Sunday, July 31, 2022

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi opens 2022 Commonwealth Games

Tony Iommi with singer Indigo Marshall

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi was among the artists that performed at the Opening Ceremony for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, UK on July 28.

Iommi and acclaimed saxophonist Soweto Kinch led a dream sequence entitled Hear My Voice, based on the title track from the 2020 film, “Trial of the Chicago Seven”, as reimagined by Birmingham-born RnB vocalists Indigo Marshall and Gambimi.

“It was great to finally meet the hugely talented Indigo Marshall after our performance at tonight’s opening of the Commonwealth Games,” shared the guitarist on social media alongside a photo of the pair. “Thanks to everyone involved.”

The opening ceremony at the city’s Alexander Stadium featured some of the city’s most celebrated artists and promoted its emerging talent on a global stage in front of a live audience of over 30,000 and a television audience of over a billion.

The largest multi-sport event held in the UK since London 2012 was headlined by hometown heroes Duran Duran.

For full event details, visit the 2022 Commonwealth Games website here.

Black Sabbath formed in Aston, Birmingham in 1968 from the ashes of a pair of local acts: Iommi and drummer Bill Ward from Mythology, and Ozzy Osbourne and bassist Geezer Butler from Rare Breed.

Originally featuring two additional musicians and billed as the Polka Tuck Blues Band, the 6-piece lineup eventually became a four-piece under the name Earth before ultimately becoming Black Sabbath in August of 1969…and releasing their groundbreaking self-titled debut album just six months later in February of 1970.

Iommi is currently featured on Osbourne’s new single, “Degradation Rules.”

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