- Ronnie James Dio - Vocals
- Tony Iommi - Guitar
- Geezer Butler - Bass
- Vinny Appice - Drums
- Scott Warren - Keyboards
- After All (The Dead)
- Mob Rules
- Children of the Sea
- Lady Evil
- Sign of the Southern Cross
- The Devil Cried
- Drum Solo
- Computer God
- Falling Off the Edge of the World
- Shadow of the Wind
- Guitar solo/Die Young
- Heaven and Hell
- Neon Knights
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from greg & carrie <firstname.lastname@example.org>
date Mar 17, 2007 4:46 AM
subject Concert review - Regina, SK: March 16th
Much to my dismay, (and numerous fans to
say the least) I arrived at the Brandt Centre in Regina to posters
spread throughout the building reading:
"DOWN will not be performing this
evening due to illness"
What a bummer. It appears as though Phil
Anselmo had some sort of voice ailment which prevented DOWN from
performing. A 7:00pm slated start to the concert was delayed, and
Megadeth eventually took the stage at approximately 7:35pm.
The void of DOWN on the playbill allowed
Megadeth to insert more songs into their set: "My Darkest Hour",
"Hangar 18", and "Mechanix" were all added to the mix of a non-stop,
driving, solid set by Dave Mustaine and his entourage. Mustaine was
in fine form, and the reports of poor sound quality coming out of
the Vancouver concert were non-existent here. The sound was great,
and Mustaine had the majority of the stadium on its feet throughout
The band seemed genuinely impressed by
the crowd's enthusiasm, and they ripped through a powerful
performance of Holy Wars for their encore.
The crowd was pretty pumped up again by
the time "Heaven and Hell" took to the stage, however, the set did
have its lulls.
A majority of the fans were really into
the performance throughout the playing of "After All", "The Mob
Rules" and "Children of the Sea", however, by the time "Lady Evil"
was playing many fans sat in their seats and seemed to mellow out
(maybe because the beer vendors closed shop???).
Ronnie James Dio never missed a beat and
was impressive with both his range and power. Geezer and Vinny were
tight, and Tony was Tony - the master. The standout performances in
my opinion were "After All", "Sign of the Southern Cross", "The
Devil Cried" and "Heaven and Hell" - where Ronnie seemed like a man
possessed in his singing of the Sabbath staple.
I was quite disappointed by the overall
fan reaction (or lack of it) to the Heaven and Hell set; but I have
a theory to this:
A sizable portion of the audience seemed
very young - between the 12-18 age range. I'm not quite sure whether
a lot of the fans here are/were versed in "Sabbath lore". It seemed
that 3 out of every 4 people were wearing a Megadeth shirt.
Essentially, I just think that many of the fans who came to Regina
for the show were coming to see Megadeth - and they were not
This is not to say that Heaven and Hell
did not perform well - I thought they were great. But in terms of
generating an overall energy and enthusiasm to the evening, Megadeth
rose to the occasion on this night.
A few quick bites here:
- Several jackassses were belting out
the lyrics to Metallica's "The Four Horsemen" during Megadeth's
playing of "Mechanix"......pissed me off.
- A couple songs into the Heaven and
Hell set, Dio told the audience that "Dave Mustaine told me
backstage that you are the best audience he's played for in a long
time"......... (I'm guessing Ronnie couldn't say the same after all
was said and done - the crowd was ho-hum for most of the second half
of the H&H set).
- A fat, bald-headed moron snuck behind
security and got onto the stage from the rear during the playing of
"Sign of the Southern Cross". He scampered across the front of the
stage, and Ronnie James confronted him and brushed the guy to the
side. A security guard roughly grabbed the idiot and exited him to
the side of the stage. Ronnie looked pissed off (I would be too),
but he went on performing the song as if nothing happened - a true
- Too many young punks were at this
concert: More interested in getting attention by being totally
blitzed, or "body surfing" instead of appreciating the music. (Am I
- A few beer cups, clothing items, and
water bottles were tossed on stage during the H&H set - but it
didn't phase the guys - again showing their professionalism.
I was most disappointed by two things:
a) DOWN pulling the plug just an hour
before the concert's start.
b) the lack of enthusiasm/appreciation
during the H&H set
Personally I thought it was a good show.
I'm quite miffed however that I didn't get to see DOWN. I've seen
Megadeth before as well as other versions of "Sabbath", however,
I've been a big fan of DOWN since their inception and was really
looking forward to them kicking my ass to start the concert with
LYSERGIK FUNERAL PROCESSION.
Oh well, I can't complain about spending
an evening listening to some living legends. There won't be many
more opportunities to see the likes of Tony, Geezer, Ronnie and Dave
Mustaine all in one venue any more! So I'm glad I caught them when I
Here's to a speedy recovery for