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16th May 2014


Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has stated that Black Sabbath's headline appearance at the London Hyde Park Barclaycard British Summer Time festival on Friday 4th July "could be the last ever Sabbath show".

However, MetalTalk understands that this is not the case and the legendary Godfathers Of Metal will play select dates late in 2014, probably a handful in Europe and a couple of the States. These shows are currently being booked and will be announced in late July/early August.

The Hyde Park show is the closing date of Sabbath's summer 2014 tour and joining Sabbath on the bill are Soundgarden, Faith No More, Motorhead and Soulfly and many others.

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Tony said: "It could be the last ever Sabbath show. I don't want it to be, but there's nothing really planned touring-wise after that show, so for all we know that could be it really. To be honest I don't want to be touring to this extent too much longer, because it makes me feel so bad."

Tony was diagnosed with lymphoma in January 2012 and completed his treatment in March. He is now awaiting an update on his condition.

"I'm at a stage now where I have no support, which means I have to see whether the cancer is coming back or if it's still there or what," he said. "I just don't know. It's a bit of a worry. After we finish this tour I'll go in and have a scan, so we'll see what that shows up."

"But the show at Hyde Park will a great way to end the European tour," he added. "It has a really great bill, with a really good mix of people. We haven't made any specific plans as the gig is a way off yet, but I think it'll be special."


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