Black Sabbath is
the middle of a North American tour that will be followed by an extensive European jaunt
that runs through the end of the year. If you're looking to see the heavy metal pioneers
in concert, you're best served seeing one of these shows as bassist Geezer Butler has
hinted this tour may be the band's last.
In an interview posted yesterday by the
Chicago Sun-Times, Butler says "I’ve always said as long as I can play, as long as I can
do it to a good level, then I’ll keep doing it because I still really enjoy playing. I’ll
know when the day comes I can’t do this anymore, can’t play to my usual standards. That’s
when I won’t go out anymore. I won’t do that to me self. But at the moment, I just love
playing with the band. It probably will be the last time, will probably be the last tour.
But I want to go out on a high. The band is playing really well at the moment."
When pushed by author Marc Guarino about why it would be the group's last tour, Butler
explains "I don’t know. I just got a feeling. It’s getting tough, it really is. I can’t
lie about that. I’m old now. 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."
Earlier this year Sabbath put out 13, their first album with Ozzy Osbourne in 35
years. Be sure to track Black
Sabbath using your JamBase account to find out if any shows are added in your neck of