Black Sabbath Played 16-Song Set on Tony Iommi's Birthday in 1973

Legendary guitarist of Black Sabbath, Tony Iommi, turns 73 today (February 19)! Iommi is Sabbath's co-founder and ranked as one of the greatest guitarists of all time. In celebration of his birthday, we're taking it back to his birthday in 1973, when Sabbath was on their epic Volume 4 Tour.
The stop was in Bologna, Italy at Palazzo dello Sport. The 16-song setlist was stacked with gems off of Master of Reality, Vol 4, and Paranoid. They fired the night off with Vol 4 deep cut "Tomorrow's Dream" - a track that was only performed by Sabbath around 73 times.
They played "War Pigs" early on in the set but had to stop around the final verse due to some PA issues. They found multiple ways to spice up the live performance like using alternate lyrics for "Killing Yourself to Live" and "Sometime's I'm Happy."
Iommi truly shined during his guitar solo spotlight in between "Orchid" and "Sometimes I'm Happy." He also included another guitar solo during Bill Ward's drum solo, leading into a "Wicked World" reprise.
Sabbath ended the main set with "Children of the Grave" before encoring with their staple anthem "Paranoid." See the setlist here:
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You can listen to this very concert here:
Happy Birthday Tony!
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Last updated: 26 Feb 2021, 08:53 Etc/UTC