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Rival Sons musician: Black Sabbath’s show "fantastic"

July 12, 17:03 UTC+3 MOSCOW
US rock band Rival Sons supports legendary Black Sabbath on their Farewell world tour
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MOSCOW, July 12. /TASS/. US rock band Rival Sons, which supports legendary British hard rock veterans Black Sabbath in their Farewell world tour, will play their first show ever in Moscow on Tuesday.

For Black Sabbath the show at the Olimpiyskiy Arena will be their last in Russia.

It is a great honor and colossal experience to support stars such as Black Sabbath, Rival Sons’ guitarist Scott Holiday told TASS.

"Their show is fantastic. Everybody plays great, sounds great," Holiday said adding that his attention, as a guitar player, is focused first of all on Tony Iommi, the leader and guitarist of "the Birmingham four."

"I think that probably the most important thing I've learned from them is the passionate way Tony plays night after night. It's very important to me and really touching. To see how he continues to attack and caress his guitar and treats the songs like he is performing them for the first time. It's an inspiration and honor to watch," he said.

As an opening act, Rival Sons will play a relatively short set before the British veterans, Holiday said.

"We'll play a few new ones, I think, from Hollow Bones (Rival Sons’ latest album - TASS) I think it is 40 minutes before Black Sabbath," the guitarist said.

"Most important is that this is a Black Sabbath crowd there's a lot of people who don't know us. So we really have to play the most popular songs," he added.

Sharing his first impressions of Moscow, Scott Holiday said that the band’s first walk on Red Square was "breathtaking".

"It was really just incredible to see all the history. We didn't go inside, we were outside on the square. I'm so happy to finally be in Moscow, Russia, for the first time now," the musician said.

Scott Holiday said he could not believe there are Russian fans of his band.

"I can't thank you enough for that support. They (Russian fans -TASS) even heard of us here. It's so far away from home, it's hard to believe that we're in Russia and that you're supporting us. Thank you. We'll be back."

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