1989 “Headless Cross” Tour Dates

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

  • Tony Martin – Vocals
  • Tony Iommi – Guitar
  • Neil Murray – Bass
  • Cozy Powell – Drums
  • Geoff Nicholls – Keyboards

Openers

  • In USA – Kingdom Come, Silent Rage
  • In Europe – Axxis
  • In Rusia – Girlschool

Typical Set List

  • Headless Cross
  • Die Young
  • Black Sabbath
  • Devil & Daughter
  • Iron Man
  • Children of the Grave
  • Heaven & Hell
  • Neon Knights
  • Children of the Sea
  • Call of the Wild
  • The Mob Rules
  • When Death Calls
  • War Pigs
  • The Shining
  • Guitar Solo
  • Paranoid

Alternate Set List

The set list varied during the tour, here is one from another gig.  The show was September 11, 1989:

  • Intro – The Omen (tape)
  • The Gates of Hell
  • Headless Cross
  • Neon Knights
  • Children of the Sea
  • Die Young
  • War Pigs
  • When Death Calls
  • Mob Rules
  • Black Sabbath
  • Devil and Daughter
  • The Shining
  • Smoke on the Water (feat. Ian Gillan)
  • Iron Man
  • Children of the Grave
  • Heaven and Hell
  • Paranoid

List of Dates

Click on a date to see details from that show, including pictures, video, and reviews.

Black Sabbath

Date City Venue Country
August 1, 1988
Headless Cross Recording Sessions – Through Nov 1988
April 24, 1989
Headless Cross Released in the UK
April 25, 1989
Headless Cross Released in the UK
May 31, 1989 Poughkeepsie, NY Mid-Hudson Civic Center United States
Openers: Kingdom Come, Silent Rage
1st date of HEADLESS CROSS tour
June 2, 1989 Portland, ME Portland Metropolitan Exposition Center (Expo) United States
Openers: Kingdom Come, Silent Rage
June 3, 1989 Boston, MA Orpheum Theater United States
Admission: $17.50. Openers: Kingdom Come, Silent Rage (Unconfirmed)
[ Concert Reviews ]
June 4, 1989 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion United States
Time: 6:30pm. Admission: $15.00-$20.00. Openers: Kingdom Come, Silent Rage
June 6, 1989 Pittsburgh, PA Syria Mosque United States
Openers: Kingdom Come, Silent Rage
Moved to Norfolk
Cancelled
June 6, 1989 Norfolk, VA The Boathouse United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $14.50. Opener: Kingdom Come
June 8, 1989 Clifton Park, NY Clifton Park Arena United States
Openers: Kingdom Come, Silent Rage
Cancelled due to ticket sales & religious protests.
Cancelled
June 8, 1989 Springfield, MA Springfield Civic Center United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $17.50-$18.50. Openers: Kingdom Come, Silent Rage
June 9, 1989 Upper Darby, PA Tower Theater United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $17.50. Openers: Kingdom Come, Silent Rage
Also billed as Philadelphia
June 10, 1989 New York City, NY Palladium United States
Admission: $20.00-$22.00. Openers: Kingdom Come, Silent Rage
June 12, 1989 Toronto, Ontario Masonic Temple Concert Hall Canada
Admission: $23.50. Openers: Kingdom Come, Silent Rage
Moved from Varsity Arena
June 13, 1989 Clarkston, MI Pine Knob Music Theatre United States
Opener: Kingdom Come
June 14, 1989 Cleveland, OH The Agora United States
Admission: $16.50-$17.50. Opener: Silent Rage
Last confirmed US Date – Moved from Nautica Stage
June 15, 1989 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $13.50-$18.50. Openers: Kingdom Come, Silent Rage
Venue also listed as Kings Island
Cancelled
June 17, 1989 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $17.50-$20.00. Openers: Kingdom Come, Silent Rage Cancelled
June 18, 1989 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theatre United States
Openers: Kingdom Come, Silent Rage Cancelled
June 20, 1989 Minneapolis, MI State Theatre United States
Openers: Kingdom Come, Silent Rage Cancelled
June 22, 1989 Kansas City, KS Memorial Hall United States
Openers: Kingdom Come, Silent Rage Cancelled
June 23, 1989 St. Louis, MO Fox Theatre United States
Openers: Kingdom Come, Silent Rage
Moved to June 24 and cancelled again.
Cancelled
June 24, 1989 Memphis, TN Ellis Auditorium United States
Openers: Kingdom Come, Silent Rage Cancelled
June 24, 1989 St. Louis, MO Fox Theater United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $14.00-$16.00. Openers: Kingdom Come, Silent Rage
Moved from June 23 and cancelled again.
Cancelled
June 25, 1989 Huntsville, AL United States
Openers: Kingdom Come, Silent Rage
Venue Never Announced
Cancelled
June 27, 1989 Atlanta, GA The Fox Theatre United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $16.50. Openers: Kingdom Come, Silent Rage Cancelled
June 28, 1989 Daytona Beach, FL Ocean Center United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $16.50. Openers: Kingdom Come, Silent Rage Cancelled
June 29, 1989 Sunrise, FL Sunrise Musical Theatre United States
Admission: $16.75. Openers: Kingdom Come, Silent Rage Cancelled
June 30, 1989 Tampa, FL Performing Arts Center United States
Openers: Kingdom Come, Silent Rage Cancelled
July 2, 1989 Biloxi, MS Mississippi Coast Coliseum United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $16.50. Openers: Kingdom Come, Silent Rage Cancelled
July 3, 1989 Houston, TX Sam Houston Coliseum United States
Openers: Kingdom Come, Silent Rage Cancelled
July 4, 1989 McAllen, TX Villa Real United States
Openers: Kingdom Come, Silent Rage Cancelled
July 6, 1989 Corpus Christi, TX Coliseum United States
Openers: Kingdom Come, Silent Rage Cancelled
July 7, 1989 San Antonio, TX Sunken Garden Theater United States
Openers: Kingdom Come, Silent Rage Cancelled
July 7, 1989 Denver, CO Mardi Gras United States
Time: 8:00pm. Openers: Kingdom Come, Silent Rage Cancelled
July 8, 1989 Dallas, TX Bronco Bowl United States
Openers: Kingdom Come, Silent Rage Cancelled
July 11, 1989 Chandler, AZ Compton Terrace United States
Time: 4:00pm. Admission: $13.50-$16.00. Arizona Jam 89. Other bands: Kingdom Come, W.A.S.P., Accept, Metal Church, Silent Rage Cancelled
July 12, 1989 San Diego, CA Golden Hall United States
Openers: Kingdom Come, Silent Rage Cancelled
July 13, 1989 Anaheim, CA Celebrity Theatre United States
Openers: Kingdom Come, Silent Rage Cancelled
July 14, 1989 Los Angeles, CA Palladium United States
Openers: Kingdom Come, Silent Rage Cancelled
July 15, 1989 Oakland, CA Kaiser Auditorium United States
Openers: Kingdom Come, Silent Rage Cancelled
July 16, 1989 Sacramento, CA Sacramento Community Center – Exhibit Hall United States
Openers: Kingdom Come, Silent Rage Cancelled
August 31, 1989 Birmingham Aston Villa Leisure Centre United Kingdom
Opener: Axxis
Venue owned by Geezer’s favorite football team, “Aston Villa FC”
September 1, 1989 Liverpool Royal Court United Kingdom
Opener: Axxis
September 2, 1989 Sheffield City (Oval) Hall United Kingdom
Opener: Axxis
[ Concert Reviews ]
September 3, 1989 Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Newcastle City Hall United Kingdom
Opener: Axxis
September 5, 1989 Edinburgh The Playhouse United Kingdom
Opener: Axxis
Tour poster (in Devil &; Daughter box set) mentions this gig being at Odeon in Edinburgh. Moved from Hammersmith Odeon.
September 6, 1989 Manchester Apollo Theater United Kingdom
Time: 7:30pm. Opener: Axxis
Show was broadcast on FM radio.
September 7, 1989 Leicester De Montfort Hall United Kingdom
Opener: Axxis, That Girl Can’t Help It
September 9, 1989 London, England Hammersmith Odeon United Kingdom
Time: 7:30pm. Opener: Axxis
[ Concert Reviews ]
September 10, 1989 London, England Hammersmith Odeon United Kingdom
Time: 7:30pm. Opener: Axxis
Brian May played on the encores
September 11, 1989 Bristol Colston Hall United Kingdom
Opener: Axxis
Ian Gillan sang on the encores
September 14, 1989 Solna (Stockholm) Solnahallen Sweden
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: 160 kr. Opener: Axxis
September 15, 1989 København (Copenhagen) K.B. Hallen Denmark
Opener: Axxis
Ian Gillan sang on the encores
September 16, 1989 Hamburg Docks Germany
Opener: Axxis
September 18, 1989 Dortmund Westfalenhalle Germany
Opener: Axxis
September 19, 1989 Böblingen Sporthalle Germany
Opener: Axxis
September 20, 1989 München (Munich) Circus Krone Germany
Opener: Axxis
Show postponed until 9/22 due to Tony Martin having voice issues.
Cancelled
September 22, 1989 Würzburg Carl-Diem-Halle Germany
Opener: Axxis – Show replaced by rescheduled Munich show. Cancelled
September 22, 1989 München (Munich) Circus Krone Germany
Opener: Axxis.
Rescheduled from Sep 20.
September 23, 1989 Neumarkt Jurahalle Germany
Admission: 30-35 DM. Opener: Axxis
September 24, 1989 Wien (Vienna) Sommer Arena Austria
Opener: Axxis
September 25, 1989 Budapest Budapest Sportcsarnok Hungary
Opener: Axxis
September 27, 1989 Ljulbljana Hala Tivoli (Tivoli Hall) Slovenia
Opener: Axxis
September 28, 1989 Milano (Milan) Rolling Stone Italy
Opener: Axxis
September 29, 1989 Zurich Volkshaus Switzerland
Opener: Axxis
October 1, 1989 Frankfurt Kongresshalle Germany
Opener: Axxis
October 2, 1989 Ludwigshafen Friedrich-Ebert-Halle Germany
Opener: Axxis
October 14, 1989 Kawasaki Club Citta Japan
May have been rescheduled from Oct 10.
October 16, 1989 Shinjuku (Tokyo) Shinjuku Kosei Nenkin Hall Japan
October 17, 1989 Shinjuku (Tokyo) Shinjuku Kosei Nenkin Hall Japan
October 19, 1989 Osaka Festival Hall Japan
October 21, 1989 Nagoya Aichi-ken Kinro Kaikan Japan
October 28, 1989 San Luis Potosi Estadio Plan de San Luis Potosí Mexico
Time: 6:00pm. Show moved from Guadalajara to León and then San Luis Potosi. Show aborted due to a combination of reasons including religious protests and inadequate PA and stage.
[ Concert Reviews ]
Cancelled
November 19, 1989 Moscow Olimpiski Hall (Olympic Hall) Russian Federation
Time: 2:15pm. Opener: Girlschool
November 19, 1989 Moscow Olimpiski Hall (Olympic Hall) Russian Federation
Time: 8:15pm. Opener: Girlschool
November 20, 1989 Moscow Olimpiski Hall (Olympic Hall) Russian Federation
Opener: Girlschool
November 21, 1989 Moscow Olimpiski Hall (Olympic Hall) Russian Federation
Opener: Girlschool
November 22, 1989 Moscow Olimpiski Hall (Olympic Hall) Russian Federation
Opener: Girlschool
November 24, 1989 Moscow Olimpiski Hall (Olympic Hall) Russian Federation
Opener: Girlschool
November 25, 1989 Moscow Olimpiski Hall (Olympic Hall) Russian Federation
Time: 2:15pm. Opener: Girlschool
November 25, 1989 Moscow Olimpiski Hall (Olympic Hall) Russian Federation
Time: 8:15pm. Opener: Girlschool
November 26, 1989 Moscow Olimpiski Hall (Olympic Hall) Russian Federation
Time: 2:15pm. Opener: Girlschool
November 26, 1989 Moscow Olimpiski Hall (Olympic Hall) Russian Federation
Time: 8:15pm. Opener: Girlschool
November 30, 1989 Leningrad SKK Hall Russian Federation
Opener: Girlschool
December 1, 1989 Leningrad SKK Hall Russian Federation
Opener: Girlschool
December 2, 1989 Leningrad SKK Hall Russian Federation
Time: 2:15pm. Opener: Girlschool
December 2, 1989 Leningrad SKK Hall Russian Federation
Time: 8:15pm. Opener: Girlschool
December 3, 1989 Leningrad SKK Hall Russian Federation
Time: 2:15pm. Opener: Girlschool
December 3, 1989 Leningrad SKK Hall Russian Federation
Time: 8:15pm. Opener: Girlschool
December 5, 1989 Leningrad SKK Hall Russian Federation
Opener: Girlschool
December 6, 1989 Leningrad SKK Hall Russian Federation
Opener: Girlschool
December 7, 1989 Leningrad SKK Hall Russian Federation
Opener: Girlschool
December 8, 1989 Leningrad SKK Hall Russian Federation
Opener: Girlschool
Last date on the Headless Cross Tour

 

 

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