On Saturday night, Black Sabbath members Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler and Tony Iommi played together for the first time in seven years in their hometown of Birmingham as a warm up to their upcoming Download Festival appearance.
The band played the intimate show at the O2 Academy Birmingham, which holds just 3800 people (tickets for the show reportedly sold out within 10 minutes of going onsale).
Speaking after the show Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler said, "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."
Drummer Bill Ward was absent after announcing he would be sitting out the three scheduled reunion shows in 2012 due to contractual disputes, which has seen alot of public "back and forth" between himself and the his bandmates in the past couple of months. Filling in for Ward was Tommy Clufetos, Ozzy Osbourne's solo band drummer, he will join the band at their Download Festival apperance in two weeks time.
Black Sabbath Birmingham 19th May Set List:
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)
The show was reportedly professionally filmed.
Check out some fan filmed footage available on YouTube below:
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