Black Sabbath farewell Tour Underway

Black Sabbath have released a behind-the-scenes video from the rehearsals for their upcoming The End farewell tour.

In the latest clip, frontman Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler discuss the songs they are preparing. They promise some unexpected additions to the setlist to sit alongside classics like War Pigs and Iron Man.

Iommi says: “We’re gonna run through some of the newer old ones that we haven’t played for a while,” before Ozzy introduces Hand Of Doom from 1970 album Paranoid.

Bassist Geezer Butler adds: “I like playing Hand Of Doom because we haven’t done that since the early 70s.” A setlist shown in the clip shows that the band are also rehearsing Fairies Wear Boots, After Forever, Into The Void, Snowblind and Behind The Wall Of Sleep.

Black Sabbath farewell

Black Sabbath farewell

Osbourne, Butler and Iommi reflect on the fact this will be the last tour they ever play together as Black Sabbath. Ozzy says: “It’s not one of these final tours where we give it five years and do another one. This is it for Black Sabbath. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime because there ain’t gonna be another Black Sabbath tour.”

Black Sabbath will play across North America, Australia, New Zealand and Europe on The End tour – including a headline set at Download Festival on June 11.

The Guardian have put together a great piece discussing The End.