Early Review: Ozzy Osbourne

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 Osbourne—Prince of Darkness, reality TV icon, advertising personality—played 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: Osbourne’s voice ain’t what it used to be, but a crack band featuring consistently


-dropping guitarist Gus G. pulled up the slack and the results were worth the



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


Diamonds and Rust (

Joan Baez


Jawbreaker (

Judas Priest


Like There’s No Tomorrow 

Cyber World

Ozzy Osbourne setlist:

Bark at the Moon 

Let Me Hear You Scream 

Mr. Crowley 

I Don’t Know 

Fairies Wear Boots (Black Sabbath) 

Suicide Solution 

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 Don’t Want to Change the World 

Crazy Train


Mama, I’m 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.