Heaven And Hell, the resurrected, renamed, Ronnie James Dio-fronted version of Black Sabbath, kicked off the U.S. portion of its spring tour Friday (March 30) at New York's Radio City Music Hall durin
Heaven And Hell, the resurrected, renamed, Ronnie James Dio-fronted version of Black Sabbath, kicked off the U.S. portion of its spring tour Friday (March 30) at New York's Radio City Music Hall during a show that was recorded for a live CD and DVD release later this year.
The packed show, weighted toward Sabbath's "Heaven and Hell" album, featured "The Devil Cried" and "Shadow of the Wind," two of the three new songs recorded for Rhino's new anthology, "Black Sabbath: The Dio Years," out today.
As Grim Reaper-like figures and massive crosses were projected on a curtain behind them, the Dio-led lineup seemed no worse for the years apart.
While it's been a decade since their last proper tour, Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Vinny Appice wowed a passionate and loud audience that roared during such classics as "Heaven and Hell," "The Sign of the Southern Cross" and the show-closing "Neon Knights."
"It's not about us, it's about you," Dio said toward the end of the show, thanking the crowd. "You supported us through the years, with and without Sabbath." Friday's show followed a string of Canadian dates. A longer run with Megadeth and Machine Head gets underway April 22 in Phoenix.
Here is Heaven And Hell's set list:
"After All (The Dead)"
"The Mob Rules"
"Children of the Sea"
"The Sign of the Southern Cross"
"The Devil Cried"
"Falling Off the Edge of the World"
"Shadow of the Wind"
"Heaven and Hell"
"Lonely Is the Word"