Rock icons Black Sabbath have announced the end. The end of their performing in the United States that is. The band has just announced that the final three Black Sabbath shows in America will kick off November 8 at the BOK Center in Tulsa, followed by a November 10 show at Houston’s Toyota Center. The grand finale or final show will take place on November 12 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas.
Black Sabbath, who are currently touring Europe, will return to North America in August and the final shows in the United States will include a headlining appearance at the Ozzfest Meets Knotfest festival on September 24 at the San Miguel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, California.
This announcement really comes as no surprise as Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has said that he is not physically capable of doing long tours any more. Iommi said, “I just can’t keep going out on these long tours.”
Iommi, who was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2012, underwent treatment throughout the band’s extensive 2013 world tour, and he has previously expressed his concerns about being out on the road considering his health issues. Said Iommi, “I don’t want that creeping back again, and all the traveling involved in Sabbath tours increasingly takes its toll. That’s why we’re going out on one last tour, to say our farewells. And then it very definitely is the end. We won’t be doing it again.”
The iconic guitarist continued: “Don’t get me wrong, I still love gigging. It’s all the traveling and the exhaustion that goes with it that’s the problem. That side of things has a big impact on me… I love being up there onstage, playing with Sabbath. What I don’t love is all the other stuff necessary to enable that to happen.”
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