Black Sabbath make Return to the U.S -
America's Lollapalooza festival played host to the return of
Black Sabbath on US soil this past Friday (Aug.3), bar long-time
drummer Bill Ward who is still holding out over a contract
Still, the trio of Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler were joined by Tommy Cluefetos, who has replaced Ward for the time being, took the stage at Chicago's Grant Park for their only scheduled US performance this year.
The near 120 minute set was crammed with the sort of classic metal numbers which earned them their title as the most 'important heavy metal band of all time.'
Kicking off with the self-titled 'Black Sabbath', they ripped through hits such as 'The Wizard' in which Ozzy performed with a harp, 'Beyond the Wall of Sleep', 'Warpigs' and 'N.I.B.'
Many hailed the set as one of the festival's finest moment, with the only real criticism being aimed at stand-in drummer Cluefetos, who joined the aging rock legends as they took a well deserved bow at the end of the show.
Black Sabbath's Aug. 3 Lollapalooza Set in Chicago:
'Beyond the Wall of Sleep'
'Into the Void'
'Under the Sun'
'Symptom of the Universe/Drum Solo'
'Faries Wear Boots'
'Children of the Grave'
Watch fan-filmed footage of Black Sabbath performing 'Paranoid' at Lollapalooza
Photo by Erik Hess