Tony Iommi states Black Sabbath haven’t ruled out anything except doing large scale tour
Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi was recently interviewed by Planet Rock in advance of the iconic group’s last tour stop at Genting Arena in Birmingham, UK on February 4, 2017 of its aptly named tour The End.
The following are excerpts from the Planet Rock article / interview:
Quizzed as to whether Sabbath’s recording days are over, Tony added: “No, I don’t think we’ve ruled anything out apart from me not wanting to tour any more on that scale, but who knows, we may do something.
“We haven’t spoken about it – that’s another thing we haven’t talked about anything really that’s to do with what’s going to happen afterwards. But I’m sure something can happen somewhere.”
Tony also admitted he’s struggling to comprehend the enormity of bowing out in Birmingham: “I just can’t imagine what the last show’s going to be like. It doesn’t seem real at the moment because we’ve done it for so long you can’t believe that it is going to be the end.”
Despite the (possible) end of Sabbath being on the horizon, Tony admits he’s excited by the new chapters ahead in his life: “It’s nice just to take some time off and really think about it. I’ve been offered quite a lot of stuff at the moment. It’s quite exciting.
You can read the rest of the article/interview and hear the interview at Planet Rock.
Black Sabbath playing “Paranoid” at Genting Arena in Birmingham, UK on February 4, 2017:
This is the last song, of the last set, on the last day of Black Sabbath’s ‘THE END’ tour, the band’s final tour. Genting Arena in Birmingam, United Kingdom on 4 February, 2017. It had to end back where it all began.