added: 20 May 2012 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
Tony Iommi, who is currently battling cancer, got a hero's welcome by the sell out Birmingham Academy crowd who chanted his name over and over again after the opening track.
Directly after the show Geezer Butler paid tribute to Tony when he posted a note to fans on his website: "Thank you, thank you, thank you Birmingham. Best fans ever- you brought out the best in us. It was a privilege playing for you tonight. Tony was a hero - you were the best medicine he has had. Proud to be a Brummie."
The band played with drummer Tommy Clufetos who is filling in for the absent Bill Ward. Proceeds from the show will be donated to Help for Heroes.
Sabbath will headline Download festival on June 10th and are currently working on their first new studio record in 33 years.
Into the Void
Under the Sun
Wheels of Confusion
Behind the Wall of Sleep
Fairies Wear Boots
Lord of this World
Symptom of the Universe
Children of the Grave
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath