18th August 1983 - Black Sabbath's Born Again tour opens

Sabs.jpg On 18 August 1983, the Black Sabbath ‘Born Again’ tour opened in Drammen, Norway[1].

The tour featured an over-sized Stonehenge replica

Geezer Butler suggested Stonehenge. "How do you envisage it, Geezer?" asked the engineer. "Life size, of course," replied Geezer. So they built a life-size Stonehenge. We hired the Birmingham NEC to rehearse in and they couldn't get these bloody things in there. We opened in Montreal and Don Arden had hired Maple Leaf ice hockey stadium for a week, so they shipped the set over there and could still only get a few of those damn stones up, one each side of the stage, one behind the drums and two cross-pieces[2].

Pic: By Andrew King (Flickr: Black Sabbath Cardiff 1981) [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Footnotes

[1] Born Again Tour 1983 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

[2] Spinal Tap: The Origins of Stonehenge

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