From the Midnight Sun blog:
Contributor Evan Haga reviews Ozzy Osbourne's show Monday night at 1st Mariner Arena.
Wham City be damned: For three terrifically loud hours last night at a half-full 1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore was a metal town again.
Ozzy OsbournePrince of Darkness, reality TV icon, advertising personalityplayed a 100-minute show that stretched back to his Black Sabbath days, covered 80s and 90s solo hits, and tossed in an obligatory new song for good measure.
You guessed it: Osbournes voice aint what it used to be, but a crack band featuring consistently jaw-dropping guitarist Gus G. pulled up the slack and the results were worth the tinnitus.
This was unapologetic metal, and, consequently, lots of fun: pyrotechnics, marathon drum solos on elevated platforms; Iron Man; Crazy Train; Paranoid; a well-used foam gun, and an opening set from another hard-rock icon, Rob Halford.
A full review to come later today.
Rob Halford setlist:
Made in Hell
Locked and Loaded
Made of Metal
Nailed to the Gun
Fire and Ice
Thunder and Lightning
The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown) ( Fleetwood Mac cover)
Diamonds and Rust ( Joan Baez cover)
Jawbreaker ( Judas Priest cover)
Like Theres No Tomorrow
Ozzy Osbourne setlist:
Bark at the Moon
Let Me Hear You Scream
I Dont Know
Fairies Wear Boots (Black Sabbath)
Road to Nowhere
War Pigs (Black Sabbath)
Fire in the Sky
Shot in the Dark
Guitar solo/Full-band jam/Drum solo
Iron Man (Black Sabbath)
I Dont Want to Change the World
Mama, Im Coming Home
Paranoid (Black Sabbath)
Evan Haga is a frequent Midnight Sun contributor, and the managing editor of JazzTimes. He last reviewed The Cult at Rams Head Live.
Early Review: Ozzy Osbourne
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