Butler expressed his interest in a one-off Black Sabbath show during a recent chat on the Rock Experience podcast. Expressing his interest in such a show, Butler says (as transcribed by Ultimate Classic Rock):
“If it was worth doing and we were all into it, yeah I’d do a one-off.”
The Black Sabbath bassist also adds, “I couldn’t do a tour though anymore.”
Black Sabbath released their last studio album, titled 13, back in 2013; as part of their farewell tour, the band played their final concert on February 4th, 2017 in their hometown of Birmingham. Five years after that show took place, Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi reunited on stage at the 2022 Commonwealth Games and performed the band’s song “Paranoid.”
Butler was also supposed to be a part of this performance, but he was unable to take part in it. Regarding this show involving Osbourne and Iommi, and why he could not attend it, the bassist shares the following:
“Tony and Ozzy did ‘Paranoid’ to finish the Commonwealth Games, and I was supposed to be part of that. But, unfortunately, I’d broken my rib. And as I was recovering I got COVID. And I called Tony up, and I said, ‘Tony, I’m really sorry, man. I just can’t do it. They’re not going to let me on the plane anyway with COVID.’ So … Tony and Ozzy went ahead with it without me.”
Having the chance to see Black Sabbath live again would be nothing short of incredible. If you found out the band was coming back together for one more show, would you attend?