Heaven And Hell To Release A Live DVD

By Elric on 2:13 PM 02 May 2007

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According to a posting on Ronnie James Dio's web site, Rhino has officially set August 28 as the release date for the Heaven And Hell "Live from Radio City Music Hall" DVD and two-CD set. As the title implies, both the DVD and CD packages will include Heaven And Hell (the band featuring Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler, singer Ronnie James Dio, and drummer Vinny Appice) performance on March 30, 2007 at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

The group's setlist was as follows:

01. [E5150 Intro]
02. After All (The Dead)
03. The Mob Rules
04. Children of the Sea
05. Lady Evil
06. I
07. The Sign of the Southern Cross
08. Voodoo
09. The Devil Cried
10. Appice Solo
11. Computer God
12. Falling Off the Edge of the World
13. Shadow of the Wind
14. Iommi Solo/Die Young
15. Heaven and Hell
16. Lonely is the Word
17. Neon Knights

Launch Radio Networks reported in early April that the band's performance at the Heaven And Hell DVD shoot was great, with some long-time fans calling it the group's best show ever, but things didn't go as smoothly behind the scenes as they could have. Lead singer Ronnie James Dio told Launch that New York City union issues reared up hours before the concert even began. "We didn't have enough time for a soundcheck because the union went, 'OK, time for a break,' 'But we've only done half a song.' 'Time for a break.' 'But we've got 15 minutes left.' 'We said, time for a break.' You know that way that goes. So, all in all, it was more difficult than it should have been — but it is a city show, and that's what you've gotta put up with."

There were plans to lengthen the setlist for Radio City, but having soundcheck cut meant the band couldn't properly rehearse. They were planning to add the new track "Ear in the Wall" that's on the new album "Black Sabbath: The Dio Years", which came out on April 3.

2 comments for this post


I'm generally a union man, but this NY union should have started ealier in order to give Sabbath a proper soundcheck. When unions abuse their position, it makes them look bad. They should be embarrassed. Actions like these give Wal-mart and others arguments against unions and without unions, workers often don't get paid decent wages. That said, I can't wait until Sabbath plays Cleveland. I've seen Dio three times and Sabbath with Ozzy three times, but never Dio on lead with the boys. Oh yeah, Sharon can you know what my you know what.

Posted on 2/5/07 20:49  

I cant wait to see them live too...two more months till the gig :D:D:D

Posted on 2/5/07 21:12  

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