Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi play together at the closing performance of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. The event also takes place in their hometown of Birmingham, United Kingdom.
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After the last ‘The End Tour’ of the Black Sabbath band, the famous duo never played together live. This tour ended on February 4th 2017, with the last two gigs taking place in the band’s hometown of Birmingham, United Kingdom. The final concert was also streamed live on the band’s Facebook page. Now, 5 years later Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi play together in Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games with Adam Wakeman on bass and Tommy Clufetos on drums.
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What is the Commonwealth Games?
Birmingham announced as a host on the 21st of December 2017 which was the third time that England hosted the event. Commonwealth Games after London 1934 and Manchester 2002. It was also in the seventh game in the United Kingdom following London and Manchester, Cardiff 1958, Edinburgh 1970 and 1986, and Glasgow 2014. Commonwealth Games were the largest ever staged, featuring 72 countries taking part with ticket revenues of 1.2 million. It was the first major multi-sports international event to be an integrated one in that both the para and non-para sports are both played simultaneously. It was the first event to host more gold medals for women than male gold medals.
2022 Commonwealth Games, officially known as the 2022 Commonwealth Games, officially called the XXII Commonwealth Games and commonly called Birmingham 2022 was an international multi-sports event that was open to all participants of the Commonwealth of Nations and took place in Birmingham, England from 28 July to 8 August 2022.
Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi playing a few Black Sabbath classics, including an elongated version of “Iron Man” the duo also performed an extended version of “Paranoid”.
The show ended with a spectacular fireworks display that was ablaze in the sky over Alexander Stadium. Some of the notable performers during the event were Duran Duran and Dexy’s Midnight Runners, UB40, and many more.
Ozzy Osbourne‘s latest album ‘Patient Number 9’ includes a guest appearance by the former Solo as well as Black Sabbath band members Zakk Wylde and Tony Iommi. The drummer of Red Hot Chilli is Chad Smith, who played on Ozzy’s album in 2020 Ordinary Man, Metallica’s Rob Trujillo and Guns N The roses’ Bassist Duff McKagan, Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready and Foo Fighters their former guitarist Taylor Hawkins is also reported as having taken part on the album.
Watch the footage below!