Vintage OZZY And SABBATH Classics Unleashed In Vancouver

OZZY OSBOURNE's first show with his rejuvenated band — Zakk Wylde (guitar), Jason Newsted (bass), and Michael Bordin (drums) — was a rousing success. The Madman's second Canadian tour in as many years kicked off in Vancouver Sunday night (June 1) and a handful of seldom-played Ozzy classics were unleashed. Newsted was once again the "new kid" and Ozzy added some surprises to the set list to freshen things up even more. Resurrected from his storied past was the not-played-since '89 nugget "Fire In the Sky" and a brand-new BLACK SABBATH medley featuring "The Wizard" (with Ozzy on harmonica!), "After Forever", and "Fairies Wear Boots". The first two songs of the medley have never been played by an Ozzy solo band. The SAB classic "N.I.B." was also featured as an encore, also rarity for Ozzy's solo act.

OZZY's set list for Vancouver, June 1, 2003:

01. War Pigs
02. Mr. Crowley
03. Believer
04. Flying High Again
05. I Don't Know
06. Gets Me Through
07. Goodbye To Romance
07. BLACK SABBATH Medley
- The Wizard
- After Forever
- Into the Void
- Fairies Wear Boots
08. Fire In the Sky
09. Suicide Solution (guitar solo)
10. No More Tears
11. Road To Nowhere
12. Crazy Train
Encore:
13. Mama, I'm Coming Home
14. N.I.B.

In other news, Ozzy's first shows in Scandinavia in a long time have been met with open arms as he has sold out dates in Helsinki, Stockholm, and Oslo. To boot, tickets for all three shows went in less than two hours.

OZZY's European tour dates with H.I.M. and GODSMACK (subject to change):

Sep. 05 – London, UK @ Wembley Arena
Sep. 07 - Birmingham, UK @ NEC
Sep. 09 – Rotterdam, NETH @ Ahoy
Sep. 10 – Oberhausen, GER @ Arena
Sep. 13 – Helsinki, FIN @ Arena (sold out)
Sep. 15 – Stockholm, SWE @ Globen (sold out)
Sep. 16 - Oslo, NOR @ Spektrum (sold out)
Sep. 19 - Zurich, SWI @ Hallenstadion
Sep. 20 - Salzburg, AUS @ Stadion (outdoor)
Sep. 22 - Stuttgart, GER @ Schleyerhalle
Sep. 24 - Vienna, AUS @ Stadthalle
Sep. 25 - Munich, GER @ Olympichalle

(Thanks: www.ozzy.com)

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