The legendary Black Sabbath have announced a “farewell” gig set to take place in Japan. The performance will be at the Tokyo leg of Ozzfest on November 22nd. The news was announced by Sharon Osbourne in a Youtube video. It’s not yet known whether this will be the band’s final show or simply their last in Japan.
Black Sabbath will release one final album in 2015, the follow up to their 2013 album 13. Talking about the new material, Ozzy Osbourne recently said: “Black Sabbath is slow and demonic; Tony Iommi is untouchable for that kind of stuff. My stuff is more melodic, more structured of a song. It’s more kind of rock than doom-y music. It’s happier, kind of.”
“This will be our last hurrah… Then it’s no more Sabbath at all. We’re disbanding the name and everything. They don’t want to tour anymore. I get it. But I love it. I’m gonna continue my solo thing,” says Osbourne revealing that he is “in the process of collecting stuff that I’m writing” for his next solo effort.
Hopefully this will onlt be the end of a long tour that band has yet to announce. It would seem like an odd final show choice for a band that has dominated the stage for years.