- Ronnie James Dio - Vocals
- Tony Iommi - Guitar
- Geezer Butler - Bass
- Vinny Appice - Drums
- Scott Warren - Keyboards
- E5150 (intro)
- The Mob Rules
- Children of the Sea
- Sign of the Southern Cross
- Drum Solo
- Computer God
- Falling off the Edge of the World
- The Shadow of the Wind
- Guitar Solo
- Die Young
- Heaven and Hell (extended)
- Neon Knights (encore)
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from S. Green <firstname.lastname@example.org>
date Aug 2, 2007 11:02 AM
subject Perth - Australia review
Just got back from the first Black Sabbath Australian gig in 25 years,
in Perth, Western Australia (Challenge Stadium).
WOW! What a great concert. There was a great vibe from this sell out
gig, all ages and walks of life.
I only caught the end of 'Down's set, due to parking hassles, but they
seemed well accepted and appreciated.
Not long until E5150 intro started, then straight into the Mob Rules, I
knew this meant a shorter set with no Lonely is the World, Lady Evil,
Devil Cries etc. I'll have to wait for the DVD to hear these classics.
They had just come back from a break in the tour, but they were so damn
tight, I couldn't fault any of the guys.
My wife and I managed to move position to Tony's side, very close and
the atmosphere around us was great. The sound Tonyght was very loud with
no distortion, Ronnie and Tony did keep signaling to the side for
tweaks, but it sounded pretty damn good where I was.
The stage set was cut down with no screens, back-drops or lasers
throughout the songs, it did have the Heaven and Hell red light and
smoke jets though. It didn't matter as it was all about the music to me
and they rocked tight and hard.
The highlight was personally thanking Ronnie for a great show
afterwards, and for all the years of giving us his music, and getting a
'thank you' back, and a kiss blown at my wife on the way to his dressing
I can now die a happy man !
from Brodie Brimble <email@example.com>
date Aug 3, 2007 1:41 AM
subject Heaven & Hell - Aug 2 2007 - Challenge Stadium, Perth
Hi there Joe, thanks for the great
web-site. I have a brief review to share with everyone of the Perth
concert last night.
First of all, ANYONE could have walked
off the street into that concert - through the door I entered at
least. I walked in & out 3-4 times & was not asked for my
ticket once. The first time I walked in ( & there was not even a
queue) I went to pull out my ticket & the guy just smiled, shook his
head & nodded me through the door. I later observed (due to
eventually being "challenged") the same guy conveniently only
checking people who were empty handed - those carrying drinks just
walked straight on in! I laughed, shook my head at him & told him
what I thought. So much for event security.
Anyway I didn't know much about the
support band "Down" but they rocked pretty hard & seemed to
have some younger hard-core fans up front crammed against the stage.
It seemed though that most were waiting around patiently for the
main act. A mixed 10,000+ crowd with (as I expected) many older
Sabbath fans, we had a 55+ guy sitting just near us dressed in his
Sunday best with his wife leaning asleep on his shoulder (during the
support act) which we had a good laugh at. I saw one rowdy kid with
dreadlocks getting dragged out by security but no other trouble from
where we were standing by the sound-desk area.
The Sabbath act opened with
E5150 (as expected), with the boys ripping straight into
Mob Rules. I was expecting After All (The
Dark) after reading previous reviews - fantastic song but Mob just
sounds better after E5150 (as per the original album). Anyway, there
followed a mixture of old & new including Children Of The
Sea, Voodoo, The Sign Of The Southern Cross, Falling Off The Edge
Of The World, Shadow Of The Wind (much better live than I
expected), Die Young (with opening guitar solo), a
very extended Heaven & Hell (with Ronnie getting
the crowd chanting) & Neon Knights finishing off
the show. That is roughly in the order I remember them & there were
a couple of other songs I was not familiar with. There was a great
Appice drum solo (around halfway through the gig) which started
pretty average but gained momentum & had the crowd roaring with
appreciation at his efforts. Ronnie James Dio was a great front man
as always & connected well with the crowd (I envy the fan up
front/centre who got handed the signed drum skin). The band as a
whole seemed to connect well with each other.
One observation - the stage set seemed
to be a cut-down version without the proper castle back-drop I have
seen in photos - the "fence" was there but the back-drop was just
big curtains painted like a castle with a "window" at each end. The
show & the lighting made up for this though.
This was the first "Sabbath" concert for
myself & the boys. Slightly deaf after the gig & a bit hoarse in the
voice today but definitely worth it!
Thank you Black Sabbath (or Heaven &
Hell - whatever) for a great concert & a great night out.
from The EO <firstname.lastname@example.org>
date Aug 7, 2007 4:19 AM
subject Heaven and Hell Aug 2nd Challenge Stadium, Perth Western
Excellent, excellent show - nearly a
full house. Dio's voice was powerful and booming, more so than I was
expecting after listening to some H&H tour bootlegs beforehand.
That'll teach me. How a man as small has Dio can produce vocals like
that is beyond me, especially at his age now.
The band was jamming away like a well oiled machine and genuinely
appeared to be enjoying themselves, especially Ronnie. Ronnie even
took a drum skin from a front row fan and came back out with it
signed at the encore. They all had a great sound and the crowd was
really into them.
One quick note I will bring up which I thought was a nice touch.
After the usual Dio/Iommi exchange at the end of Voodoo, the two
were making their way to the side for Appice's drum solo. As Dio
catches (skips) up to Iommi, Iommi turns around, Dio jumps a little,
and the two embrace, smile and have a laugh for about 5+ seconds or
so on the side of the stage, and then walk off with arms over each
It didn't look like they were just going through the motions of
touring for the sake of it. Brought a smile to my face.
Fantastic work guys, and thankyou for making the dream of seeing
this incarnation of Black Sabbath come true.