Dio concert review; June 10th, 1997 by Neil Chevalier

The following is a review of a Dio show on the fourth North American leg of Angry Machines tour, originally posted on Black Sabbath mailing list.

From: DEEPSABBA@aol.com
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 1997 01:35:19 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: Black Sabbath, #559

Not that this matters to anyone, and I'm not a big fan of Ronnie James Dio's last 3 or 4 albums, but i just got back from seeing him at the water st. music hall in Rochester N.Y. and it was fantastic. He really pleasently surprised me! He's got that powerful voice that is always good live. Although i think his band (well imean Tracy G) could be better, it was a great show.

He did Sraight thru the heart, Holy diver, Don't talk to strangers, and Rainbow in the dark(ONE OF HIS ENCORES,came out three diff. times)(crowd was great), off Holy Diver album.Did Last in Line and We Rock(last encore), off that album. Did 3 or 4 new songs(probably the best ones that i've heard), Heaven and Hell (the whole tune not that split in half shit), and Mob Rules (second encore) from Sabbath, and Mistreated (which blew me away,seeing it's not his song, Coverdale Blackmore BURN), into Catcth the Rainbow. He also sang Man on the silver mountain in his second encore along with Long Live Rock and Roll.

He really seemed to appreciate the crowd and came out three times. Again his voice sounded great, but enough of those stupid drum and guitar solos. they are a waste of time if you ask me. Play two or three more tunes DAMNIT.

Neil Chevalier
Oh yeah he also did Stand up and shout.

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