Black Sabbath live O2 Academby Birmingham UK 5-19-12 2DVD
Black Sabbath made their live return last night (May 19) with a homecoming gig at Birmingham's O2 Academy.
Back in city for the first time in over a decade, Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, and Geezer Butler, together with drummer Tommy Clufetos – the replacement for original sticksman Bill Ward, whose contractual disputes with the rest of the band remain unresolved - blazed through a career spanning set to a sell-out crowd.
Billed as a warm-up for their forthcoming headline slot at this year's Download Festival, the heavy metal pioneers opened with ‘Into The Void’ from 1971’s ‘Master Of Reality’.
Shortly after 'Under The Sun', the emotional crowd began chanting Tony Iommi's name – a clear demonstration of their support for the guitarist, who is currently battling cancer. The gesture didn’t go unnoticed by Osbourne, who hugged the guitarist on behalf of the fans.
Ripping through 'Snowblind', the crowd – including Ozzy's wife and manager Sharon Osbourne – were once again whipped up into a frenzy, which continued throughout the rest of a set. The band treated their fans to classic tracks such as 'War Pigs', 'Black Sabbath' and 'Iron Man' and finished their triumphant set with 'Paranoid'. This is a great Fan shot of this great reunion quality is 8.5/10
Into the Void--
Under the Sun--
Wheels of Confusion--
Behind the Wall of Sleep--
Fairies Wear Boots--
Symptom of the Universe--
Children of the Grave--
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath--