Tony Iommi sees Black Sabbath playing a couple of gigs in the future
Black Sabbath recently ending their touring career with their aptly named The End tour when they played their last tour stop at Genting Arena in Birmingham, UK on February 4, 2017.
Iommi was interviewed backstage after that gig by the Birmingham Mail and stated: “It’s the last tour. No more tours but maybe, you know, maybe a couple of gigs, or two or three gigs. That’s be alright. But I don’t want to tour the world again.”
Sleaze Roxx stated as follows in its concert review of Black Sabbath‘s The End tour stop in Hamilton, Ontario back on February 21, 2016: “Whatever the case, there was an undeniable excitement in the air to see heavy metal pioneers Black Sabbath on their last ever tour. While many bands have announced “farewell” tours in the past such as KISS and the Scorpions only to thankfully later renege in that regard, I have always believed that Black Sabbath‘s last tour would indeed be their last since Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler are all nearing 70 years of age. With health issues having reared their ugly heads and in particular for Iommi, it seemed that if one band was nearing the end, it was indeed Black Sabbath. It was therefore no surprise to me that it seemed like virtually every seat surrounding the arena stage — and even some with a less than parallel view of it — seemed filled meaning the venue was sold out!
You can listen to the rest of the interview with Iommi at Birmingham Mail.