Black Sabbath spent much of Monday rehearsing behind closed doors at the Century Link Center ahead of the group's launch of its "The End" tour Wednesday in Omaha.
Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Ozzy Osbourne briefly opened the rehearsal to the media before sitting in front of the cameras to talk about their tour more than 45 years after the English rock band formed.
The band members said they reached deep into their repertoire for this tour's set list--and have had to re-learn songs they have not played in years. After nearly five decades, Osbourne said as they prepare for their final shows, it feels good to go out on a high note.
"It was good to end on a high note," Osbourne said. "People have been asking why we didn't do another album. Our '13' album was the first to top the charts in the United States. Ever."
The concert features all Black Sabbath music--Ozzy Osbourne told reporters he would continue touring as a solo act.
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