- Ronnie James Dio - Vocals
- Tony Iommi - Guitar
- Geezer Butler - Bass
- Vinny Appice - Drums
- Scott Warren - Keyboards
- The Mob Rules
- Children of the Sea
- Sign of the Southern Cross
- Drum Solo
- Computer God
- Falling off the Edge of the World
- Shadow of the Wind
- Guitar Solo
- Die Young
- Heaven & Hell
- Neon Knights
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from Rob Wales <email@example.com>
date Aug 9, 2007 7:46 AM
subject Heaven and Hell Newcastle NSW 8-8-07 review
Having seen Sabbath on their last two tours
down under in 1974 and 1982 and then Ozzy in 1999 I hadn't thought I
would see the band in any of its forms here again.
The announcement of a Heaven & Hell world tour on Joe Siegler's site
with a line near the bottom of unconfirmed rumours about touring
Australia and Japan after the northern summer tour got me and those
around me excited and anxious to see that the down under leg of the tour
would actually happen and happen it did last night.
“Down” were supporting and I got to see the last two songs and I can
tell you that in not seeing the rest of their show I didn't miss one
thing. I would have rather seen an up and coming Aussie band showing
their wares doing the support.
The internet is really amazing and having read reviews of just about all
the tour I thought I had the set list down and was expecting After All
to open the set but when the house lights went out right on 9.00pm and
the intro played out I was blown away to hear Mob Rules open the show.
But then again isn't that the perfect opening for this band to get
Having worked my way to dead centre stage right at the barrier and about
8' from Ronnie Dio I had the best sound. They weren't blisteringly loud
like in 82 when I feared I would never hear again but last nigth the
balance was great and us in the pit had a good clear mix right off the
Each instrument could be clearly heard from the axe chopping assault of
Vinnies drums through Geezers grunting rumbles of power to Tony's
dynamic riffs and solos. I've always been a mad Ozzy fan since first
hearing the song NIB from the first album in 1971 but Ronnie James Dio
has am amazing voice and is an incredible wordsmith. His fronting of
this band adds another dimension. His voice was crystal clear and soared
above the band.
On reflection, when Ozzy left Sabbath we were blessed with then having
two incredible bands where there had previously been one.
The show played through for exactly 90 minutes with the highlights for
me was Shadow of the Wind and Die Young. They only played the one new
song “Shadow if the Wind” which was a slight disappointment but who can
complain. The encore was Neon Knights as expected.
One great thing about the show and life in general is that my wife and
two kids were alongside me. My daughter (now 21 and a fan of Tool, RHCP,
at al) hasn't forgiven me for not taking her to see Ozzy in 1999 but she
couldn't get over it saying the best show ever – her partner Kristain
was gobsmacked by the talent of Geezer and Tony and my son who is pretty
laid back and into ganster rap was blwon away by the commanding power of
the directness and immediacy of the music.
All in all, I can now die a happy and contented man...
My kids have something that they can compare to musically for the rest
of their lives and my wife who has been bombarded by my devotion to this
band for 25 years is now finally convinced that these guys are the
answer to all the world's woes.
So, the next morning on the train to work, I am majorly sore in the
throat, neck and back from the head banging (a sure sign of encroaching
age!) and I am feeling confortably numb but in a deep glow for the one
and half hours of magic that was the Heaven & Hell show last night.
...Now my only thought is in how I can scam a ticket to get to Saturday
nights show in Sydney.
from trevor <firstname.lastname@example.org>
date Aug 12, 2007 8:39 PM
subject Heaven And Hell: August 8th 2007
Here are some tickets and a
poster from Heaven And Hell's recent gig in my home town
(Newcastle NSW Australia) on August 8th 2007. Hope you can
use them on your site.
I took my 12 yr old son Zac to see the band...once he found
out Ozzy wasnt involved and they wouldnt be playing "War
Pigs" or "Fairies Wear Boots" he was really only mildly
interested....predominantly wanting to see / hear Geezer. I
played him "Heaven And Hell", "Mob Rules" and "Live Evil" to
get him psyched but he remained reasonably unimpressed. (Im
not a fan of "Dehumanizer")
From the moment the lights
went out and Tony hit the opening riff to "Mob Rules" he was
on his feet and stayed there for the entirety of the
show....loving it more and more with each song. (NB: "Mob
Rules" was the opening song...awesome !!!) Zac is learning
bass guitar and we were fortunate enough to be placed
directly in front of Geezer in the 4th row. The sound was
bone shaking. I gave Zac my 1980 Australian Tour T.shirt to
wear to the gig and he hasnt had it off since.
Im glad to say we can add
another convert to the fold. I was fortunate enough to see
the original line-up in 2005 in Boston (Mansfield Tweeter
Dome) and as much as I loved finally seeing Ozzy and Bill
play I have to say the line-up with Ronnie and Vinny is
every bit as powerful...just different. The song selection
was incredible, Ronnie's voice was faultless, Vinny was
awe-inspiring and Tony and Geezer were...Tony and Geezer...whayt
more do I need to say !?!?
I was at first also a little
concerned that the show might be cancelled with less than
2000 tickets sold...but once the guys hit the stage it was
clear they were playing their hearts out and the small crowd
gave them everything back 10 fold. It was a wonderful,
intimate event...one neither me or my son will ever forget.
The only negative part of the night was the woman who
knocked my son off his feet in a frenzy to get the pick that
Geezer threw out to him.
from Burke, Shane <Shane.Burke@boral.com.au>
to Joe Siegler <email@example.com>,
date Aug 14, 2007 1:03 AM
subject RE: Sydney Show 11/8
Great show in Sydney last Sat night 11/8. RJD's voice as
good as ever, TI, GB & VA excellent. Tony opened with a
white coloured SG before his standard one.
The only glitches were 1. the sound mix from the first few
songs being distorted and it wasn't until after a drum solo
that these problems were fixed, from then on the sound was
great. 2. For $152 a ticket the set could have been a bit
longer, the guys played for around 95 minutes and 11 songs.
I understand from early shows the set has been longer. Only
one of the new songs "Shadow of the Wind" included. Great
riff. I won't name the set list, you probably know it
backwards, however the opening song mob rules after the
E5150 intro was the perfect start. Why do they never play
turn up the night, or tv crimes? last time i checked they
were dio era songs. It would have been good to have a big
guitar solo in lieu of the usual intro to Die Young, still
you can't have it all and it was just great to be see them.
The length of time since the last shows wasn't lost on RJD
who said "it's been 26 years since sabbath and 20 years for
me to again say Hello Sydney." "If it takes another 26 years
then forget it, none of us will be here". The audience
responded well and you could tell the band appreciated it at
the end. My son loved it and I am feeling a bit emotional
today wondering if it is the last time. However I didn't
think much of the support Down, plenty of power.......but no
class. Any band that has to swear constantly between songs
and solicit audience applause loses me. I do not know why
they were included on this tour when we could have had any
number of local bands and a cheaper ticket price. I don't
really care who Rex and Phil are. They are unfortunately
coming back next February but my son likes them and got his
photo taken with the guitarist after the show, he was happy.
Look forward to the coming H & H DVD.