Black Sabbath Tickets
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The Black Sabbath reunion tour plays on in 2013 and will make a stop at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, September 1. Andrew W.K. is playing support for the legendary heavy metal rockers for this show, making these Black Sabbath tickets especially awe inspiring for fans who worship metal.
Black Sabbath is playing with three-quarters of its original lineup intact. Tony Iommi has been with the band playing guitar from the beginning, Geezer Butler has been the bassist on and off, and Ozzy Osbourne has made a triumphant return to the band that once fired him.
Technically this is also a promotional tour for the album 13, but most fans are going to this concert to listen the classics. This means they want to hear “Black Sabbath”, “Iron Man”, War Pigs”, and “Paranoid”. The group does not disappoint as Black Sabbath continues to defy age and dominate the stage with incredible performances of these truly legendary songs that helped shape an entire music genre.
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At the very beginning, the band known today as Black Sabbath formed with the intent of pursing a blues rock sound. Fans may forget, but, as this was in the late 1960s, this was par for the course for any group that did not want to become a pop rock outfit. It took a while and a couple name changes (the original name was the Polka Tulk Blues Band), but eventually the guys discovered the sound and approach that have made Black Sabbath tickets and albums some of the most popular over the course of the last four decades.
The original four guys were guitarist Tony Iommi, drummer Bill Ward, bassist Geezer Butler, and signer Ozzy Osbourne (who may have never been contacted by the group if not for the fact that he had his own PA). The group made the shift to a darker, demonic sound after noting how much people enjoyed horror movies. A name change, to Black Sabbath from Earth, and a new song, “The Devil’s Interval”, meant the band had found its way.
Black Sabbath released two albums before their first commercial success. That success, Master of Reality, was preceded by the self-titled debut and the oft-cited influential heavy metal album Paranoid. Today all three are held in high regard and songs like “Iron Man” and “Paranoid” are metal radio mainstays.
By the middle of the1970s, the band had slowed down, taken more time to tour, and approached the recording studio with a little more patience. This paid off as Black Sabbath Vol. 4 and Sabbath Bloody Sabbath became hits, but as the new world of metal grew in popularity more bands emerged. In addition to more competition, drugs and internal strife took their toll. In 1979 the group fired Ozzy Osbourne. Still, the band played on with a host of lead singers taking Ozzy’s place.
Without Ozzy, the popularity waned, with Heaven and Hell and Mob Rules being the last commercial hits. Eventually the group reunited and today Iommi, Butler, and Ozzy have taken up touring again. Black Sabbath fills out the rest of the lineup with touring musicians, but has returned to the recording studio in the 21st century.