Black Sabbath's last U.S. tour dates will take place November 8th in Tulsa, OK, November 10th in Houston, TX and November 12 in San Antonio, TX, the band announced today. The legendary group's 2016 tour is the last time they will tour as a band.
After November 12th, Sabbath heads abroad. They play Latin America for seven more dates spread across Mexico, Chile, Argentina, and Brazil. The group's final show is set for Sao Paulo, Brazil on December 4th.
"It doesn’t get any easier, physically," singer Ozzy Osbourne said to Rolling Stone about The End tour. Osbourne said that touring was taking a toll on the members’ health. "I don’t know how the fucking Stones do it," he said. In January, Osbourne contracted a sinus infection which forced Black Sabbath to postpone several concerts.
"This time, we thought we got one more tour left in us — let’s go out and do it while we can," said bassist Geezer Butler. "We’re all aware of our mortality these days. So while we still can all play really well, we decided we’d do one more tour and go out on top."
Watch Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne discuss September's Ozzfest Meets Knotfest event, as well as the prospect of Ozzy's retirement.