Black Sabbath's Geezer Butler will also perform with the band at a New Orleans festival
Ozzy Osbourne has handpicked an all-star live band to perform with him at New Orleans’ Voodoo Music Experience festival later this year.
The event runs over Halloween 2015, from October 30 – November 1 at New Orleans’ City Park. Osbourne will headline the October 31 leg, joined live by fellow Black Sabbath member Geezer Butler, as well as former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash and Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello.
Other acts set to perform at the festival include Florence + The Machine, Chance The Rapper, Giorgio Moroder, Santigold, The Joy Formidable, Frank Turner and more.
Meanwhile, Black Sabbath’s first eight albums are set to be reissued on vinyl this summer. The group’s debut album (1970) will kick off the reissue series on June 22, along with ‘Paranoid’ (1970) and ‘Master Of Reality’ (1971). ‘Vol. 4′(1972), ‘Sabbath Bloody Sabbath’ (1973) and ‘Sabotage’ (1975) will follow on June 29, while ‘Technical Ecstacy’ (1976) and ‘Never Say Die’ (1978) conclude the schedule on July 13.
Black Sabbath recently discussed their much touted upcoming farewell tour to NME. After cancelling an upcoming performance that had been previously billed as the group’s “farewell” gig, set to take place at the Tokyo leg of Ozzfest on November 22, Ozzy Osbourne recently said that the band will embark on a full farewell tour and release their final album in 2016.
Speaking to NME at the Ivor Novello Awards in London last month (May 21), bassist Geezer Butler claimed that he had “absolutely no idea” if the rumoured tour would actually happen. Butler said: “I’d love to keep going, I’d desperately want to keep going before I kick the bucket”. Butler’s bandmate, guitarist Tony Iommi added: “It’d be lovely to do a last tour, it’d be really nice to do that”.