- Ozzy Osbourne - Vocals
- Tony Iommi - Guitar
- Geezer Butler - Bass
- Bill Ward - Drums
- Adam Wakeman - Keyboards
None available - if you have any, let me know.
TOUR REVIEWS & REMARKS
From: Tom Havelos
Subject: Aug 31st show
Date sent: Wed, 01 Sep 2004 15:07:54 -0400
It was an excellent show.
Enjoyed it immensely. I have been a Sabbath fan since I was 7...so that's
30 yrs total, but had not been able to make it to a show until last night.
I am also a big Priest fan. I enjoyed watching the original line-up in the
80's and was very impressed with their impecable musicianship. Halford can
still sing the lights out. So it was a great joy to see to original
line-ups of two legend bands. Black Sabbath closed the Festival strong and
showed no signs of weakening. Hats off to Bill Ward. One of the premeir
drummers in rock and roll.
From: "Brandon Mullis"
Subject: Sabbath - Ozzfest 8/31/04 review, ticket stub, and pics
Date sent: Thu, 2 Sep 2004 23:26:28 -0400
Hey man. I love your site, and I've been
going to it for a good while now. I just wanted to drop you an e-mail and
let you know about Ozzfest's Raleigh, NC date (August 31, 2004). I was
there, and I have a ticket scan for you as well as a few pics (albeit
We got there while Slipknot was playing. My girlfriend and I walked over
just to say we'd seen them, but we're not really into them, so we walked
around, checked out the vendors, and waited for Black Label to start. We
had fifth row seats, and MAN did we get blown away. I had first seen BLS
on Ozzfest 2002, but now that I'm a fan, I couldn't have been more into
their set. They were AWESOME, and I'd highly recommend any metal fan check
them out if you get a chance.
Superjoint Ritual played next, but I wouldn't know how their set was. The
moment I saw Phil Anselmo walk onstage, we left to go pass the time
elsewhere. And it was raining at this point, so that really shows you how
much I care about SJR. As we were leaving, we heard him yell something
about "Getting the fuck up, or getting the fuck out of the way." We gladly
did the latter.
We kept roaming while Dimmu Borgir played. They sounded half cool, but not
cool enough for us to want to walk back over to check them out. Too
gimmicky for my tastes. Hint to all bands: if your music is good, you
won't need to rely on masks and makeup and other goofy shit to establish
Ahhh, Slayer. I'd never seen this band live before. Man did they rock. I'm
certainly going to buy some Slayer albums now. I wish Metallica would take
a look at bands like this and Anthrax, and realize that yes, something
really did go horribly wrong in their own career. If these other bands can
still do it, and do it so damned well, that's all the proof you need to
see that Hetfield and Co. are just past their prime, no two ways about it.
Judas Priest was... wow. You know, I've loved metal for 12 years, but I've
never owned a Priest album. I've always been a Maiden man, and just never
knew much about Priest. That's going to change, by God. Priest remasters,
here I come. Rob Halfored owned the arena. He'd come onstage via these
moving set pieces that would "levitate" him up through the floor. You
never knew where he was gonna pop out from. He used a motorcycle, he used
these levitation tricks, and he used more studded leather than I've ever
seen anyone wear in Summer weather in the South. The crowd chanted
"Priest! Priest!" many, many times, and you could tell he was beyond
moved. He looked like he was gonna break out in tears a few times. (He may
actually have; he was sweating too much to tell.) A-freakin'-mazing.
Then, Sabba Dabba Doo. They pulled a huge curtain up over the stage
covered in the trademark winged demon. Soon, the boys appeared in
sillouhette, the curtain was pulled away, and they rocked our nuts off.
The setlist looked like this:
Fairies Wear Boots
Into the Void
Children of the Grave
Good night! No, wait! Encore! They came back on and teased "Sabbath Bloody
Sabbath," but went into "Paranoid" instead. It looks like other shows got
to hear "Snowblind" as well, but Raleigh did not. Not like I care; I got
to see Sabbath when I thought I had missed my last chance back in 2001.
They could have played "Mary Had a Little Lamb" and I'd have thrown up the
devil horns. Ozzy didn't show any signs of slowing down, other than a
couple of times when his rhythm would be off in "Black Sabbath" or "War
Pigs." But that's just Ozzy; he always fucks up a rhythm or two in those
tunes. Bill Ward beat the skins like he was 25 years old, and Geezer
Butler... holy hell, that man can play a bass. His finger speeds reminded
me of Steve Harris! And Iommi... I mean, he's the master. I just stood
there and watched him work. It's like watching Leonardo Da Vinci paint
"The Last Supper." I doubt I'll ever see another show like this one again.
Ozzy threw enough water to double the audience's weight, and at the end
the confetti piled up like the Canadian Yukon. They almost had to snowblow
us out of the ampitheater. My girlfriend was speechless; she's into music
like John Mayer and Radiohead. This shit had her headbanging like her name
was Beavis. She's a full-fledged convert.
Take care, and keep up the amazing work on that site. You rule!