Tony Iommi to perform at the 2022 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony

Tony Iommi performing live
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Tony Iommi has joined the list of artists who will perform at the opening ceremony of the 2022 Commonwealth Games, which takes place in the Black Sabbath electric guitar titan's home city of Birmingham, England.

Set to take place on Thursday July 28 at the Alexander Stadium, the ceremony will see Iommi share the stage with acclaimed saxophonist Soweto Kinch to lead a “dream sequence” titled Hear My Voice, which is based on the title track of the 2020 film, Trial of the Chicago Seven.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.