Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler hints current tour may be the band‘s last
Speaking to the Chicago Sun-Times, the bassist strongly indicated that the current Black Sabbath tour could well be the band’s last.
“I’ve always said as long as I can play, as long as I can do it to a good level, then I’ll keep doing it, because I still really enjoy playing,” said Butler to the Sun-Times. “I’ll know when the day comes when I can’t do this anymore, can’t play to my usual standards. That’s when I won’t go out anymore. I won’t do that to me self. But at the moment, I just love playing with the band. It probably will be the last time, will probably be the last tour.”
The veteran rock bass player went on to explain, “It’s getting really 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 the next day, all the pains you never had before. I don’t want to go onstage for the sake of the money. You have to have a lot of pride in yourself, and honestly I think I’m coming to the end of the top of my job.”
Whether it proves to be the band’s last or not, Black Sabbath are set to continue their current road odyssey until the end of the year. The band, which was first formed in 1968, are currently in the midst of the North American leg of the tour.
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