1987 “Eternal Idol” Tour Dates

Dates and research compiled by Joe Siegler & Robert Dwyer.
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Touring Band

  • Tony Martin – Vocals
  • Tony Iommi – Guitar
  • Geezer Butler – Bass (Jul 18 only, and it was canceled)
  • Dave Spitz – Bass (Jul 21 – Aug 9 only)
  • Jo Burt – Bass
  • Bev Bevan – Drums (Jul 21 only)
  • Terry Chimes – Drums
  • Geoff Nicholls – Keyboards

Openers

  • Virgin Steele

Typical Set List

  • Neon Knights
  • Children of the Sea
  • War Pigs
  • Die Young
  • Drum Solo
  • Iron Man
  • Born to Lose
  • Guitar Solo
  • Black Sabbath
  • Glory Ride
  • Heaven & Hell
  • Children of the Grave
  • The Shining
  • Paranoid

List of Dates

Black Sabbath

Date City Venue Country
September 30, 1986
Dave Spitz leaves band – First Time. Bob Daisley briefly joins
November 11, 1986
Bob Daisley leaves band after laying down bass tracks
January 1, 1987
Recording Moves to London – Eric Singer leaves band
March 1, 1987
Ray Gillen leaves band, Tony Martin Joins, Bev Bevan returns
July 14, 1987
Tour Rehearsals w/ Geezer
July 18, 1987 Plymouth, Devon Plymouth Argyle Football Club United Kingdom
Plymouth Rock Festival (w/ Geezer on Bass) Cancelled
July 21, 1987 Athens Panathinaikos Stadium Greece
First actual show in 1987, and first live gig with Tony Martin.

Dave Spitz returns for this show, and Bev Bevan leaves after it, being replaced by by Terry Chimes.
[ Concert Reviews ]

July 25, 1987 North West Sun City Super Bowl South Africa
July 26, 1987 North West Sun City Super Bowl South Africa
August 1, 1987 North West Sun City Super Bowl South Africa
August 2, 1987 North West Sun City Super Bowl South Africa
August 8, 1987 North West Sun City Super Bowl South Africa
August 9, 1987 North West Sun City Super Bowl South Africa
After this show, Dave Spitz leaves the band permanently (Aug 15). Jo Burt joins the band for the Eternal Idol Tour (Oct 1).

Nov 1 – The Eternal Idol is released in the UK

November 22, 1987 Essen Pink Palace Germany
Opener: Virgin Steele

First Proper date on Eternal Idol Tour

November 23, 1987 Offenbach Stadthalle Germany
Opener: Virgin Steele
November 24, 1987 Hamburg Knopf’s Music Hall Germany
Opener: Virgin Steele
November 25, 1987 Bremen Stadthalle Germany
Opener: Virgin Steele
November 27, 1987 Waldshut-Tiengen Unknown Germany
Need Venue name.
November 28, 1987 Munich Deutsches Museum Kongressaal Germany
Opener: Virgin Steele
November 29, 1987 Neumarkt Jurahalle Germany
Opener: Virgin Steele
December 1, 1987 Kaiserslautern Unknown Germany
December 2, 1987 Unknown Unknown Germany
Need gig and venue info. Also Jo Burt’s Birthday
[ Concert Reviews ]
December 4, 1987 Bozen Unknown Italy
December 5, 1987 Milan Palatrussardi Italy
December 6, 1987 Torino Palasport Italy
December 7, 1987 Reggio Emilia Palasport Italy
Opener: Gow

Dec 8 – The Eternal Idol is released in the US

December 10, 1987 Florence Palasport Italy
December 12, 1987 Rome Casalpalocco Italy
Last Date of the Eternal Idol Tour
December 20, 1987 Antwerp Hof Ter Lo Belgium
Opener: Cro-Mags Cancelled
December 21, 1987 Paris Le Zenith France
Openers: Motorhead, Cro-Mags, Finc, Girlschool. This gig did happen, but without Sabbath. Girlschool replaced Sabbath. Cancelled
December 22, 1987 Tilburg Noorderligt Netherlands
Cancelled
December 28, 1987 London, England Hammersmith Odeon United Kingdom
Opener: Fields Of The Nephilim.

More info available on the cancellation here. Cancelled

May 29, 1988 Oldbury, West Midland The Top Spot Club United Kingdom
Charity gig with Martin, Iommi, Chimes & Nicholls on bass. Only played 3 songs: Neon Knights, Heart Like a Wheel, Paranoid.

Jo Burt Leaves Band Before this show – Unknown Date Jan 1988

 

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