80s Black Sabbath Mob Rules Tour 1981 Concert t-shirt Small
Chest 17 in.
Length 28 in.
Content: 50/50 Cotton/Polyester
Tag Brand: The Knits
This awesome double-sided concert tee is for the English hard rock band Black Sabbath and the shirt is a keepsake from their 1981 Mob Rules Tour. The tour kicked off in Quebec City during November of that year to promote the band's recent album of the same name. This was the second album to feature the band's new lead singer Ronnie James Dio, who had stepped in after Ozzy Osbourne was dismissed due to his substance abuse. Dio wouldn't appear on another Sabbath album until 1992, as he decided to pursue his own band after the conclusion of the tour.
The Mob Rules Tour also resulted in the live album titled Live Evil, as Sabbath was unsatisfied with their most recent live release, Live at Last. The development of Live Evil had a large influence over Dio's eventual decision to leave the band. During the mixing process, the singer was accused by guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler, of sneaking into the studio and upping the volume on his vocal tracks. Dio was displeased with the rest of the band's direction and felt like his opinions were overlooked. When he left, he took the group's new drummer Vinny Appice along with him as he felt Appice was also being shunted by Iommi and Butler.
Despite the infighting going on, Mob Rules still managed to be a hit among fans and the title track was even considered enough of a jam to be used in the 1981 cult classic animated film Heavy Metal.
The tag says medium but this shirt fits like a modern unisex adult small.