Tony Iommi Plans To Go Back To Sabbath Roots With Sax Collab
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Tony Iommi of the famous heavy metal band Black Sabbath is going back to Birmingham, where the 2022 Commonwealth Games will take place.
As part of the event’s preparations, the organizers have already announced the lineup of artists who will perform during the opening and closing ceremony of the said event, one of which is the British guitarist.
Birmingham is where the band first played in 1968 that is why for Iommi, it was a pleasure going back and performing to the place where they came from. The rocker will be joined by a jazz saxophonist, the fellow British musician Soweto Kinch. The two will team up to lead a “dream sequence” musical piece to open the ceremony.
Duran Duran, their fellow pop-rocker will also headline the opening ceremony. Interestingly, before the band’s success, the full circle had a saxophonist and a slide player. The band “carried on with it” for a while said Iommi.
By the time that the band decided that they didn’t need a sax player and a slide player, they sort of removing them by saying that “we’re gonna break up, we’re not gonna carry on.” The band broke up for a week and then got back together just the four of them.