The following is a review of the first Dio show on the Angry Machines tour, originally mailed to me. 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.
From: Genady Perchenko (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: Worcester show
Date: Fri, 06 Dec 1996 17:44:43 -0500
It was my second DIO show of this tour. Palladium in Worcester looks very much similar to the Strand in Providence but some what classier. It even had some tables on the back where people could sit down. This was a tree band show.
First band was Sam Black Church. It is local, popular band. It collected quite an audience of it's own. As for me, I guest I am getting too old for this type of music.
Then was Mottorhead. This time I enjoyed them more then first time for some reason. I even now interested in hearing studio version of some cuts. But I do not think that buying theirs cds is my priority just yet. Over all they put together pretty good set and the fans enjoyed it very much.
After Motorhead I start my move closer to the stage. I made it pretty close and managed successfully keep my position for about 5 minutes after Dio started. After that I give up my position and stepped back where it was much quitter. Actually after a while I noticed that crowd slowed down some how and I was able to regain my close position back.
Despite the fact that crowd was kind slow this time compare to the Providence show the band was at its best. Ronnie took very high notes at some points and he seamed to be happy. I was far from the stage during the evil red light on Ronnie's face during the H&H and It actually looked even cooler then from closer look. Set list was exactly the same as in Providence. No surprises here.
After the show I did get a chance to speak with Ronnie again. I asked if they planing to release any videos from the tour. He said NO which I personally think is very sad because such a great performances should be memorized on the video tapes and should be available to the fans.
Dio in Europe now and I cannot wait to see them back in New England in February.
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