The almighty Black Sabbath recently announced a goodbye tour, giving the fans one last chance to watch them perform and make history. Today, talking about going on the last tour, guitarist Tony Iommi says: “I can’t actually do this anymore. My body won’t take it much more".
In an interview for the Birmingham Mail, the legendary axeman addressed his long battle with Cancer. According to the site, he will soon have to go through more tests, making sure the cancer has not returned. “I don’t want that creeping back again,” Said Iommi, “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.
"Don’t get me wrong, I still love gigging. It’s all the travelling and the exhaustion that goes with it that’s the problem. That side of things has a big impact on me. Yes, we may fly in luxury, stay in the very best hotels, ride in the most comfortable limos but there’s still a physical cost to touring. Even when we build in rest breaks – I have to have blood tests every six weeks – I find it tough going".
Sabbath's farewell tour, 'The End' will begin January 20, 2016. Announcing the last shows, the band members said: 'The tour promises to surpass all previous tours with their most mesmerising production ever. When this tour concludes, it will truly be the end'. It's this time we wish Tony Iommi to always feel good, We love you Tony.