Original BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi, singer Ozzy Osbourne and bassist Geezer Butler performed live together for the first time in seven years on May 19, playing an intimate show at the 3,800-person O2 Academy in SABBATH‘s hometown of Birmingham, England. The show, which served as a warm-up for the group’s headlining appearance the following month at the Download festival, was laced with emotion and drama: it was the first live appearance for Iommi since being diagnosed with cancer, and it was the first with stand-in drummer Tommy Clufetos, making the split official between founding drummer Bill Ward and the rest of SABBATH.
According to The Pulse Of Radio, Iommi was visibly moved when the audience began chanting his name after opening number “Into The Void”, and continued chanting it intermittently throughout the show.
Professionally filmed video footage of the “Paranoid” performance from the Birmingham concert can be seen below.
BLACK SABBATH‘s setlist for the show was as follows:
01. Into The Void
02. Under The Sun
04. War Pigs
05. Wheels Of Confusion
06. Electric Funeral
07. Black Sabbath
08. The Wizard
09. Behind The Wall Of Sleep
11. Fairies Wear Boots
12. Tomorrow’s Dream
13. Sweet Leaf
14. Symptom Of The Universe (intro only)
15. Drum Solo
16. Iron Man
17. Dirty Women
18. Children Of The Grave
19. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (intro only)
Fan-filmed multi-camera footage part 1:
Fan-filmed multi-camera footage part 2: