Butler feels it’s Sabbath’s last tour

Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler has a feeling the band’s current tour will be their last.

He’s still enjoying life on the road as they support acclaimed album 13 – but admits he’s starting to find it difficult to keep going.

Butler tells the Chicago Sun-Times: “I just got a feeling. It’s getting tough, it really is. I can’t lie about that. I’m old now; it really is tough going on every night. You wake up next day will pains you never had before.

“I don’t want to go onstage for the sake of the money. You have to have pride in yourself. I honestly think I’m coming to the end of the top of my job.”

He isn’t sure when his final show will be, but asserts: “I’ll know when the day comes I can’t do this any more, can’t play to my usual standards. That’s when I won’t go out any more.

“I just love playing with the band. It probably will be the last time, probably the last tour. I want to go out on a high – the band is playing really well at the moment.”

Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi, who’s continuing to receive treatment for cancer, recently said he hoped they’d be able to play 13 in full at some point in the future, and perhaps make another album. Frontman Ozzy Osbourne has stated their future is entirely down to Iommi’s health.

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