One of the most talented guitarists of all time, Tony Iommi, was recently interviewed by Trunk Nation of SiriusXM and broke his silence on playing Black Sabbath shows in the future.
As Tony Iommi leaves the door open to the probabilities, he also revealed what he felt about Black Sabbath’s farewell tour and if he is still happy with his decision to join the band for their farewell tour, ‘The End.’
Here is what Tony told:
“It was great to be able to go out and do a final tour. To be honest, I felt a bit bad [about] it, because it was basically my choice, my fault because touring, for me, to that extent wasn’t a good thing physically.
I mean, to get in at four o’clock in the morning from doing a gig, after you’ve done the gig, and fly back to the hotel — it was a lot late nights. You’re living a life as I used to when I was 20.”
“Even though we were traveling [under] the best [conditions] — we had our own plane, we had fabulous hotels, and we’d base ourselves in New York or Los Angeles for ten days, or somewhere else, and do it like that. Go out, fly out, do the gig, come back, but by the time you’ve done that, you got back into the hotel, it’s three or four o’clock by the time you get to bed.
And for me, now, it was just difficult, and my doctor said to me to try and calm it down a bit. And it just seemed like the right thing to do at that time.”
Here is what Tony thinks about rejoining the band for more shows in the future:
“I think that it would be good if we could do that. The hard thing is, certainly with Sabbath, because it’s such a big thing, you can’t just do an occasional show, because of the crew, and you have the whole setup.
It would have to be a year or an 18-month tour. I’m not opposed to doing anything; I just would do it in a different way.”
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