Geezer Butler, Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath Black Sabbath will be playing a set at Ozzfest Japan on Nov. 22nd and the band are calling it their “farewell.”

The announcement was made by Sharon Osbourne in the video below.

“Ozzfest will be back in Japan on November 21st and 22nd,” she said. “And this will be Black Sabbath’s farewell. We’re also announcing Korn, who are celebrating their 20th anniversary. Now you can’t miss that.”

Back in September, Ozzy Osbourne said that the next Sabbath album, the follow-up to 2013′s successful 13, and tour was going to be their swan song. “So we’re going to do one more album, and a final tour […] I believe [producer] Rick Rubin is going to do it with us again.”

Given the somewhat off-handed manner in which this was broken — a low-quality video from Sharon that gives equal time to the other Ozzfest headliner — Ultimate Classic Rock believes that this may be Black Sabbath’s farewell to Japan as opposed to their final performance anywhere as they feel news of this magnitude, it seems, would require a press conference from the band or, at the very least, a press release with a lot of information.

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13 Responses

  1. First off, Sharon Osborne is a cooch. Secondly, I hope this isn’t Black Sabbath’s farewell. I was really hoping for another album and tour.

  2. Why would Sabbath’s farewell show be in Japan? Unless $haron meant it would be Sabbath’s final appearance in the Land of the Rising Sun, I would think the band’s final performance should be where it all began, in Birmingham, England.

  3. Nope. Too much money for a money whore like Sharon to leave on the table with a heavily promoted,final,say,20 date world tour.Regardless of the guys in the bands health,my guess is they’ll do it,replete with exorbitant ticket prices and merchandise.

  4. “Live Evil” and “Speak of the Devil” are two of the best live records I’ve ever heard…I know “Live Evil’ was heavily overdubbed but it’s still a great record.

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