Black Sabbath Concert Reviews
August 22, 2009

Cleveland, OH
Nautica Pavilion


  • 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. Bible Black
  6. Time Machine
  7. Vinnie Solo
  8. Fear
  9. Falling Off The Edge Of The World
  10. Follow The Tears
  11. Die Young
  12. Heaven & Hell
  13. Country Girl / Neon Knights (Encore)

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Well I decided at 4:30 PM EDT to attend this show in Cleveland, Ohio, some 2.5 - 3 hours from my home. You can read about that adventure here:

We arrived at 7:10 PM and walked up to the box office to find 2 seats left in row 2, center. Well this felt like destiny, so I had to get these seats for myself and my 15 year old son.

Weather was perfect, not to hot, a bit on the chilly side, making it just the right temp inside the extra large tent that is the Nautica Pavilion. The crowd got very pumped when E5150 came on over the PA. The gents hit the stage, and Tony went into the opening rif of Mob Rules. Let the frenzy begin.

It appeared that the band was in very good spirits, making jokes throughout the show. Ronnie did his usual introduction of Tony before "Die Young." however on this night, he called him "Tommy Iommi" and then laughed, as did TI, and then said "Tony Iommi."

From our vantage point, many knew the 3 new tracks off "The Devil You Know." I was singing along word for word on all 3 of the songs, and got a tumbs up from the lady in front of my from the first row. She too was singing along. AS Ronnie began to introduce "Follow The Tears," TOny was walking along the edge of the stage in front of us. He was nodding to the crowd. I yelled out "Follow The Tears!" and he caught my eyes, giving me a wink and a smile. I had never been this close at an H&H show, and this made my night.

They guy next to me knew all the songs as well, and as we were awaiting the encore, he was yelling "Sign Of The Southern Cross!" As they re-took the stage and broke into "Country Girl" he was very excited and said to me, "There ya go, playing a deep cut" I smiled, as I knew it would not last. As the guys went into Neon Knights, the guy said to me "aw man, what a tease." He was big time disappointed.

It was yet another in a string of fantastic Heaven and Hell shows (5) I have witnessed over the last 3 summers. I was fortunate enough to have seen them the evening before in Detroit, and from show to show, they are a very consistent band. I also did this back in 2007, and again, the consistency in their performances is what makes them such an awesome live band.

Thank you Tony, Ronnie, Geezer and Vinnie for the outstanding show!

Mob Rules
Children of the Sea
Bible Black
Time Machine
Vinnie Appice Drum Solo
Falling off the Edge of the World
Follow the Tears
Die Young
Heaven and Hell

Country Girl / Neon Knights

Posted by: Mark (H&H on the boards) at August 25, 2009 2:07 PM

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