There Will Be One Final Black Sabbath Show, Geezer Butler Says


Black Sabbath. Geezer Butler says he knows there will be one final Black Sabbath show. He also opens up about his current communication with Ozzy Osbourne.

Geezer Butler says he knows there will be one final Black Sabbath show – Author Charles Ken, Photo via Vertigo/Republic Records/Universal

Black Sabbath played their final concert tour from January 2016 to February 2017. The trek, dubbed “The End Tour,” was a mammoth event and took the band around the world. Now, Geezer Butler of the band says he knows there will be one final Black Sabbath show.

One Final Black Sabbath Show

I attended Black Sabbath‘s “The End Tour” during the trek’s stop near Detroit, Michigan, on Feb. 19 at the Palace of Auburn Hills. It was an incredible night and happened to be Tony Iommi’s birthday show, so the crowd serenaded Iommi with a big rendition of “Happy Birthday.” Vocalist Ozzy Osbourne sounded great at this particular show, and so did the rest of the band. At the time, everyone knew that this was really the end of touring for Black Sabbath, because Osbourne just isn’t up to it anymore.

Now, in a new interview, Black Sabbath bass player Geezer Butler has said that he and Osbourne have agreed to perform one final Black Sabbath show. He also revealed that he’s been in touch with Osbourne almost every day. That’s great to hear.

Butler dished on the status of Black Sabbath and the idea of the guys getting together for a final Black Sabbath show in a new interview with SiriusXM’s Eddie Trunk.

“Of course there’s an interest [on my part to do it], but there’s a big ‘but’ — you’d have to speak to Bill [Ward] about it,” Butler said [transcribed by Blabbermouth], referencing the founding Sabbath drummer, who wasn’t on the band’s farewell tour. “Everybody wants to do it [but I don’t know if he is] capable [of pulling it off].”

Osbourne has previously said that he would like for a final Black Sabbath show at some point with their entire original lineup. Butler elaborated on the timing of a possible reunion, too.

“Ozzy was hoping to finish it all off next year back in Aston, at the Aston Villa [football stadium in Birmingham],” Butler said. “I’m definitely up for it, to finish the whole thing off. … Me and Ozzy have agreed, but I’m not sure about anybody else.”

In his new memoir, Geezer says that hadn’t been in contact with Osbourne with years. But, that’s where Butler says things have changed.

“There was a lot of miscommunication [before],” Butler said. “He didn’t think I was asking about his health ’cause I know he’s been going through a lot of health problems, and I was sending all these messages to him and they weren’t being passed on to him. So he thought I was just ignoring him.”

He added, “And then the weird way I had to go through Sabbath’s accountant to tell Ozzy I’d sent him all these things. ‘Cause he did this thing in Rolling Stone saying that I hadn’t been in touch with him about his health. So I went through the accountant, and he got in touch with Ozzy and said, ‘He’s just been sending you stuff. He wants to talk to you.’ And we’ve been fine since that.”

Charles Ken
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