Remember that farewell Black Sabbath show scheduled for Ozzfest Japan on November 21 and 22?
Say good-bye to it.
Singer Ozzy Osbourne announced on his Facebook page late Wednesday, April 8, that the show will go on, but with a different lineup:
“Despite previous reports, Black Sabbath will not appear on this year’s Ozzfest Japan,” read the Facebook post. “The show will instead feature the festival’s namesake, Ozzy Osbourne (and friends).”
No details have been provided yet by Osbourne or the Black Sabbath camp.
Sharon Osbourne announced Black Sabbath’s Ozzfest Japan gig on March 23, saying it would coincide with the release of what will be Sabbath’s last album.
“[It will be] our last hurrah,” Ozzy Osbourne said at the time. “Then it’s no more Sabbath at all. We’re disbanding the name and everything.”
Osbourne said the breakup was due to guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler not wanting to perform any longer.
“They don’t want to tour anymore,” he said. “I get it. But I love it. I’m gonna continue my solo thing.”
Stay tuned. This may not be the final word.