The legendary metal band Black Sabbath will embark on their farewell tour and release their final album in 2016, according to frontman Ozzy Osbourne.
After cancelling an upcoming performance that had been previously billed as the group’s “farewell” gig, set to take place at the Tokyo leg of Ozzfest on November 22nd, Metal Hammer reports that Osbourne has now told a press conference at the Monsters Of Rock in Brazil: “The plan is that next year we’ll do the final Black Sabbath tour and album. I’m not stopping… my wife spends all my money so I can’t.”
However, he added that these plans “could change,” but stated: “We all live in different countries and some of them want to work and some of them don’t want to, I believe. But we are going to do another tour together.” It was previously reported that Black Sabbath would release one final album in 2015, the follow up to their 2013 LP 13.
Frontman Osbourne said he understood his bandmates desire to stop touring but that he was not ready to give up yet. “[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,”