Throwback Concert: Black Sabbath at New Haven Coliseum 1983

Throwback Concert: Black Sabbath at New Haven Coliseum 1983

99.1 PLR celebrates 50 years! This week we are celebrating another great year in our history: 1983!

That year PLR welcomed Black Sabbath to New Haven Coliseum. Black Sabbath, featuring new lead vocalist Ian Gillam, hit the road in 1983 to support their eleventh studio album “Born Again.” Despite the departure of vocalist Ronnie James Dio and drummer Vinny Appice in 1982, the album was a commercial success in the United Kingdom and America. It was Black Sabbath’s highest charting album in the U.K. in 10 years and it became an American Top 40 hit.

Bill Ward, who appeared on the “Born Again” album, didn’t appear on the tour due to person problems. His replacement was former Electric Light Orchestra drummer Bev Bevan.

Joining Black Sabbath at the Coliseum was special guest Quiet Riot.


Black Sabbath

Tour: Born Again

Special Guest: Quiet Riot

Tuesday November 8, 1983

New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Ticket Price: $13.50

Band Lineup: Tony Iommi (guitar), Geezer Butler (bass), Iam Gillan (vocals), Bev Bevan (drums), Geoff Nicholls (keyboards)


  1. Children of the Grave
  2. Hot Line
  3. War Pigs
  4. Supernaut
  5. Disturbing the Priest
  6. Drum Solo
  7. Rock ‘n’ Roll Doctor
  8. The Dark
  9. Zero the Hero
  10. Black Sabbath
  11. Iron Man
  12. Heaven and Hell
  13. Guitar Solo
  14. Digital Bitch
  15. Smoke On The Water (Deep Purple cover) – Encore
  16. Paranoid – Encore



Check out these live clips of Black Sabbath in 1983