone Metra Park Arena.
18.07.1980 Spokane Coliseum Spokane, WA USA
19.07.1980 Summer Jam '80 Festival, Memorial Stadium Seattle, WA USA Riot, Molly Hatchet, Blue Oyster Cult (HL) 28000 people, sold out show
20.07.1980 1st Oregon Jam/Summer Jam '80 Festival, Fairgrounds Salem, OR USA Riot, Blue Oyster Cult, Molly Hatchet Click here for ticket stub picture.
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23.07.1980 Ventura Fairgrounds Ventura, CA USA Blue Oyster Cult, Shakin' Street Some sources list this (apparently incorrectly) as July 7th, 1980.
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26.07.1980 Summer Blowout, Memorial Coliseum Los Angeles, CA USA Russia (1), The Babys (2), Molly Hatchet (3), Black Sabbath (4), Journey (5), Cheap Trick (HL) Capacity 90000, audience around 80000.
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27.07.1980 A Day On The Green Festival Oakland, CA USA Molly Hatchet, Journey, Gamma Shakin' Street was going to play instead of Gamma, but cancelled.
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??.??.1980 Phoenix Stadium Phoenix, AZ USA Blue Oyster Cult Some sources list this incorrectly as October 1st. Date unknown, possibly in July?
08.08.1980 Lebanon Valley Speedway West Lebanon, NY USA Blue Oyster Cult (HL), Shakin' Street 23000 people. Some sources claim that Vinny Appice was on drums here already as Bill Ward was about to leave the band.
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09.08.1980 Spectrum Philadelphia, PA USA Sammy Hagar, Shakin' Street Click here for ticket stub picture.
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10.08.1980 Civic Center Hartford, CT USA Shakin' Street, Blue Oyster Cult (HL) The show was originally scheduled for August 9th and at least some ticket stubs were printed for August 9th.
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12.08.1980 Civic Center Providence, RI USA Sammy Hagar, Shakin' Street
12.08.1980 Scarborough Downs Speedway Portland, ME USA Mentioned in Circus magazine August 26th, 1980 issue, might've been cancelled?
14.08.1980 Hara Arena Dayton, OH USA Sammy Hagar Humble Pie was probably also scheduled to perform, but did not play.
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15.08.1980 Mesker Music Theater Evansville, IN USA Sammy Hagar
16.08.1980 Wings Stadium Kalamazoo, MI USA Sammy Hagar, Saxon 4000 people, Riot was scheduled to play as well but cancelled at the last minute
17.08.1980 Speedway Jam Rockford, IL USA Blue Oyster Cult, Molly Hatchet, Shakin' Street Click here for ticket stub picture.
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19.08.1980 Metropolitan Sports Center Bloomington, MN USA Blue Oyster Cult, Shakin' Street Black Sabbath headlined, 13000 people. Apparently the last gig with Bill Ward on drums.
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31.08.1980 Aloha Stadium Honolulu, HI USA Blue Oyster Cult, Molly Hatchet Vinny Appice's first show, some sources incorrectly list the venue as N.B.C Stadium.
05.09.1980 Civic Center Lakeland, FL USA Riot Click here for ticket stub picture
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06.09.1980 Memorial Coliseum Jacksonville, FL USA
07.09.1980 The Miami Jai Alai Fronton Miami, FL USA Riot, Johnny Van Zandt Originally scheduled as Sportatorium, Hollywood, FL? Some sources incorrectly claim the date was September 2nd and that Thin Lizzy would've been the openers. Some sources also claim that Black Sabbath would've been in California on September 7th and 8th, but those are almost certainly incorrect.
10.09.1980 Mid South Coliseum Memphis, TN USA Click here for ticket stub picture.
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12.09.1980 The Omni Atlanta, GA USA Riot Sammy Hagar was scheduled but cancelled.
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19.09.1980 Veterans Memorial Coliseum New Haven, CT USA Blue Oyster Cult Some sources list this incorrectly as Springfield, MA. This show was part of "Black 'N' Blue Weekend" in New England.
20.09.1980 Boston Garden Boston, MA USA Blue Oyster Cult, Riot This show was part of "Black 'N' Blue Weekend" in New England.
21.09.1980 Civic Center Springfield, MA USA Blue Oyster Cult (HL), Riot Some sources list this incorrectly as Springfield, IL. This show was part of "Black 'N' Blue Weekend" in New England. I listed this show previously as 17.09.1980, but that is likely incorrect.
23.09.1980 Rupp Arena Lexington, KY USA Most likely rescheduled from August 5th, 1980.
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26.09.1980 Charlotte Coliseum Charlotte, NC USA Riot, Jesse Bolt Click here for ticket stub picture.
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27.09.1980 Charleston Civic Center Coliseum Charleston, WV USA Click here for ticket stub picture.
29.09.1980 Municipal Auditorium Kansas City, MO USA Blue Oyster Cult, The Nice Guys
30.09.1980 Checkerdome St. Louis, MO USA Blue Oyster Cult, Whitford/St. Holmes & Gulliver Click here for ticket stub picture.
01.10.1980 International Amphitheater Chicago, IL USA Black Cat, Molly Hatchet, Blue Oyster Cult Black Sabbath headlined. Some sources incorrectly claim that Oct 1st would've been at Phoenix Stadium in Phoenix, AZ
03.10.1980 Civic Arena Pittsburgh, PA USA Saxon, Blue Oyster Cult (HL)
04.10.1980 Sports Arena Toledo, OH USA Saxon Some sources incorrectly claim this was October 11th instead
05.10.1980 Joe Louis Arena Detroit, MI USA Blue Oyster Cult, Adrenaline Black Sabbath headlined the show.
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07.10.1980 St. John Arena Columbus, OH USA The Rockets
08.10.1980 Market Square Arena Indianapolis, IN USA Blue Oyster Cult, Shakin' Street Click here for ticket stub picture
09.10.1980 Mecca Arena Milwaukee, WI USA Blue Oyster Cult Riot show, Black Sabbath (headliner) abandonded the show after 25 minutes when Geezer Butler was hit with a bottle.
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10.10.1980 Freedom Hall Louisville, KY USA Blue Oyster Cult
12.10.1980 Richfield Coliseum Richfield, OH USA Blue Oyster Cult
13.10.1980 War Memorial Auditorium Buffalo, NY USA Blue Oyster Cult, Shakin' Street Audience: 9757.
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14.10.1980 Capital Center Largo, MD USA Blue Oyster Cult, Girlschool Click here for ticket stub picture
16.10.1980 Community War Memorial Auditorium Rochester, NY USA Blue Oyster Cult Click here for ticket stub picture.
17.10.1980 Nassau Coliseum Uniondale, NY USA Blue Oyster Cult, Shakin' Street Black+Blue filming, 13100 people.
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18.10.1980 Madison Square Garden New York City, NY USA Blue Oyster Cult 19500 people. Top grossing show in the US for the week. According to Billboard magazine, Black Sabbath received $218,750 of the show.
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19.10.1980 County Fieldhouse Erie, PA USA Saxon This show was earlier on listed as October 24th, but ticket stubs and eyewitnesses say it was on October 19th instead.
22.10.1980 Civic Center Wheeling, WV USA Shakin' Street, Blue Oyster Cult Black Sabbath headlined, show rescheduled from August 6th.
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23.10.1980 Memorial Coliseum Ft. Wayne, IN USA Blue Oyster Cult Blue Oyster Cult keyboard tech diaries claim the show was on October 24rd, but ticket stubs bear the date October 23rd instead. Some sources claim that this was Broome County Arena in Binghampton, NY with BOC as the opener. The show would've been rescheduled from September 27th, which was cancelled because of a death in the family. However, there is a ticket stub which claims this was Ft. Wayne instead -
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25.10.1980 Riverfront Coliseum Cincinnati, OH USA Spike, Blue Oyster Cult Some sources say the venue was Riverfront Stadium or Riverfront Arena, but eyewitness says it was Riverfront Coliseum instead.
01.11.1980 Boise, ID USA The Air
04.11.1980 City Auditorium Colorado Springs, CO USA Johnnie
06.11.1980 Salt Palace Salt Lake City, UT USA Postponed from August because Bill Ward quit the band. However, it is likely that this show did not take place because Salt Lake City is so far away from the tour route.
07.11.1980 Henry Levitt Arena Wichita, KS USA Click here for ticket stub picture
08.11.1980 Civic Auditorium Omaha, NE USA Johnnie Click here for ticket stub picture
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16.11.1980 Sun Plaza Hall Tokyo Japan Earlier show at 2pm.
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16.11.1980 Sun Plaza Hall Tokyo Japan Later show at 6pm.
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17.11.1980 Nippon Seinenkan Hall Tokyo Japan Some sources incorrectly list this as Sun Plaza Hall or Youth Hall
18.11.1980 Sun Plaza Hall Tokyo Japan Tony Iommi became ill after 70 minutes of the show, show abandonded. Some sources list the venue as Youth Hall. Click here for ticket stub picture.
20.11.1980 Kaikan Hall Kyoto Japan Click here for ticket stub picture.
21.11.1980 Koseinenkin Hall Osaka Japan Black Sabbath played Children Of The Grave as special encore as the crowd didn't leave after the lights came on at the end of the show.
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24.11.1980 Capitol Theatre Sydney Australia Rose Tattoo Kiss members were present at the show
25.11.1980 Capitol Theatre Sydney Australia Rose Tattoo
26.11.1980 Capitol Theatre Sydney Australia Rose Tattoo
27.11.1980 Capitol Theatre Sydney Australia Rose Tattoo
18.01.1981 Hammersmith Odeon London UK A II Z, Max Webster, More? Unknown if More performed or not. Originally scheduled for December 27th, 1980.
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19.01.1981 Hammersmith Odeon London UK A II Z, Max Webster Originally scheduled for December 28th, 1980.
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20.01.1981 Hammersmith Odeon London UK A II Z, Max Webster Originally scheduled for December 29th, 1980.
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21.01.1981 Hammersmith Odeon London UK A II Z, Max Webster Brian May played on encore. Originally scheduled for December 30th, 1980.
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23.01.1981 Royal Spa Hall Bridlington UK
24.01.1981 Queen's Hall Leeds UK A II Z, Max Webster Originally scheduled for January 3rd, 1981.
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25.01.1981 New Bingley Hall Stafford UK Originally scheduled for January 4th, 1981.
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27.01.1981 Colston Hall Bristol UK
28.01.1981 Sophie Gardens Pavillion Cardiff UK First show of the day. Originally scheduled for January 5th, 1981.
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28.01.1981 Sophie Gardens Pavillion Cardiff UK Second show of the day. Originally scheduled for January 5th, 1981.
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30.01.1981 Gaumont Theater Southampton UK A II Z Originally scheduled for January 9th, 1981.
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31.01.1981 Leisure Centre Crawley UK
01.02.1981 Arts Centre Poole UK
02.02.1981 Cornwall Coliseum St. Austell UK


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