This is a sad day in rock music history. Black Sabbath performed their last concert in Birmingham, England on Saturday night. The band, formed in 1968, turned 49 this year and this is their final tour.
They played almost two hours of their biggest hits from the 1960s and 1970s. There were plenty of pyrotechnics, and the show ended with confetti.
Frontman Ozzy Osbourne gave a speech at the end of the show:
“So it’s the final show. And I’ve got to tell you something, what a journey we’ve all had. It’s fucking amazing. We started this in 1968 and now it’s 2017 – I don’t fucking believe that shit, man. But you know what? We would not survive if it wasn’t for the fan base. So if you’re a veteran fan, great. If you’re new, welcome. But I can’t tell you enough how grateful we are for your support.”
Some fans are skeptical because the band had another “farewell” tour in 1992 where they claimed to be done. Then, Osbourne was on the road again just three years later.
Here is the last song:
Featured image via YouTube screenshot.