Review: Black Sabbath stir up lots of head-banging fun at Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
Oh, Ozzy, you demented, utterly profane rascal.
With Black Sabbath's original guitarist (the forever-underrated shredder Tony Iommi) and original bassist (secret weapon Geezer Butler) making a glorious racket by his side, Ozzy Osbourne threw a head-bangin' party on Monday at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa
It was lyrically, musically dense, Satan spreading his wings and all that foofaraw. And yet, the two-hour show was also fun and, oddly enough, light-hearted, never mind the blood-splattered footage and haunted-house backdrop that seemingly sprang from the mind of Tim Burton.
Ozzy's voice alternated between untouched by time (the life-affirming Iron Man) and a lifeless drone (the head-scratching Into the Void). And yet despite his hit-or-miss vocal delivery, he's such a magnetic personality, he never lost the vociferous crowd of nearly 14,000 fans.
For Sean Daly's full Black Sabbath review, click here.