- Ronnie James Dio - Vocals
- Tony Iommi - Guitar
- Geezer Butler - Bass
- Vinny Appice - Drums
- Scott Warren - Keyboards
- Mob Rules
- Children of the Sea
- Sign of the Southern Cross
- Falling Off the Edge of the World
- Voodoo (extended)
- Drum solo
- Computer God
- Shadow of the Wind
- Guitar solo
- Die Young
- Heaven and Hell (extended)
- Neon Knights
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from Sami Silander <Sami.Silander@welho.com>
date Jun 10, 2007 4:15 PM
subject Heaven and Hell in Helsinki-review
Having been a fan of Sabbath since the early 80's and your great site,
well, several years came the news of Dio-era Sabbath reunion and the
tour. That was something I had to see so I bought a ticket in the
beginning of this year. Just came home from the gig. How was it like? It
was something that I expected: A nice nostalgy trip mainly into the
first two Dio-era albums. I'm not gonna list the songs 'cause I'd
probably put them in wrong order.
Anyway, the opener, Machine Men was okay. Never heard them before. Then
a short break and come the Sabbath, E5l50 came! Mob Rules started the
show. I was a bit stunned about the amount of the songs of Mob
Rules-album. We heard The Sign of the Southern Cross and Falling Off the
Edge of the World and Voodoo. The first part of the show consisted of
the MR-album. Vinnie Appice played a drum solo that led us to Computer
God. When the floating keyboards came into play in the middle of the
song, I remember watching this beautiful blonde, sitting on a
transportation box at the backstage. Probably Iommi's wife. Well, he's
got a very good taste on women! My favorite album Heaven and Hell was
introduced to the crowd in the last part of the show. We heard NK, COTS,
HH and DY. I was in the seventh "heaven" when these songs were played.
This particular album means so much to me. I've been a fan ever since.
Surprisingly, we heard only Shadow of the Wind of the new songs. Where
was The Devil Cried?
encore was heard that being Neon Knights. I would have liked to hear
Lonely is the Word which is my favorite Dio-era song. So, did Sabbath
triumph? Not quite but I'm happy with the result. Many golden-era songs
were heard and the memory will remain.
Hi Mr. Siegler,
I would like to contribute a review to your site for the 10.6.2007 show
at Helsinki Jäähalli, Finland. (I kindly ask that you not display my
email address with the review.)
We were there about ten minutes before the show started, and heard some
people talking that the Tampere Sauna festivaali show the day before had
been very good, so our expectations were high.
The show lasted about 90 minutes. The band did a great job on all the
songs. Dio's voice was in fine form, as was Vinnie's playing. Geezer
also gave a solid performance. Tony's playing was great, but a bit
sloppy on a couple of parts, like the introduction to Voodoo and Die
Young. My wife said he seemed arrogant but she doesn't know his
extensive contributions to heavy metal. Tony did extended solo jams on
the introduction to Die Young and during Heaven and Hell with Vinnie and
The stage setup was standard concert fare. There were graphics shown on
the screens during the songs, pictures of sky and sea, skeletons, fire.
I read from another review that there was no cross, but at this show
there was a giant cross projected during Heaven and Hell, which was
It's obvious that Dio loves to sing and loves the music, in addition to
being a talented singer he is also a very good frontman. There were a
few times where the performance hit a peak, during Sign of the Southern
Cross, and Computer God, and of course Heaven and Hell. But again, every
song was performed splendidly.
My complaints are that they omitted very important songs from their
setlist. They did NOT play: After All (The Dead)!! Lady Evil ! Ear in
the Wall !!! The Devil Cried !!!
How could they not play the Devil Cried, the best hit on their new
I saw Sabbath with Ozzy a few years ago, and compared to last night, the
shows are like night and day. After finally seeing them with Dio, it is
hard for me to imagine how Tony can share the stage with a clown like
Ozzy. This show was about a musical performance first and foremost. The
earlier show with Ozzy now seems like more of a curiosity. I hope Iommi,
Dio, and co. can get it together and produce another Sabbath album and
The large venue was about 80% full. The crowd was about 75-80% men
between 25-50 years. There were a number of foreigners in the crowd who
didn't understand that during the Finnish rhythmic unisonic clapping for
an encore, the same steady rhythm should be maintained and not sped up.
People were yelling out "Black Sabbath" so the crowd knew the real name
of this band.