Black Sabbath Concert Reviews
August 16, 2007
Logan Campbell Centre
Auckland, New Zealand


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

Here is a note from Geezer Butler about this gig.   It was sent in a reply to a fan who wrote him and asked about why there wasn't an encore:

Hello Graham,

yes we really enjoyed the NZ gig- great audience. It's a shame we
couldn't come on for an encore, because the fire alarms were sounding,
and the Fire dept wouldn't allow us back on stage. It would have been
great to round the night off with Neon knights, but it wasn't to be.
Thanks for your support!



  1. E5150 (Intro)
  2. The Mob Rules
  3. Children of The Sea
  4. After All
  5. Sign of the Southern Cross
  6. Voodoo
  7. Tony Solo
  8. Vinnie Solo
  9. Falling Off the Edge of the World
  10. Shadow of The Wind
  11. Tony Solo
  12. Die Young
  13. Heaven and Hell
  14. Instrumental
  15. Heaven and Hell reprise


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from rahmane <>
date Aug 16, 2007 6:59 AM
subject Setlist for Auckland Heaven and Hell show

As for a review, am not really qualified but I will say that the first track got off to a shaky start with Geezers' bass being inaudible for half the song but after that they were great. Dio was on form for the hour and thirty six minutes they played and hardly missed a note. Also unsure as to whether Scott Warren was actually there or not as I never saw him!

from Tim Gibson <>
date Sat, Sep 22, 2007 at 7:22 PM
subject Auckland New Zealand Show 16 August

This was the first Sabbath appearance in NZ since they played at the Ngaruawahia festival in the early 1970's, so it has been a long wait. I had seen them in the interim whilst I was living overseas.

The show took place in the Logan Campbell centre which is a terrible venue for a band with such power. The sound quality was rubbish all night, with a poor mix. The band looked tired and seemed to be going through the motions, with their minds on the flight back to the US the next day. Geezer looked like he was unwell.
They finished the set with Heaven and Hell and did not come back for an encore. I guess their tiredness ( and the fire alarm that went off during the show) counted against that.
Although the sound was poor, and the band tired, at least they were in New Zealand after so long a time. Hopefully there won't be such a long wait for the next visit.