Black Sabbath Concert Reviews
August 27, 2009

Wallingford, CT
Chevrolet Theatre


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


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My ears are still ringing from the show.
My first time seeing them at the Chevorlet Theater and the band was awesome!!!!
Same set list as last few gigs.

Posted by: D-Nice at August 28, 2009 1:32 PM

Same set list as all the other shows. Couldn't hear RJD vocals until after Time Machine. And why was Iommi's guitar so loud in the mix? I've never heard a Sabbath show where he was so upfront in the mix as in Wallingford. It was incredible to hear his guitar playing that way!! Went on at 8:20pm and off at 9:50pm. New songs went over better live IMO. And why not play ALL of Country Girl? Iommi couldn't get fingers going for the solo in Children of the Sea. Has to be the 1st time I've ever seen/heard him flub it. Geezer was great as usual, no frills, just holding it down. Never cared too much for Vinny's playing, but he to was solid. Ronnie looked good and sounded good. Just too bad he was so low in the mix. If you didn't know the lyrics, you didn't know what he was singing. Could've done without Time Machine. Letters from Earth would've been better! Glad I got to see them again. Who knows when we'll see them again.

Posted by: Scott Stone at August 28, 2009 10:05 PM

A last minute decision to go and I'm glad that I did. I've seen H-H now three times, and this was the best show yet. They played in the 5000 seat Chevy Oakdale, which is designed for music, so almost every seat in the house is great, unlike the arena shows they usually play at which are designed for sporting events. The stage was great. There was a castle stone backdrop with vines, and 4 large stone columns across the stage. Each column had a glass lantern/dome which lit up at various times during the set. Between the 2 middle columns was Vinny's drum set on a riser, and there was a small riser in front of that where RJD spent time singing. Between the outer sets of columns were hanging chains, with Tony's and Geezers amps behing them. Geezer had the winged angel/demon and sabbath style cross designs on his cabinets. In the back corners of the stage were two gargoyles, and their eye's lit up red at times. Finally, above the drum kit was a large video screen, which had graphics, album covers, and other designs throughout the show. The lighting was also great. They played what seems to be the standard set during this tour, and they sounded great. All the songs were tight and very heavy! A read another review which mentioned that RJD vocals did not come through enough. I figured it was because I sat in the second to last row on the floor. I thought the 3 new songs they chose to play were great, as I feel they are the best songs on the new album. I also liked how Tony changed up the solo a bit before 'die young', and he and the whole band changed 'Heaven and hell' up a bit with some different vocals and jams. I could have done without the drum solo (sorry Vinny!), and would have preferred another song in its place instead. Perhaps they could have played one of the 'dio years box set' songs. Overall, it was a great show, the best since the H-H revival in my opinion!

Posted by: eric at August 29, 2009 9:27 AM

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