Black Sabbath Concert Reviews
August 10, 2004
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Kansas City, KS


  • Ozzy Osbourne - Vocals
  • Tony Iommi - Guitar
  • Geezer Butler - Bass
  • Bill Ward - Drums
  • Adam Wakeman - Keyboards


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From: Tom Farnsworth
Subject: Ozzfest 2004 Tour Stuff
Date sent: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 19:14:43 -0500

Concert review for Aug. 10 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Show.

Got there half way into Slayer. Pretty decent. Judas Priest was good. It started pouring rain mid way through so I stood at the snack bar for a while. I have seen Priest before (1981), and I think they still have the energy. Real good. Sabbath were next. They did the same show I've read about from other reviews. No guitar solo. Every song was right on the money, note for note perfect. Ozzy did his thang. Bill did a great job drumming. Geezer was great as usual. For me there was something missing. The band seemed tired. There was little interaction between them, and what there was seemed very canned. The crowd seemed to love it. I loved it. It's just that I've seen Sabbath several times before and they just seem tired...uninspired. Why the same songs? Ozzy? I thought Ozzy sounded like an old man (I know...he is). Here is an idea. Do an album where the whole thing is like Planet Caravan...smooth and jazzy...with heavy, mind blowing sections and movements. Or an all acoustic blues album. Black Sabbath unplugged. Just some thought's following a concert that convinced me it's time for Sabbath to either evolve or retire.