Black Sabbath Concert Reviews
September 16, 2007
Amway Arena
Orlando, FL


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


  1. Mob Rules
  2. Children of the Sea
  3. I
  4. Sign of the Southern Cross
  5. Voodoo
  6. Computer God
  7. Falling of the Edge of the World
  8. Die Young
  9. Heaven and Hell
  10. Neon Knights


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from jason bartlett <>
date Mon, Oct 8, 2007 at 10:17 AM
subject Heaven and Hell Orlando 16 Sept

Just wanted to send some pics from the show in
Orlando on September 16th. It wont surprise you to
hear that it was phenomenal!! It was the best show
Ive ever seen. Only perhaps equaled by the first time
I saw Sabb on the Reunion tour and the first time I
saw Manowar. The special treat of the night was Alice
Cooper¡Kwow. He made me a fan, great show from an old

Only surprise from H & H was none of the three new
ones were played. Would have like that. They led off
with Mob Rules and ended with Neon Knights¡KDie Young,
Edge of the World, I, H & H, Southern cross¡K.wish I
could remember them all. Anyway, it blew my mind,
NEVER thought Id get to see that band. Easily one of
the brightest highlights of my music loving life. And
to top it off I grabbed a pick from Tony at the end of
the show!! It was almost to perfect. Million thanks
for the great site Joe, its my favorite right behind
Ebay! ļ Later

from Paul Stadden <>
to Joe Siegler <>,
date Fri, Oct 12, 2007 at 2:40 PM
subject Orlando show

Here's my review of the Orlando show at the Amway Arena.

To say that I was enamored with the Dio-Sabbath show would be an understatement
of criminal proportions. The band was as tight as a band could be, and I believe their
enjoyment of performing together for the first time in 15 years was genuine. They
seem to have buried the hatchet, so to speak, and looked very friendly with each
other, having quite the good time improvising at the end of Voodoo. I stood almost
the entire set, singing along with every lyric I could remember (which is a lot,
considering how many times I've listened to the album versions of those songs). The
only times I sat down were 1. When I got tired from tapping my feet and bobbing my
head (got sore!) and 2. During the terrible "There's a little white shape looking down
at me..." part they added to the song, Heaven and Hell when they first toured back
in 1980. I hate it, hate it, hate it, and I've hated since the first time I heard it on
Live Evil. Still, that was only 2 minutes out of an otherwise flawless set.

The only other complaint I could have would be that their setlist has been shortened,
or rather decimated, from what it was in the first shows they did in Canada. Heaven
and Hell had played two hour sets for the Canada shows, but since then they've cut
out the songs, After All, Lady Evil, Ear in the Wall, Shadow of the Wind, and The Devil
Cried, and Lonely is the Word. Still, they had a wonderful group of some of their best
songs. The setlist was:

1. Mob Rules
2. Children of the Sea
3. I
4. Sign of the Southern Cross
5. Voodoo
6. Computer God
7. Falling of the Edge of the World
8. Die Young
9. Heaven and Hell
10. Neon Knights

Everyone in the band was in top form. In fact, I think they gave better performances
than the Radio City show. Dio has always performed Computer God in a shouty, very
enunciated and staccato way in live shows, and that's always bothered me. However,
at this show, he sang very close to the performance he gave on the Dehumanizer album,
and I couldn't have been more impressed. His voice was incredible the entire night,
at no point did he sound like the songs were a strain on him. I'm telling you, Dio
sounded every bit as good as he did on Dehumanizer.

Tony Iommi was also giving a stupendous performance. His solos were clean and
articulated, and I didn't hear one mistake. I knew he had an uncanny ability to replicate
his solos that he recorded for the albums, but seeing it is another story. The main solo
to Computer God, the intro solo to Die Young, the ending solo to Neon Knights, all were
very close to the record versions, or previous live versions, though with little twists
and variations to show that he's still human, and not some ludicrously consistent alien
sent to earth to shame us mere mortals (I still think he is, but don't tell anybody).

And gosh, Geezer Butler and Vinnie Appice were perfect. Geezer's complex bass part
for Die Young translated just perfect in this live show. It's a relatively tough one
compared to riffs like N.I.B. and Iron Man. Also, he used his spacey Tycobrahe Wah
for the jet/flange sound on Sign of the Southern Cross. Tres Cool. And Vinnie's drum
solo was a blast, it wasn't just some technical-yet-boring solo, it had showmanship, it
had life. Also, it wasn't the same solo as the one on Live Evil.

All in all, I would have paid twice as much as I did (only $58!) if I had only gotten to see
Heaven and Hell. However, the audience had the added bonus of the excellent
Queensryche and the ever entertaining Alice Cooper! Queensryche is a very musically
proficient band, and they were very tight. Geoff Tate's voice has settled into a pleasant
clone of Bruce Dickinson's. Don't mind, I like Bruce Dickinson. The setlist was very good,
if leaning a bit heavily on Operation: Mindcrime parts 1 and 2. The most impressive and
interesting song they performed was a fantastic rendition of Pink Floyd's Welcome to
Machine, off their upcoming cover album entitled, Take Cover. I'd like to buy it.

Alice Cooper was a bit like attending a very twisted opera. Lots of fun, highly
entertaining, and a great spectacle. He had choreographed craziness, complete with
costumed weirdies and dancers, lots of stuff thrown out to the audience, like the fake
diamond necklaces thrown out during Dirty Diamonds, as well as a bunch of beach
ball sized balloons for the audience to bounce around. He also performed his Welcome
to my Nightmare suite which culminated in Alice being hung from a gallows. Lots of fun.

I do hope Heaven and Hell continues, I know Dio has a lot of life left in his lungs, and
Iommi, Butler, and Appice are as good as ever. If they don't stick together, then I hope
the original lineup of Sabbath with Osbourne and Ward finally gets around to recording
that long delayed studio album. An album which, if it came out as early as next year,
would arrive thirty years after the last studio record to feature the original lineup,
Never Say Die. I beseech you, record a new studio album. I'd prefer one with Dio,
but I will certainly purchase one with Ozzy! Heck, I'd love to see another one with Tony
Martin! Just record one, darnit! The last studio album to bear the name, Black Sabbath
was 1995's Forbidden. 12 years is a long time, fellahs.