BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler spoke to Austin360 about the band’s decision to call it quits after completing “The End” tour in early 2017.
Asked how he and his bandmates make sure fans remember SABBATH the way they want, Geezer said: “I feel that we are still musically at the top of our game, and we are aware that these last shows are the way people will remember us, so each show is very important to us. We put everything into our performances, and that is very important to us, to be the best we can be for our fans.”
SABBATH will bring its storied career to a close in its native England, with seven shows booked there in January and February. The last two, on February 2 and February 4, will take place in SABBATH’s hometown of Birmingham and will likely be their final shows.
“It will be bittersweet,” Geezer said about the band’s final shows. “It has been a great achievement lasting so long and still being relevant — it’s something to be proud of, but my life will be very empty without the band. I hope our music will be around for a very long time after we’ve gone.”