Black Sabbath Concert Reviews
June 9, 2007
Sauna Open Air Festival
Tampere, Finland


  • Ronnie James Dio - Vocals
  • Tony Iommi - Guitar
  • Geezer Butler - Bass
  • Vinny Appice - Drums
  • Scott Warren - Keyboards


  1. E5150 (intro)
  2. The Mob Rules
  3. Children of the Sea
  4. I
  5. Sign of the Southern Cross
  6. Voodoo
  7. Drum Solo
  8. Computer God
  9. Falling off the Edge of the World
  10. The Shadow of the Wind
  11. Guitar Solo
  12. Die Young
  13. Heaven and Hell
  14. Neon Knights (encore)


None yet.  Have any?  Submit 'em!.


from Ronny Källman <>
date Jun 11, 2007 4:35 AM
subject Sauna Open Air Festival in Tampere, Finland


I had the pleasure to see Heaven And Hell at Sauna Open Air Festival in Tampere, Finland, last Saturday (9th of June). The concert was awesome, in lack of a better word to describe it! I'll try to write something about the concert but I have to admit that I was too amazed and preoccupied by the show to remember the set list. The name Heaven And Hell couldn't have been more appropriate since it was hot as hell, but the music still was as from heaven.

The concert started with the E5150 intro (of course..) and then they opened the set with Mob Rules, which was a good choice since it absolutely knocked my socks of. I couldn't wipe of the smile on my face for the rest of the day! As I mentioned, I don't remember exactly what they played and in which order, but at least these songs where played:

- Mob Rules
- Children Of Sea
- Voodoo
- The Sign Of The Southern Cross
- Computer God
- Die Young
- I
- Falling Of The Edge of The World
- Heaven And Hell
- Shadow Of The Wind (encore)

They had requested 110 minutes but the set lasted only 90 minutes something. I saw Tony telling Vinnie something and maybe they wanted to cut the show short for some reason. They played only one encore, which was a bit of a disappointment since I had expected them to play at least The Devil Cried.

The playing:

Geezer played well as he always does (to my knowledge) and the bass play sounded good. I couldn't see him much from the place I was standing but it is amazing to see his fingers fly over the strings when he play.

Dio sang like an angel ;-) and he is an impressively strong performer, and even more impressive if you take his age into account. The way he spoke to the audience was nice, he really knew how to charm the audience.

Vinnie really hit the drums hard and you could really see that he gave his best. When he started his drum solo I expected it would be a usual standard solo but he surprised me when he stood up and started playing standing up! It completely changed the solo and it was a good one.

Tony played like the god of guitar play he is. His solos where impressive and his play otherwise too. I like guitars and try myself to play too, although poorly, so it was a joy to watch him play and to see with what ease he makes all this fantastic music. He never stops to amaze me with the way he plays.

It was such an privilege to see these men play the music I love and enjoy so much. I was an amazing show and if they ever come back and play again (with whatever lineup), I sure will go and see them again, you just can't get too much of Sabbath. The show was really good and I enjoyed it tremendously.

PS My friend took some picture and video from the show and I can send them to you later on if you want me to.

Kind regards,