In the Mailing List issue I sent out today, I had a remark about the David Letterman appearance. The newsletter email that got sent out from Sony Records today with the tour dates mentions this, but they list the appearance as Thursday the 28th. I didn’t bother to pay that much attention to the date, I just saw "28th". Well, as someone pointed out to me, that’s impossible, as Thursday is the 29th! They also spelled Philadelphia wrong on the list of tour dates, but hey, who’s counting? :)

Well, I decided to check into it and see what the deal is. I went to the David Letterman Site over at cbs.com, and looked at the future guests. The David Letterman show says that Black Sabbath will appear on FRIDAY OCTOBER 30TH. This makes a bit more sense to me, as they’re doing a record signing on the 28th – I find it highly unlikely they’d do Letterman the same day, or even the next day, they’d probably need some time to recover. :) I’m inclined to believe the CBS site’s listing of the 30th to be correct, especially since they list Phil Collins as being on the show on the 28th, and Garbage on the 29th. However, if you really want to be safe, check out the show on all three nights. :)

One short comment about the "first TV appearance in 22 years" remark. That’s not entirely true. Sabbath (Gillan/Iommi/Butler/Bevan) was on an overnight talk show (I forget the name offhand) I believe also on CBS in 1983 (as well as MTV) to promote the release of Born Again. Tony & Cozy were on MTV for Headless Cross, and Sabbath was on MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball with Dio/Appice/Iommi/Butler for Dehumanizer. I have all this stuff on tape somewhere – seems like they might want to ignore all the rest of the non Ozzy material. :) Or should I say :( Still, it’s nice to see Sabbath get some mainstream attention on a show like Letterman.

Here’s what the David Letterman site has online about the Sabbath appearance (I have no clue what they’re playing, or how many songs):

Black Sabbath Makes Their First National TV Appearance in 22 Years on Late Show

A special Halloween treat is in store this Friday, October 30 when influential heavy metal legends Black Sabbath reunite for their first national television appearance in 22 years on the Late Show With David Letterman.

The original band lineup of vocalist Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler and drummer Bill Ward will perform in their first television appearance together since 1976’s "Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert." The band released their first album in 20 years, the Epic Records double CD "Reunion," on Oct. 20, featuring a live 1997 performance in England plus two new studio tracks.