Black Sabbath Concert Reviews
June 23, 2009

Paris, France
Le Casino de Paris


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


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A bit short.
The sound was too loud really

Setlist :

01. E5150 / Mob Rules
02. Children of the Sea
03. I
04. Bible Black
05. Time Machine / Drum solo
06. Fear
07. Falling off the Edge of the World
08. Follow the Tears
09. Die Young
10. Heaven & Hell
11. Country Girl / Neon Knights (encore)

Posted by: Jeffou at June 24, 2009 2:55 PM

While I was tense with the previous cancellation from two days before, the guys came out and gave one hell of a show. Tony showed no signs of back problems and played just like he did when I saw them 30 years ago. The show was excellent and they rocked for the full 90 minutes. Casino de Paris is a relatively small venue compared to typical US arenas but it only made the show that much more fun.

Opening with the Mob Rules, the band proceeded to balance the set list with a bit from each of the four albums:

1. E5150
2. Mob Rules
3. Children Of The Sea
4. I
5. Bible Black
6. Time Machine (Vinnie's Drum Solo)
7. Fear
8. Falling Off The Edge Of The World
9. Follow The Tears
10. Die Young (Tony's Guitar Solo)
11. Heaven & Hell
12. Country Girl (just a bit)
13. Neon Knights

Ronnie did put the hard sell on Dehumanizer and the new album of course. However, as always, he was gracious and fun. He regularly went to the audience to shake hands and his comments were always really up!

They jammed hard and were really energetic. Geez was in great form as ripped at his bass like a madman and Vinnie gave a great solo with his 360 degree kit. At the end of the show, the Parisian audience hummed the tune of "Heaven and Hell" in a loop until the encore.

It was a solid set but like any Sabbath fan, I left wanting more. Great show!

Posted by: Mike Fine at June 25, 2009 5:46 AM

AlthoughI had seen Dio three times already, I had never seen Sabbath in any incarnation. The last time this line-up played Paris, it was in 1992 and at that time I was a Sabbath snob: I only liked the Ozzy era. Two years later I would regret it, and so after fifteen years of regret I can finally say: I saw Black Sabbath.

What can I say? You've probably all seen this tour's set list. Of course, it's imperfect, it could be longer, there could be more obscure tracks... Fuck it, it was explosive from start to finish. Incredibly intense. Ronnie Dio is 67. Where does he find the energy?

Anyway. Black Stone Cherry opened the hostilities, and even though the audience were pretty receptive at first, they got boring very fast and proceeded to become really annoying. Who plays TWO guitar solos when they're an opening act?

They were quickly forgotten, though and at 9 pm sharp the lights went down. E5150 is being played, and everyone starts getting goosebumps.Then they come in: Mob Rules. Just like on Live Evil. Tony, Geezer, Ronnie and Vinny. Together again. Doing what they do best.

Judging from their smiles, the people in the audience weren't the only ones having a good time. They seemed genuinely happy to be there, playing old and newer songs for us rabid fans.

Children of The Sea, I, Bible Black, Fear, Falling Off The Edge Of The World, Time Machine, Heaven And Hell, Follow The Tears, Die Young, Country Gir, Neon Knights... Not necessarily in that order, and I may be forgetting some... But all of these songs were played. It was great, it was epic, it was dark, it was evil, it was fun, it was crazy, it was melodic, it was brutal, it was metal... it was Black Sabbath.

Posted by: Eric at June 26, 2009 11:46 AM

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