Black Sabbath Announce Live DVD
A live DVD release will close out what has been a very, very good year for fans of Black Sabbath. The band has announced they’ll release ‘Black Sabbath: Live … Gathered in Their Masses’ on Nov. 26. The footage comes from two Black Sabbath tour dates from this past spring. And it’s probably not a coincidence that the announcement comes on Friday the 13th.
Many of the songs from the group’s new album ’13,’ as well as some old favorites, will likely be featured on the DVD. When the album came out in June, it debuted at No. 1 — the band’s first to take the top spot. ’13’ also marks Ozzy Osbourne‘s first album with Sabbath since 1978’s ‘Never Say Die.’
The DVD features performances shot on April 29 and May 1 in Melbourne. Those dates preceded the band’s much-anticipated North American tour, which started in July. Bassist Geezer Butler says it’s possible, maybe even likely, that this will be the group’s final tour. “I don’t know — I just got a feeling,” he told the Chicago Sun-Times. “It’s getting 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 [with] pains you never had before.”
Black Sabbath have dates scheduled in South America, Mexico and Europe through Dec. 22. They finished their North American tour on Sept. 3 in Los Angeles.