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Tony Iommi - Birmingham's Glorious Star - shares his thoughts on last ever Sabbath gig tonight!

 

Tony Iommi, emotional, is sitting in his dressing room at Genting Arena in Birmingham, right now before the last ever Sabbath show, on 4 February 2017... It's a very special, very sensitive moment... The End of Black Sabbath... The last ever show... That's what Tony posted:

"Well, the end of our final tour is here. 4 continents, 26 countries and 81 tour dates later we are back home in Birmingham for our final show. What a fantastic ride it has been! We can't thank you all enough - your support really means the world to us."

Earlier he revealed to Mojo that he intends to make amends with estranged Sabbath drummer, Bill Ward:

“Bill seemed to feel he was getting a bad deal. We never dealt with that, we left all that to management. We just wanted to play together and enjoy it. We were playing with Bill for a bit and then he never turned up… It would have been nicer to have Bill with us but unfortunately it never happened... At some point I wanna call him. I still love him, he's still my brother, but you have arguments. To be honest with you, I don't know what the fuck happened because I don't do the business side of it. I'm sorry Bill couldn't work something out, I really am, but I'm really glad we did this tour.”

A day before the last Birmingham gig, in the Birmingham pub Ye Olde Foundry was hold the Third Global Black Sabbath Convention organized by storical American fan Ben Fahl, author of other two very successful conventions in New York few years ago, and produced by Stephen Knowles. A huge number of Black Sabbath fans filled the place, Brits most of all, but also die hards came from all different corners of the world. The Convention was a fantastic tribute by the fans of Black Sabbath to celebrate the band, and to pay tribute to the The End Tour. 

But not only happy faces of fans brightened the Convention! There were honorable guests, Sabbath veterans, former and present members of the crew: Clive Davis (lightning designer and show director in the 70s), Jim Simpson (Sabbath's first ever manager from the late 60's), Graham Wright (Ozzy Osbourne's best friend and former Bill Ward's roadie), David Tangye (former crew member), Big Dave (Ozzy's current personal assistant), Terry Welty (Geezer Butler's bass technician), Mike Clement (Tony Iommi's guitar technician), Mike Exeter (legendary producer and sound engineer) and others! 

All the fan activity and incredible brotherhood and solidarity witness not only great love that ties the hearts of Sabbatheurs, but the fact that Sabbath fans are Family. True Family of Brothers and Sisters, ready to help each other, support friends in need, and all together worship the Sabbath Banner! 

In Sabbath we trust!

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4 February 2017

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