BLACK SABBATH last week announced the first details of a world tour that is being billed as“The End”. The North American leg will start on January 20, 2016 in Omaha, Nebraska, ending on February 25 in new York City. Dates in Australia and New Zealand have been confirmed for April, with more shows to be announced next month.
In exclusive interview with the Birmingham Mail, SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi, who battled has been battling lymphoma since late 2011, stated about the band’s decision to call it quits: “I can’t actually do this anymore. My body won’t take it much more.
“I don’t want [the cancer] creeping back again,” he continued. “And all the travelling 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.”