On Thursday evening at Kaisaniemi Park, there was no need to shout “Play Paranoid!”, the famous request heard during concerts.
Black Sabbath ended their set with a tough live version of the song, which features the famous guitar melody, and Ozzy Osbourne’s voice carried strongly to the end of the last set that will ever be heard in Finland.
Ozzy, 67, has been touring the world during the End Tour, offering the spectators still one more chance to zone into the classics that have inspired countless artists and seeded many babies.
In Helsinki, in the concert titled Monsters of Rock, Ozzy performed in top form in front of 20,000 spectators.
“How’re you doing?” shouted Ozzy between songs.
“Fiiiine!” the crowd cheered.
“How are we doing?” Ozzy continued.
More than fine.
The band focused on the most recognizable tracks from their three first albums, recorded in the ’70s: Black Sabbath, Paranoid and Master of Reality.
Tracks like “Fairies Wear Boots,” “Into the Void,” and “Hands of Doom” whipped the audience into a wild frenzy. “Rat Salad” featured an incredible drum solo by a 36-year-old Tommy Clufetos, who replaced the band’s original drummer Bill Ward. The legendary Geezer Butler played a fantastic bass solo during “N.I.B.”
After about one and half hours Black Sabbath wrapped up their set while the audience shouted and waved their hands.
It was the perfect goodbye.
Black Sabbath’s full setlist in Helsinki, July 7 2016.
FAIRIES WEAR BOOTS
INTO THE VOID
WALL OF SLEEP
HAND OF DOOM
RAT SALAD (SOLOS)
CHILDREN OF THE GRAVE