Ozzy Osbourne Makes It Clear "The End" Will be The End

Published 8 years ago on October 28, 2015

By Jonathan Graham

The farewell tour angle has become somewhat tedious over the last 10 years or so, with bands having returned not long after their "final" date took place and some even amassing multiple farewell treks.

But it would seem that Black Sabbath, and Ozzy in particular, are in no doubt that "The End" will indeed conclude the group's touring days for good.

Speaking with, Ozzy made clear (via LoudWire):

It’s the end of Sabbath, believe me. In December, I’ll be f–ckin’ 68 and I think it’s time to call it the end of the day. I’m not saying I won’t get on stage with Geezer [Butler] or Tony [Iommi] or any of them some time, but officially we’re going to be done.” Adding to this, he went on to say, “I don’t want it to dwindle and dwindle and play just for the sake of making another f–ckin’ sack full of cash. So it’s time, and then I’ll go back to doing my own thing.”

Ozzy's comments come after guitarist Tony Iommi stated in September this will be his final tour, citing his battle with lymphoma as the main reason.

In an interview with Birmingham Mail Iommi said:

 “I can’t actually do this anymore. My body won’t take it much more. I don’t want [the cancer] 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.”

In related news Black Sabbath has released details regarding a second North American leg of their farewell tour, which can be found below.

New Black Sabbath 2016 North American Tour Dates:

8/17 – Wantagh, N.Y. @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
8/19 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Susquehanna Bank Center
8/21 – Washington, D.C. @ Jiffy Lube Live
8/23 – Holmdel, N.J. @ PNC Bank Arts Center
8/25 – Boston, Mass. @ Xfinity Center
8/27 – Uncasville, Ct. @ Mohegan Sun Arena
8/29 – Toronto, Ontario @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
8/31 – Detroit, Mich. @ DTE Energy Music Theater
9/02 – Indianapolis, Ind. @ Klipsch Music Center
9/04 – Chicago, Ill. @ Hollywood Casina Ampitheatre
9/07 – Dallas, Texas @ Gexa Energy Pavillion
9/09 – Albuquerque, N.M. @ Isleta Amphitheater
9/11 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ USANA Amphitheater
9/13 – Portland, Ore. @ Sunlight Supply Arena
9/15 – Oakland, Calif. @ Oracle Arena
9/17 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
9/19 – Hollywood, Calif. @ Hollywood Bowl
9/21 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ AK-Chin Pavillion

Previously Announced Black Sabbath 2016 North American Tour Dates:

1/20 – Omaha, Neb. @ CenturyLink Center
1/22 – Chicago, Ill. @ United Center
1/25 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Target Center
1/28 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan @ Sasktel Centre
1/30 – Edmonton, Alberta @ Rexall Centre
2/01 – Calgary, Alberta @ Scotiabank Saddledome
2/03 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Rogers Arena
2/06 – Tacoma, Wash. @ Tacoma Dome
2/09 – San Jose, Calif. @ SAP Center
2/11 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Forum
2/13 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ Mandalay Bay Events Center
2/15 – Denver, Colo. @ Pepsi Center
2/17 – Kansas City, Mo. @ Sprint Center
2/19 – Detroit, Mich. @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
2/21 – Hamilton, Ontario @ FirstOntario Centre
2/23 – Montreal, Quebec @ Bell Centre
2/25 – New York City, N.Y. @ Madison Square Garden




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