BLACK SABBATH Executes the Legendary Madison Square Garden!
On Thursday, February 25, 2016, BLACK SABBATH took over the LEGENDARY Madison Square Garden (the World's Most Famous Arena) for the second-to-last time ever!
While show openers RIVAL SONS had the arduous task of opening for the mighty SABBATH in front of an audience that is not necessarily part of their demographic, they passed the final exam with flying colors thanks to their ferocious blend of Rock N' Roll and Blues.
Once RIVAL SONS got off stage, the SABBATH fever took over as thousands of people waited anxiously for SABBATH to take center stage and deliver their world famous brand of old school Heavy Metal. At 9 PM sharp, Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and fill-in-drummer Tommy Clufetos took over MSG and delivered hit after hit after hit (full set list below)!
While Bill Ward's musical presence was definitely missed, SABBATH sounded HUGE and had everyone singing their lungs out to songs such as "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath", "War Pigs", "Iron Man" and "Paranoid"!
One thing that really stood out is that SABBATH looked like they were having tons of fun, meaning that the band's chemistry is intact as they get close to calling it a day!
SABBATH's The End Tour is still going on and you do not want to miss it! Below are all of the remaining tour dates.
BLACK SABBATH set-list at New York City's Madison Square Garden on 2/26/2016:
1) Black Sabbath
2) Fairies Wear Boots
3) After Forever
4) Into the Void
6) War Pigs
7) Behind the Wall of Sleep (with 'Wasp' intro)
8) N.I.B. (with 'Bassically' intro)
9) Hand of Doom
10) Rat Salad (with drum solo)
11) Iron Man
12) Dirty Women
13) Children of the Grave
BLACK SABBATH's The End Tour (Remaining tour dates):
2/27: New York City, NY @ Madison Square Garden
- LEG 2:
8/17: Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
8/19: Philadelphia, PA @ Susquehanna Bank Center
8/21: Washington, DC @ Jiffy Lube Live
8/23: Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
8/25: Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center
8/27: Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
8/29: Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
8/31: Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theater
9/02: Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
9/04: Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
9/07: Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
9/09: Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Ampitheater
9/11: Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Ampitheater
9/13: Portland, OR @ Sunlight Supply Arena
9/15: Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
9/17: Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
9/19: Hollywood, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
9/21: Phoenix, AZ @ AK-Chin Pavilion
Photos by: Angela Cranford/MSG Photos