Sabbath Bloody Sabbath. Black Sabbath returned to stage last Saturday.
After the “Bill Ward Crisis” and the whole drama on the reunion of Black Sabbath, they finally returned to the stage at the O2 Academy in Birmingham, England for their intimate show to a crowd of about 4,000 people in the town that saw the birth of Metal.
This show was definitely a warm up for the Metal Legends, and having a intimate show in their hometown. With only 4000 lucky people that got to see the show that sold out 10 minutes after the tickets were out.
TOmmy Clufetos, was the replacement for Bill Ward, and it wasn’t a problem for him getting in the back of the stage and perform with Sabbath since he is the current Drummer for Ozzy’s Solo band.
The band played a set of over 18 of Black Sabbath’s classic songs. the set list was the following:
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 (Intro)
After the show, bassist Geezer Butler took to his website to thank the fans for the evening, saying, “Thank you, thank you, thank you Birmingham. Best fans ever – you brought out the best in us. It was a privilege playing for you tonight. Tony was a hero – you were the best medicine he has had. Proud to be a Brummie.”
The next shows performed by the band will be at the Download Festival and at Lollapalooza later in August this year in Chicago.