Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi says that he agrees with Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne that the band should play the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England — the city where the group formed in 1968. Iommi told the Birmingham Mail, “I think that it would be a great thing to do to help represent Birmingham. I'm up for it. Let's see what happens.”
Ozzy recently told ITV News that he would definitely consider playing the opening ceremony of the Games after his farewell world tour ends. He said: “Yeah, that would be fantastic. With Black Sabbath or on my own.”
Sabbath completed its last major tour in February 2017 with two shows in Birmingham, closing out the quartet's groundbreaking 49-year career.
The trek was the band's last because Iommi, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2012 and is currently in remission, can no longer travel for extended amounts of time. But he has said he would not rule out special events or one-off shows.