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Tony Iommi -- Star of New Jersey show!

 

It was obvious from the "Sweet Leaf" and "Never Say Die" T-shirts in the crowd that it would be no ordinary concert at the PNC Bank Arts Center on Sunday night…

More than 17,500 congregants, spanning at least three generations, packed the outdoor amphitheater for Black Sabbath's only area appearance on their current reunion tour.

Joining Ozzy on stage were co-founding bandmates Terrence "Geezer" Butler, 64, who, on the outside, resembled a grizzled character from Middle-Earth — yet still has those lightning quick bass guitar prowess on numbers like "N.I.B." — and lead guitarist Tony Iommi, 65, who left the audience spellbound with his signature left-handed red Gibson S.G., featuring crosses on the frets.

Black Sabbath blasted through 45 years of classics including the metal anthem "Iron Man," the cocaine-inspired "Snowblind," "Dirty Women," "Fairies Wear Boots" and the eponymous anthem "Black Sabbath”…

These geezers, now in their mid-60s, have all stated they have no intention of slowing down and plan to get back in the studio to cut another album.

Sabbath also performed several newer numbers off their first-ever U.S. No. 1 selling album, "13", including "Age of Reason," "End of the Beginning" and "God is Dead?".

Guitarist Tony Iommi, who was diagnosed with lymphoma is early 2012 and has undergone successful treatment, is one of rock and roll's must underrated axe-shredders burning through numbers such as the new "Methademic," "Under the Sun/Everyday Comes and Goes" and on the classic one-song encore, "Paranoid" — which featured a teased introduction of "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath".

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Black Sabbath at the PNC Bank Art Center last night… It was THUNDEROUS hearing Tony and Geezer crank out one classic after another!” told us our website’s great friend, luthier Lou Moritz – a man who actually made a miracle – he brought Iommi’s legendary weapon SG Red Monkey back to life building an awesome replica that Tony used on new album recordings and during the 2013 tour.

Lou had a blast at the show enjoying Great Lefty playing his “creature” on Methademic! But it is not the end! He was invited as a special guest to meet Tony backstage and had a nice talk!

We congratulate with our dear friend Lou, who made a wonderful job for Iommi Legacy’s revival! The new St. Moritz Red SG Monkey Custom is a true masterpiece, a jem of guitar crafting!

 

Watch the New Jersey Gig review from Artisan News below:

 

 The setlist from Black Sabbath New Jersey concert:
War Pigs
Into The Void
Under The Sun/Everyday comes and goes
Snowblind
Age of Reason
Black Sabbath
Behind The Wall of Sleep/Bassically/N.I.B.
End Of The Beginning
Faries Wear Boots
Methademic
Rat Salad
Ironman
God is Dead?
Dirty Women
Childern Of The Grave
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath Intro
Paranoid

 


 

We want to thank Lou Moritz and Richard Hollis for the wonderful review of the show!  
Long Live Black Sabbath!
Viva Tony Iommi!

Photos courtesy Lou Moritz, 7 August 2013

 

 

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