Black Sabbath played the first of the last of their Australia shows in Perth on Friday night.
Despite some technical issues with Tony Iommi’s guitar around ‘War Pigs’ the band gave a classic performance with all except one song from their first four albums from 1970 to 1974 and the oldest song being ‘Dirty Women’ from 1976’s ‘Technical Ecstasy’.
There was nothing in the Perth setlist from Sabbath’s 2013 album ‘13’ or any of the four new songs being sold as an EP from the merch stand at the gigs. (The band did play ‘God Is Dead’ on four US shows earlier this year).
Black Sabbath are on their final ever tour ‘The End’. This will be the last time they every play live in Australia.
Black Sabbath setlist, Perth, April 15, 2016
Black Sabbath (from Black Sabbath, 1970)
Fairies Wear Boots (from Paranoid, 1970)
After Forever (from Master of Reality, 1971)
Snowblind (from Volume 4, 1974)
Into The Void (from Master of Reality, 1971)
War Pigs (from Paranoid, 1970)
Behind The Wall of Sleep (from Black Sabbath, 1970)
N.I.B. (from Black Sabbath, 1970)
Hand of Doom (from Paranoid, 1970)
Rat Salad (from Paranoid, 1970)
Iron Man (from Paranoid, 1970)
Dirty Women (from Technical Ecstasy, 1976)
Children of the Grave (from Master of Reality, 1971)
Paranoid (from Paranoid, 1970)
Watch Black Sabbath rehearsals
Black Sabbath Australian dates
April 15, Perth, Perth Arena
April 17, Adelaide, Entertainment Centre
April 19, Melbourne, Rod Laver Arena
April 23, Sydney, Allphones Arena
April 25, Brisbane, Entertainment Centre
Black Sabbath will perform in New Zealand after Australia and then tour Europe, North and South America. The final date scheduled for The End tour is December 4, 2016 in Brazil.
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