Black Sabbath just might be on their farewell tour. Despite Frontman Ozzy Osbourne‘s public statements implying that more is to come from Black Sabbath, other band members tend to disagree. Bassist Geezer Butler tells the “Chicago Sun-Times” he’s been “really enjoying playing,” and he intends to keep performing as long as he can “do it to a good level.” He adds that Sabbath is “playing really well at the moment.” Sales of their new album, ’13’, are a testament to that.
But according to the Sun-Times, Geezer thinks those days might be “coming to the end,” and he wants “to go out on a high.” Butler, who’s 64, sums up the effects of the grueling tour: “It really is tough going on every night. You wake up next day, all the pains you never had before. I don’t want to go onstage for the sake of the money. You have to have a lot pride in yourself, and I honestly think I’m coming to the end of the top of my job”.
Guitarist Tony Iommi has also said he’d like to keep the band going, but admitted it depended on his health. Iommi was diagnosed with lymphoma just weeks after Black Sabbath announced their reunion in late 2011. The band is currently on the North American portion of their world tour behind their new album, “13.” They’ll be performing in Seattle on August 24th.
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