1983-1984 Born Again Tour

World tour to support the “Born Again” album.

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

  • Ian Gillan – Vocals
  • Tony Iommi – Guitar
  • Geezer Butler – Bass
  • Bev Bevan – Drums
  • Geoff Nicholls – Keyboards

Typical Set List

  • Hot Line
  • War Pigs
  • Born Again
  • Black Sabbath
  • The Dark/Zero the Hero
  • Guitar Solo
  • Digital Bitch
  • Iron Man
  • Neon Knights (added in Jan 84)
  • Children of the Grave
  • Supernaut
  • Drum Solo
  • Rock ‘n’ Roll Doctor
  • Disturbing the Priest
  • Keep it Warm (only played once or twice)
  • Heaven & Hell
  • Smoke on the Water (Encore)
  • Paranoid (Encore)

Black Sabbath

Date City Venue Country
August 18, 1983 Drammen (Oslo) Drammenshallen Norway
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: kr 95. Opening night of the BORN AGAIN 1983 European Tour (and world tour). 1st show with Ian Gillan & Bev Bevan. Opener: Pretty Maids
August 19, 1983 Stockholm Johanneshovs Isstadion Sweden
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: kr 100. Opener: Pretty Maids
August 21, 1983 Helsinki Finland
Opener: Pretty Maids
August 23, 1983 Lund Olympen Sweden
Opener: Pretty Maids
August 24, 1983 Falkoner Teatret (Falkoner Theater) Denmark
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: kr. 20. Opener: Pretty Maids
August 27, 1983 Reading
Time: 12:00pm. 23rd READING JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL – Sabbath headlined the 2nd day of the three day festival. Openers: Marillion, Suzi Quatro, Magnum, Mama’s Boy, Lee Aaron, Cray Anrel, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, Anvil.
August 28, 1983 Dublin Dalymount Park Ireland
Time: 12:00pm. KINGS OF ROCK FESTIVAL. Openers: Motorhead, Twisted Sister, Mama’s Boys, Anvil, Diamond Head [cancelled]
September 10, 1983 Mulhouse Hippodrome de Schlierbach France
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: ?160-180. SUNRISE FESTIVAL ’83. Show was cancelled due to storm damage after the opening band’s set. Openers: Blue Oyster Cult, Motorhead [cancelled], Twisted Sister, Mama’s Boys, Diamond Head, Fargo, Triumph, Anvil, Stormbringer, Accept, Satan, Blackout [only band to perform]. Cancelled
September 13, 1983 Barcelona Plaza De Toros Monumental Spain
Time: 9:30pm. Openers: Diamond Head, Girlschool
September 14, 1983 Madrid Spain
Time: 10:00pm. Openers: Diamond Head, Girlschool
September 15, 1983 San Sebastian Spain
Time: 10:00pm. Openers: Diamond Head, Girlschool
September 18, 1983 Offenbach Stadthalle Germany
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: DM 23-26. Opener: Diamond Head
September 19, 1983 Phillipshalle Germany
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: DM 23-26. Opener: Diamond Head
September 20, 1983 Mannheim Musensaal – Rosengarten Germany
Opener: Diamond Head
September 22, 1983 Circus Krone Germany
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: DM 24-27. Opener: Diamond Head
September 24, 1983 Frauenfeld Switzerland
Unconfirmed – probably cancelled. Opener: Diamond Head.
September 25, 1983 Geneve (Geneva) Pavillon Des Sports Del Champel Switzerland
Time: 8:30pm. Admission: ?25. Opener: Diamond Head
September 27, 1983 Nuenkirchen Hemmerleinhalle Germany
Opener: Diamond Head
September 28, 1983 Sporthalle Germany
Opener: Diamond Head
September 30, 1983 Paris Espace Balard France
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: ?70. Opener: Diamond Head
October 1, 1983 Brussels Vorst Nationaal (Forest National) Belgium
Time: 8:30pm. Admission: fr.520. Opener: Diamond Head, Acid
October 2, 1983 Zwolle Ijsselhallen Netherlands
Time: 7:00pm. Probably end of 1983 European tour. Opener: Diamond Head
October 3, 1983 Nijmegen Concertgebouw de Vereeniging Netherlands
Unconfirmed
October 13, 1983 Moncton Moncton Coliseum Canada
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: C$ 12.50. Opener: Streetheart [Quiet Riot cancelled]. Planned start date for 1983 North American tour, but first four shows in Canada were cancelled because the Stonehenge set was too large for the venues! Cancelled
October 15, 1983 Halifax Halifax Metro Center Canada
Admission: C$ 12.50. Opener:Streetheart [Quiet Riot cancelled] Cancelled
October 17, 1983 Rimouski Canada
Cancelled
October 18, 1983 Chicoutimi Canada
Cancelled
October 20, 1983 Quebec City Quebec City Coliseum (Le Colisee) Canada
Admission: C$12.50. Opener: Nazareth. Revised opening date for the 1983 North American tour, due to prior cancellations
October 21, 1983 Montreal Montreal Forum Canada
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: C$12.50. Opener: Nazareth. Nearly sold out show that was marred by post-concert rioting. Live footage for the “Trashed” promo were done at this concert.
October 22, 1983 Ottawa Ottawa Civic Centre Arena Canada
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: C$12.50. Opener: Nazareth
October 24, 1983 Sudbury Sudbury Arena Canada
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: C$12.50. Opener: Nazareth
October 25, 1983 Toronto Maple Leaf Gardens Canada
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: C$12.50-$13.50. Opener: Quiet Riot. End of 1983 Canadian leg, due to cancellation in London. Sold Out
October 26, 1983 London London Gardens Canada
Opener: Nazareth (revised HL), Quiet Riot. Also cancelled because stage set was too large for venue. Cancelled
October 27, 1983 Buffalo Buffalo Memorial Auditorium United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $10.00-$11.00. Opener: Quiet Riot. Beginning of 1983 U.S. leg.
October 29, 1983 East Rutherford Brendan Byrne Arena – Meadowlands United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $11.50-$13.50. Opener: Quiet Riot Sold Out
October 30, 1983 Uniondale Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum United States
Admission: $11.50-$13.50. Opener: Quiet Riot
November 1, 1983 Providence Providence Civic Center United States
Admission: $10.50-$11.50. Opener: Quiet Riot Sold Out
November 2, 1983 Largo (Landover) Capital Centre United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $12.50. Opener: Quiet Riot
November 4, 1983 Worcester Centrum (In Worcester) United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $10.50-$11.50. Opener: Quiet Riot. Recorded by Westwood One for FM program CAPTURED LIVE. Sold Out
November 5, 1983 Philadelphia The Spectrum United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $8.50-$10.50. Opener: Quiet Riot. Your Webmaster’s first Black Sabbath show! Sold Out
November 6, 1983 Portland Cumberland County Civic Center United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $11.50. Opener: Quiet Riot Sold Out
November 8, 1983 New Haven New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $9.50-$11.50. Opener: Quiet Riot, Fastway Sold Out
November 9, 1983 Rochester Community War Memorial Auditorium United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $10.50-$11.50. Opener: Quiet Riot. Rescheduled date – moved up from 11/10.
November 10, 1983 Pittsburgh Stanley Theater United States
Opener: Quiet Riot Cancelled
November 11, 1983 Detroit Cobo Arena United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $11.50. Opener: Quiet Riot Sold Out
November 12, 1983 Cleveland Cleveland Public Hall United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $10.00. Opener: Quiet Riot Sold Out
November 13, 1983 Cincinnati Riverfront Coliseum? United States
Opener: Quiet Riot Cancelled
November 14, 1983 Saginaw Wendler Arena – Saginaw Civic Center United States
Time: 8:00pm. Opener: Quiet Riot Sold Out
November 15, 1983 Rockford Metro Center United States
Admission: $10.50. Opener: Quiet Riot Sold Out
November 16, 1983 Green Bay Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena United States
Opener: Quiet Riot
November 18, 1983 Chicago U.I.C. Pavilion United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $11.50-$12.50. Opener: Quiet Riot Sold Out
November 19, 1983 Madison Dane County Memorial Arena United States
Opener: Quiet Riot
November 20, 1983 Minneapolis Met Center (Metropolitan Sports Center) United States
Admission: $10.00-$11.00. Opener: Quiet Riot
November 22, 1983 Salt Lake City The Salt Palace United States
Opener: Quiet Riot. Cancelled due to blizzard which prevented the equipment trucks from getting to the venue. Cancelled
November 23, 1983 Reno Convention Center? United States
Opener: Quiet Riot Cancelled
November 25, 1983 Las Vegas Aladdin Theater For The Performing Arts United States
Admission: $15.00. Opener: Quiet Riot. Nearly sold out. Bev Bevan’s birthday!
November 26, 1983 Phoenix Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $11.50-$12.50. Opener: Quiet Riot
November 27, 1983 Tucson Tucson Convention Center Arena United States
Admission: $11.50. Opener: Quiet Riot
November 29, 1983 Albuquerque Tingley Coliseum United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $11.50. Opener: Quiet Riot. Revised last show of the 1983 North American tour & U.S. leg for BORN AGAIN.
November 30, 1983 El Paso El Paso County Coliseum United States
Opener: Quiet Riot. Rescheduled for 1/28/1984 (and cancelled again). Cancelled
January 16, 1984 Calgary Canada
Original planned start for 1984 North American tour and 2nd Canadian leg for BORN AGAIN tour. Cancelled due to Geezer Butler’s bronchitis. Cancelled
January 17, 1984 Edmonton Northlands Coliseum Canada
Cancelled
January 19, 1984 Vancouver Canada
Cancelled
January 20, 1984 Seattle Seattle Center Coliseum United States
Cancelled
January 21, 1984 Spokane Spokane Coliseum United States
Cancelled
January 23, 1984 Portland Memorial Coliseum Complex United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $12.00-$13.00. Cancelled
January 25, 1984 Daly City (San Francisco) Cow Palace United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $12.50. Openers: Heaven, Ratt. Revised start for 1984 North America / U.S. leg for BORN AGAIN World Tour.
January 26, 1984 Long Beach Long Beach Arena United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $10.00-$12.50. Opener: Heaven
January 28, 1984 El Paso El Paso County Coliseum United States
Opener: Heaven (?). Originally rescheduled from 11/30/83, but was probably cancelled. (Unable to find any official confirmation of this gig.) Cancelled
January 29, 1984 Salt Lake City The Salt Palace United States
Opener: Heaven. Rescheduled from 11/22/83, but apparently cancelled again. Cancelled
January 30, 1984 Denver McNichols Sports Arena United States
Opener: Heaven. Mentioned in Ian Gillan’s bio, but can’t find any confirmation of this 1st night in Denver. Cancelled
January 31, 1984 Denver McNichols Sports Arena United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $12.65. Opener: Heaven
February 1, 1984 Amarillo Amarillo Civic Center United States
Unconfirmed. Probably cancelled.
February 2, 1984 Lubbock United States
Cancelled
February 3, 1984 Corpus Christi Memorial Coliseum United States
Admission: $11.00.
February 4, 1984 San Antonio Convention Center Arena United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $10.50-$11.50. Opener: Girlschool
February 7, 1984 Houston, TX Sam Houston Coliseum United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $11.50. Opener: Night Ranger
February 8, 1984 Dallas Reunion Arena United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $11.50. Opener: Night Ranger
February 10, 1984 Beaumont Beaumont Civic Center United States
Admission: $11.00. Opener: Night Ranger
February 11, 1984 Little Rock Barton Coliseum United States
Opener: Night Ranger
February 12, 1984 New Orleans Lakefront Arena? United States
Cancelled
February 13, 1984 Birmingham Boutwell Memorial Auditorium? United States
Cancelled
February 14, 1984 Jacksonville Jacksonville Memorial Coliseum United States
Cancelled
February 16, 1984 Lakeland Lakeland Civic Center United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $11.75-$12.50. Opener: Night Ranger
February 17, 1984 Sunrise Sunrise Musical Theater United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $11.50-$11.75. Opener: Night Ranger
February 18, 1984 Savannah Savannah Civic Center United States
Admission: $12.50. Opener: Night Ranger. Cancelled due to religious protests. Cancelled
February 20, 1984 Atlanta The Fox Theater United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $11.50-$11.75. Opener: Night Ranger
February 22, 1984 St. Louis Kiel Auditorium United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $10.50-$11.50. Opener: Night Ranger
February 24, 1984 Toledo Sports Arena United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $10.50. Opener: Night Ranger
February 25, 1984 Dayton Hara Arena United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $10.50. Opener: Night Ranger
February 26, 1984 Kalamazoo Wings Stadium United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $11.75. Opener: Night Ranger
February 28, 1984 Salisbury Wicomico Youth & Civic Center United States
Time: 7:30pm. Opener: Helix, Night Ranger [cancelled]. Show cancelled due to poor ticket sales, although religious protests may have also been a factor. Cancelled
February 29, 1984 Utica Stanley Performing Arts Center United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $11.50. Opener: Helix
March 1, 1984 Albany Palace Theater United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $11.50-$12.00. Opener: Helix. Moved from Glens Falls Civic Center due to poor ticket sales.
March 3, 1984 Pittsburgh Stanley Theatre United States
Time: 8:00pm. Opener: Helix Cancelled
March 4, 1984 Springfield, MA Springfield Civic Center United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $10.50-$11.50. Opener: Helix. Final date for 1983-84 BORN AGAIN World Tour. Final show with Ian Gillan on vocals.

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