Throwback Concert: Black Sabbath at New Haven Coliseum 1976

Throwback Concert: Black Sabbath at New Haven Coliseum 1976

99.1 PLR celebrates 50 years! This week we are celebrating another great year in our history: 1976!

WPLR’s studio at the time was on Chapel Street, which was a short drive to New Haven Coliseum. WPLR and The Coliseum had a long history of welcoming some of the biggest rock acts to New Haven. In 1976 WPLR welcomed Black Sabbath to the Coliseum for the very first time. Black Sabbath came to the Coliseum to support their seventh studio album, “Technical Ecstasy,” and brought opening act Ted Nugent with them.

Today we look back at that show and tour…


Black Sabbath

Tour: Technical Ecstasy

Also Featuring: Ted Nugent

Saturday December 11, 1976

New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Ticket Prices: $6.00 & $7.00

Band Lineup: Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward and Gerald Woodroffe (keyboards)


  1. Sympton of the Universe
  2. Snowblind
  3. All Moving Parts (Stand Still)
  4. War Pigs
  5. Gypsy
  6. Black Sabbath
  7. Dirty Women
  8. Drum Solo
  9. Guitar Solo
  10. Rock ‘n’ Roll Doctor
  11. Electric Funeral
  12. Iron Man
  13. Children of the Grave
  14. Paranoid



Check out these live performances from Black Sabbath’s 1976 tour