In an announcement made by Sharon Osbourne, heavy metal architects Black Sabbath will be playing their “farewell” show at Ozzfest Japan 2015. The show will take place on November 22nd in Makuhari Messe. Korn will be headlining the opening night of the festival.
“Ozzfest will be back in Japan on November 21st and 22nd,” states Osbourne. “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.”
No other dates have been announced at the present time, and it is still unclear as to whether or not Sabbath will be recording a follow up to their 2013 comeback album, 13.
In an interview in September of last year, Ozzy Osbourne expressed that Sabbath’s next album and tour will be their farewell, saying, “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.”
Here’s to hoping that original drummer Bill Ward returns so that Sabbath can have a proper farewell that the band and their legions of diehard fans deserve.