Black Sabbath Concert Reviews
November 4, 2007
Metro Arena
Newcastle. UK


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


  1. E5150 (intro tape)
  2. The Mob Rules
  3. Children of the Sea
  4. I
  5. The Sign of the Southern Cross
  6. Voodoo
  7. Drum solo
  8. Computer God
  9. Falling Off the Edge of the World
  10. Shadow of the Wind
  11. Die Young
  12. Heaven and Hell
  13. Neon Knights


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from Mike Hardy <>
to Joe Siegler <>,
date Mon, Nov 5, 2007 at 5:28 AM
subject Heaven & Hell - 5th Nov 2007 Newcastle Metro Arena

Heaven and Hell were supported by Iced Earth and Lamb of God. Iced Earth I enjoyed, you can really feel the 6 or 8 string bass vibrate through the whole venue. Lamb of God I think were a bit extreme (loud !!) for many people, although I quite enjoyed their set.

Anyway time for the main act and as the curtains came back, a set of gothic arches are revealed with Live Evil images projected in them, as the backdrop to the band. As E5150 plays Vinnie creeps onto the darkened stage, then the opening chords of Mob Rules can be heard and Tony Geezer and Ronnie come on stage to great applause. They look in fantastic shape, and from the first song its clear that the band are tight and enjoying the night as much as the crowd.

Highlights of the show for me are "I "(never an album favourite track for me, but works really well live), "Falling Off The Edge Of The World" (always enjoyed the song and it really works live) "Die Young" (enjoyed the sing along and Tonys ad lib intro), and "Heaven and Hell" (excellent extended version).
The musicianship was complimented by the sound quality (really excellent) and the light show (very good), and made for a fantastic night. Ronnies vocals were on top form (really excellent), Geezer's Bass playing was note perfect, Vinnies drumming was spot on (I'll even forgive the drum solo !) and Tony, well the man is a god on an SG.

I was fortunate enough (old enough ?) to have seen the original Heaven and Hell and Mob Rules tours, and I can honestly say that last nights concert was probably better.

I can also say that calling the band Heaven and Hell works for me anyway, as I didn't feel disappointed not hearing War Pigs etc, and I think the name change allows for this.

brgds, Mike

date Tue, Nov 6, 2007 at 1:37 PM
subject Concert review for Newcastle Radio Metro Arena 4th November 07

What a fantastic show, this is my first time seeing Black Sabbath [Heaven & Hell] with Ronnie James at the helm. A good crowd packed in to see the boys perform all the hits from the Dio era backed by a superb light show they could do no wrong. The new material was aired and I personally think 'Shadow of the Wind' stands up well against the classic's they all performed wonderfully well and seemed to enjoy playing back on home soil. Lets hope we don't have to wait so long again before they hit the boards again.