Black Sabbath to Play Farewell Show at 2015 Ozzfest Japan
Is this the end for Black Sabbath? According to a new promo for Ozzfest Japan featuring Sharon Osbourne, the iconic metal act will be playing their "farewell" at Ozzfest Japan 2015, which will take place in Makuhari Messe on Nov. 22.
"Ozzfest will be back in Japan on Nov. 21 and 22 and this will be Black Sabbath's farewell," says Osbourne in the promo. "We're also announcing Korn, who are celebrating their 20th anniversary. Now you can't miss that." Korn would headline the opening night, with Sabbath closing out the festival.
Back in late September, Ozzy Osbourne spoke about how much he enjoyed the Black Sabbath experience during promotion of the 13 album. He explained, "We all made friends, we didn't f--- around. We all knew that we had a job to do and we did it. It was a lot of fun. So we're going to do one more album and a final tour."
Even though Sabbath may be ending, Ozzy intends to continue his solo career. He explained, “I am going to continue to do my solo stuff, but I can’t do the two at the same time. This Memoirs of a Madman package is to let everybody know that I haven’t abandoned my solo career … I’m doing one more Black Sabbath tour, one more Black Sabbath album, and then we’re disbanding the name, I believe. And then after that, I’ll be doing my solo stuff.”
As of yet, no other dates have been announced and there's been no mention of the album being ready for Black Sabbath. So stay tuned to see how it all plays out.
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