Black Sabbath Concert Reviews
September 14, 2007
St Petersburg Times Forum
Tampa, FL


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


  1. E5150
  2. Mob Rules
  3. Children of the Sea
  4. I
  5. The Sign Of The Southern Cross
  6. Voodoo
  7. Vinny Appice Drum Solo
  8. Computer God
  9. Falling Off The Edge Of The World
  10. Tony Iommi Guitar Solo (Intro)
  11. Die Young
  12. Heaven and Hell
  13. (Encore) Neon Knights


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from Red Sabbath <>
date Sat, Sep 15, 2007 at 2:18 AM
subject Quick Review Of The Tampa 09/14/07 Show

Hi Joe....
Well, I just got back from the Tampa concert. Man, what a show. Just incredible.

But honestly, I'm just too tired to give a huge review, so lemme just give you the highlights:

Queensryche opened the show at 6:30. By 7:10 they were done. No encore, no stage show, sorta sad. 'Nuff said.

Alice Cooper was amazing. Simply amazing. And talk about a "no-fooling-around" show, out of all the tracks he played, only two (Feed My Frankenstein & Poison) were outside of the 70's. The rest read like classic Cooper: Under My Wheels, Welcome To My Nightmare, Only Women Bleed, Is It My Body...even lost tracks like Halo Of Flies, Dead Babies, and Steven, just to name a few! I tell ya, it was like I went back in time to 1975. He did the "hanging himself" bit, and the "dead babies carriage" routine, with dancers galore, and even a "Bush vs. Hillary" fight which was hilarious. Trust me when I say this, the addition of Alice Cooper was a godsend to this tour, it made up for the ticket price.

But to the real reason I went:Heaven And Hell. This marks the fourth time I've seen Black Sabbath in concert, the second led by Dio. Lemme show you the set-list:

Mob Rules
Children of the Sea
The Sign Of The Southern Cross
Vinny Appice Drum Solo
Computer God
Falling Off The Edge Of The World
Tony Iommi Guitar Solo (Intro)
Die Young
Heaven and Hell
(Encore) Neon Knights

Notice anything? That's right, not ONE new song from The Dio Years! Maybe because Alice's set was so long, or maybe it's toward the end of the tour and the album is Billboard history, I don't know. But that was odd & disapointing to me, I figured I'd get at least "Shadow Of The Wind", but no, no new songs.
But the performance was great, simply right on the mark. Dio's voice was pristine & Tony was superb, but Vinny seemed a little lackluster and Geezer didn't seem to have his head in it, like those two just went along with it to me. But Heaven And Hell as a whole kicked serious ass, haven't lost one step since I first saw them on the Dehumanizer tour fifteen years ago (can't believe it's been that long)! In fact, during the performance of "Sign", I honestly felt a little choked up over it's epic proportions and huge scale. It was that powerful & moving, the true highlight of the entire night.

Overall, I cannot state how proud and pleased I am that I was in attendance of this show. Definitely worth it's ticket price and my time. I took some pictures too, so be on the lookout for them in the next few days.


P.S.: Oh crap, I almost forgot, during this concert I got to see another Sabbath Family member perform live! Alice Cooper's drummer is Seventh Star/Eternal Idol drummer Eric Singer! No kidding! I didn't recognize him until he was introduced. I thought he was the new "Peter Criss" in Kiss, but I guess he's working for Alice now. As you would think, he played amazingly for Alice, very true to the original playing of Neal Smith. This was a nice karma touch to this Sabbath evening. Good night & thanks for reading.