- 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
- Computer God
- Falling Off The Edge Of The World
- Drum Solo
- Shadow Of The Wind
- Die Young
- Heaven & Hell
- Neon Knights
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from Tones Abyss <email@example.com>
date Aug 14, 2007 7:08 PM
subject Brisbane Australia14 August 2007 Gig
Hi Joe, just thought I would submit a
concert review as no-one else in Australia has appeared to do so!
An excellent gig, although from the 2nd row
a little too loud for my liking, I mean there is loud & then there is
LOUD. After playing drums for 25 years, my ears are not the same as they
used to be.
The Heaven & Hell tour
of Australia does not appear to have been supported as well as I had
hoped, according to what I have read & also judging by the size of last
nights Brisbane concert crowd!
a shame some people do not appreciate quality rock music from the best
in the business, especially as we in Australia are somewhat starved of
great bands gigging here at times.
I witnessed this incarnation of Sabbath in concert in Sydney, back in
November 1980, so it has been a long time between drinks.
Iommi was in fine form & what a guitar
sound, his playing is superb & as he was directly in front of us, we
thoroughly enjoyed the view & that 'wall of sound'.
Dio has to be one of the greatest front man
in rock with his presence & aura, I would rate him along side Ian
Anderson from Jethro Tull as a mesmerizing & definitive storyteller to
behold, & his vocal was brilliant to say the least, what a vocalist!
From where I was positioned, I could only
hear Geezer when Iommi was soloing & when there were quieter sections in
some of the songs! I still enjoy Butler's bass playing, he is a
workhorse & a melodic player, but Iommi's Laney amp rig was too
powerfull from where I was standing to appreciate Geezer's playing
during the riffing & heavier sections of the music! Vinny Appice was as
solid in his playing as was his setup, I really enjoyed his drum solo as
well, I wonder what it all sounds like from where he is seated?
The only slight disappointment was that they appeared to drop 3 songs
from the setlist, from what I have read at other concert reviews prior
to landing in Australia! Lady Evil, After All & Ear In The Wall, what a
shame as these songs are awesome.
Thanks for travelling downunder guys, the fans that were there
appreciate it big time, although I still heard comments after the gig
"they didn't play Iron Man' etc, I guess you cannot please everyone,
especially the people with certain expectations that are totally
Now if I can just get
this ringing in my ears to back off a little! Cheers, Tony Greig.
from Ross Turner <Ross.Turner@mrworks.com.au>
date Aug 15, 2007 9:14 PM
subject reveiw of Brisbane August 14 Gig
sing! He was awesome, didn’t need to introduce as many songs as he did
but his singing was simply senfriggensational.
Iommi…wow what a guitarist. He nailed everything….just brilliant heaps
of awesome solo’s
Butler….thumped the house with the bass all night.
Appice – best drummer I’ve seen in years. A kit of about 30 skins and
cymbals and he used em all.
was brilliant, paid $130 to see it, will pay $200 if they come back
just completed another chapter of great wonders….seeing Black Sabbath
from Michelle Cook <firstname.lastname@example.org>
date Aug 17, 2007 6:29 AM
subject Review & concert ticket stubb for Brisbane Au show:
What can I say, or rather how can a
review encompass how enthralled and honoured I was to witness 4 true
legends on stage. The magnitude of this event to a fan such as I was
definitely a highlight of my life.
I was not alone. As I map the Brisbane
Entertainment Centre I found myself amongst fans that are true fans of
the 1970’s era of Blues Roots Metal Music, you know, those that
appreciate bands such as Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin and of course the
purpose of our gathering this night, Black Sabbath, the Dio years.
Metal heads young and old, an entourage
of bikers and metal enthusiasts flocked for a piece of memorabilia at
this momentous event. After a few chilled brews with my fellow metal
heads we made our way to our pews as the church bells beckon us.
Like an introduction to a gothic
thriller, the chords of the church organ summoned the congregation to a
black mass, hands raised to worship the princes of darkness - \m/ \m/
Violet light lit the stage and the
curtains drew back to reveal a medieval church setting, with the drums
as its altar and Vinnie Appice the high priest.
With the “moonlight” streaming through
the stained glass windows, Tony Iommi launches into the opening riff to
“Mob Rules”. Geezer Butler and Ronnie James Dio complete the line up for
what is a reunion that has taken over 15 years to witness – Black
Sabbath, The Dio Years - Heaven and Hell Tour 2007
Performing since the 70’s, Dio has
fronted legendary bands such as Elf, Rainbow and had a successful solo
career as Dio. Black Sabbath - the Dio years formed in 1980 and released
multiple albums - “Heaven and Hell” (1980), followed by “Mob” (1981),
Dehumanizer (1992) and Live Evil (1982). The success of these albums
took the Sabbath legacy to new heights and away from the commercial
riff-raff it was caught up in. With Dio as the front man, Sabbath began
to reignite and was achieving global recognition.
“Children of the Sea”, which was the 1st
song ever written by Dio’s Black Sabbath, was belted out through the
massive PA system. Another classic, “Voodoo”, had Dio enticing the crowd
to chant “Bring me your children, they'll burn! Never look back,
never turn! Cry me a river, you'll learn – Voodoo!” This was
followed by a 10 minute jaw dropping drum solo by Vinnie Appice who
joined in 1981, replacing Bill Ward. I’d lost count on how many pieces
the kit consisted of, and to be honest didn’t really care as I was
mesmerised by his talent to boot; his original technique and set-up had
every drummer in the house drooling and making mental notes for their
next drum kit setup. This was signed off with pyrotechnics letting off a
mass of smoke to give the impression that the magician had left the room
- “Shazam” - leaving one and all spellbound!
From here the highlights just kept
coming. Tony Iommi (who I should mention is the only member to have
remained in Black Sabbath throughout the band's entire lifespan) broke
into a solo for “Die Young”, with blistering licks and fastidiousness;
the pioneer of heavy metal riffing was once again God to every guitarist
in the room This solo led into another, with the spotlight glinting off
his Gibson SG. Tony carved through the solo on the fabled tale ballad of
“Falling off the edge of the World”.
Master of death and destruction, wizard
of mantra - Geezer is known for revolutionising the bass playing
technique by de-tuning below the standard E. Pounding his 4 string
Lakland, Butler stood firm to the ground and front of the stage,
hammering with his fellow Gods of thunder.
Riding on the wing of an encore, and
farewelling their song to never be chanted no more, Dio announced their
bon voyage to Brisbane, and “Neon Knight”.
“Bloodied angels fast descending
moving on a never-bending light. Phantom figures free forever out of
shadows, shining ever-bright”.