The following is a review of the first Dio show on the Angry Machines tour, originally posted to alt.music.dio. Republished here with permission from the author. I had to edit the layout a little bit for better outlook on web, but all the information is still intact.
Subject: Dio at The Roxy (NYC) - set list + review
I saw Dio at the Roxy in New York last night(11/30/96). It was a great show Here is the set list they performed.
I had the opportunity to meet Vinny Appice after the show. He was an incredibly nice guy and hung out with us as we were asking different questions. He pointed out that during the quite section of Double Monday it's just RJD and Tracy performing where it was the whole band performing on earlier shows as it is on the album. The performance overall was great.
The only problems were the slight flaws in RJD's voice due to an illness he presently is getting over (they canceled a show in PA the night before). Straight Through The Heart was performed at a slightly slower tempo. Tracy G improved in his playing since the Strange Highways tour. He did a better job on the Vivian Campbell guitar solos. I don't know why he doesn't play them closer to the original since he seems to have the ability to do so. Mistreated sounded great, a must see/hear for any Dio fan. I can't wait for them to come to Philadelphia.
Shawn P. Hughes email@example.com
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