R.I.P. Black Sabbath, metal legends announce farewell concert

Ozzy Osbourne has invited drummer Bill Ward to rejoin the band for final gig

Black Sabbath

The original members of Black Sabbath will play one final show together before the legendary metal band is laid to rest.

Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, and Geezer Butler are set to headline Ozzfest Japan on November 22nd. The festival will take place at Makuhari Messe, outside Tokyo, and also promises a performance from Korn.

Osbourne hopes drummer Bill Ward to rejoin the band for the concert. Up until now, Ward has chosen to sit out of the band’s reunion tour dates due to a financial dispute with his bandmates.

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Black Sabbath reunited in 2012 with the intention to tour the world behind new album 13. However, several of the initial tour dates were scrapped after Iommi was diagnosed with cancer. The band eventually hit the road with Iommi in tow, headlining festival gigs at Lollapalooza and Download Festival before embarking on a full-fledged tour.

In the lead up to their final gig, Black Sabbath are working on another new album with producer Rick Rubin.

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