In pictures: Tony Iommi's Black Sabbath Laney touring rig

Tomorrow (19 May), guitarist Tony Iommi joins bassist Geezer Butler, Ozzy Osbourne and a yet-to-be-announced "substitute drummer" for Black Sabbath's first live performance since 2005 at the O2 Academy Birmingham.

And it's in the band's hometown of Birmingham, England where they're currently warming up. We can't tell you the rehearsal venue, but we can offer you a sneaky preview of Tony Iommi's new tour rig, which consists of six of his new Laney TI100 signature heads and eight of his new TI412 cabinets.

If you're lucky enough to have tickets for tomorrow's show, you'll see these on stage. Next stop will be on the main stage at the Download Festival on Sunday, 10 June.

Joe Bosso

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar WorldGuitar PlayerMusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.