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Black Sabbath



December 5, 1975
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Indiana Convention Center


Indianapolis, United States

Promoter: Windy City Productions (Bruce Kapp, Chicago)

Ticket courtesy of Julie Skibinski

Ticket courtesy of Michael Foltz

Poster courtesy of Doug Dashiell

This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. Bob Young

    This was my very first concert. I believe John cougar was the opener.

    1. Steve Sybesma

      Kansas was the special guest. Seems a little early for Johnny Cougar. Are you certain? Would need some solid proof of that.

  2. Tom Doherty

    This was my first concert as well. Quite the eyeopener as a naive 16 year old. I remember coming into the Convention Center as you went through “security” noticing large garbage cans that we being used to through the booze concert goers were trying to sneak in…the sound of continuous bottles clinking in my ears as I walked to our seats seemed to go on and on…lol.

    Kansas put on a great show and made a big impression as my friend and I became big fans. The other strong memory was just before Black Sabbath went on 4 very cute girls all dressed in black satin outfits came in and sat right in front of my friend and I, the lights dimmed and the smell of weed just took over…great first concert experience…thank you Steve!

    1. Steve Sybesma

      You’re Welcome Tom. There were many more.

  3. Rick

    Don’t remember a third act on this bill. But I do remember taking a friend to his first concert and it still comes up every once in a while. I did
    learn from this site that it was Black Sabbath’s first Indy appearance. That’s cool to know almost 50 years later. I had no idea. Kansas opened this show on the Masque tour and they were fabulous. I’ve seen Kansas a lot over the years every incarnation and I have heard the band themselves call the Masque album a fan favorite. They still play tracks from it 50 years later. They opened with Song for America and after seeing it played live I know why I liked the album so well when I heard it. Great set for that tour and great opener for Sabbath. Sabbath opened with the new Hole in the sky and it was awesome. How many bands are strong enough to open with a brand new song. Sabbath had no problem holding the audience’s attention with 3 songs off Sabotage plus Snowblind, War Pigs, Iron Man and closing with Children of the grave & Paranoid. Great show.

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