Legendary heavy metal band BLACK SABBATH kicked off the latest North American leg of its "13" tour this past Monday night (March 31) at the nearly sold out Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
The band's setlist was as follows:
01. War Pigs
02. Into The Void
03. Under The Sun/Every Day Comes And Goes
05. Age Of Reason
06. Black Sabbath
07. Behind The Wall Of Sleep
09. End Of The Beginning
10. Fairies Wear Boots
11. Rat Salad (with "Supernaut" instrumental and Drum Solo)
12. Iron Man
13. God Is Dead?
14. Dirty Women
15. Children Of The Grave
Check out fan-filmed video footage below.
BLACK SABBATH's current North American tour consists of a series of 10 shows encompassing mostly Canadian stops until winding down on April 26 in Los Angeles. According to a press release, these gigs are among the final shows that SABBATH does in support of its current studio album, "13", which became the band's first No. 1 album ever in the U.S. when it was released in June 2013.
The group has been on the road since April 2013 in support of the record, which reunited singer Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler for their first full-length studio project since 1978's "Never Say Die!"
A contract dispute led drummer Bill Ward to sit out the reunion, which was also marred by Iommi's cancer diagnosis in early 2012.
SABBATH released a live album and DVD/Blu-ray captured on last year's world tour, called "Black Sabbath: Live… Gathered In Their Masses", on November 26, 2013.
"13" has sold more than 360,000 copies in the United States since its June 2013 release.
Iommi revealed in January of 2012 that he had been diagnosed with lymphoma, which is described by the Mayo Clinic as "a cancer of the lymphatic system, the body's disease-fighting network."
He described his "infusion" treatments to the Birmingham Mail earlier this year, explaining, "I have to have an antibody administered by drip every six weeks or so to keep the lymphoma in check. It sort of coats the cancer cells, stops it from going anywhere else. I have to come back home no matter where I might be in the world."
He added, "The tour dates are arranged so that I can always get back for treatment. It's the only way I can manage my illness and keep on the road. I'd love to play more shows . . . but my health has to be sorted out first."
The legendary guitarist said that his treatment is a relatively new process and doctors are not sure what all the side effects might be. He also said that it "takes around 10 days to fully recover from each round of treatment, but if that's what it takes, I have to accept it."