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EvilCheeseWedge
10-09-2004, 06:13 PM
TOUR: Master of the Moon Tour
SUPPORT: Fireball Ministry, Anthrax
VENUE: Harpo's, Detroit, MI
DATE: October 8, 2004

I finally got to see Dio for the first time on October 8, 2004 up at Harpo’s. What follows is a complete report of my experience, along with some pictures, and even some audio I recorded during the gig. I’m posting this on several message boards and whatnot, so if you don’t recognize names, don’t be surprised...

I had a pretty busy morning Friday racing around all over the place: school, Wal-Mart, for some food and a camera, and a silver Sharpie (just in case!) I finally made it over to my friend Jay’s house around 12:30 PM, and we took off for an important destination... Wendy’s. After a hardy lunch of deep fried food, we hit I-75 in Toledo, and headed north. We got to Harpo’s around 3 or so, I don’t remember exactly. We parked right behind the club, and we had a line of sight with the tour busses, and gear truck. We were second to arrive... second only after Terry. Our first mission upon arrival was one of critical importance: bladder relief. Seriously. We had a rough time accomplishing this mission too, given the neighborhood... but alas, we succeeded, and headed back (on foot) towards Harpo’s. Once we got back Terry and Magica216 were out front, so that’s where we stayed then, carefully guarding our place in line from the various pieces of garbage that were blowing around...

It was pretty boring wait, but at least we knew the people there so far. There really wasn’t much activity for a few hours. We did observe a subwoofer-toting ice cream truck (you heard me) driving around. Humorous, to say the least...

The doors were supposed to open at 6, and they ended up opening pretty close to that. We got inside, and followed Terry and Magica down towards the front. Jay and I grabbed some stools, and staked out a spot pretty close to the center, and right next to the sound guy. We didn’t want to be down in the front, because if you’ve never been to Harpo’s, the stage is about 10 or 12 feet off of the floor, so if you’re in the front pit, you really can’t see very much. We had a very, very good view.

After we were situated, I had Jay hold down the spot, and I went with Terry to see if any of us got after show passes. Unfortunately, we didn’t. That minor setback aside, I decided to piss away $3 on a Coke.

The first band to hit the stage was a band called Killin Machine. They were some local group. They were merely OK. After a long delay Fireball Ministry hit the stage. They were pretty good, surprisingly so. They weren’t terribly interesting though. They played for thirty or forty minutes. After another lengthy delay Anthrax hit the stage. That was the first time I heard Anthrax, and I was no impressed at all. It was 60 minutes of noise that gave me a rather nice headache. And whoever gave their drummer a double bass needs to be shot. Really.

Finally at 10:26 PM (there was a clock back stage that I could see from the angle I was at, so I’m going by it) Dio hit the stage with the “Killing the Dragon” that went into a smashing “One More for the Road.” I think Master of the Moon is a great album, so I was quite happy to hear this as the opener. I thought they did a great job with the song. The mix was a little off at this point, Craig was pretty buried, but by the time they launched into “Sign of the Southern Cross” things were sorted out.

I’ve never been a huge fan of “Sign of the Southern Cross” and if I had to pick one Dio song as overrated, it’d be this, but I couldn’t deny the song last night. It was fantastic. Craig and the boys nailed it. I actually liked it in shortened form, because I think the song in the studio was a bit longer winded then necessary. From Sign, Simon started “Stargazer” off with its unmistakable drum intro. Stargazer too was amazing, it’s crazy how punch Dio still packs with his voice. He can still sing it like he did nearly 30 years ago. Amazing.

“Stand Up And Shout” was up next, and was much more energized then the version of Evil or Divine (my Dio concert benchmark.) Drum solos usually bore me, but I liked Simon’s 1812 Overture solo, that was pretty cool. I had forgotten “Don’t Talk to Strangers” was on the set list, and I was really glad to hear that as it’s one of my favorites, and I think it works quite well live, with this concert being no exception.

“The Eyes” was the next (and last) song to be played from Master of the Moon. It has sure evolved since Gothenburg. I was telling Terry after the show that I thought it sounded a lot better now then it did on the European bootlegs. It sounds like the band tweaked it a bit, and it really worked well last night. The chanting part at the end is a nice touch live.

“Killing the Dragon” was fast and furious as usual. Craig played it about the same as Aldrich. “Man on the Silver Mountain” is so much better in normal-mode instead of super-fast mode. I could never get into the fast version of it live, I think it needs to be played at its original speed for best results. And played at original speed it was. Craig can really nail Blackmore’s solos, and Man on the Silver Mountain is no exception. Following this was a guitar solo from Craig, that was pretty good. I like guitar solos, and Craig definitely showed that he knew what he was doing.

“Long Live Rock and Roll” is not one of my favorite songs, but again, like Sign of the Southern Cross, the band did such a good job, I couldn’t help but completely love it. After Long Live, Dio brought up on stage a little boy that was in the front. He was wearing an Iron Maiden Piece of Mind t-shirt, and Dio and him gave the sign as Dio announced that the next song was for him. “Rock and Roll Children” sounded great, I much prefer the full song over the medley (like on the Sacred Heart video.)

I had been anticipating the next song all evening. “Gates of Babylon” was probably definitely one of the highlights of the show. Once again, Craig nailed everything, PERFECTLY. It was fantastic. Dio was belting it out like a possessed banshee, as my audio of this should prove.

One of the best one-two punches of heavy metal live was up next... “Holy Diver” and “Heaven and Hell.” Both flawless. There was one moment of tension during Heaven and Hell when some ass hole in the front through a cup of beer on Craig and his guitar during the solo. Craig was visibly pissed and was shouting at the audience in the front. He never stopped playing, and he seemed to play with a lot of aggressiveness through the rest of the song (which sounded great!) I was really surprised by how the band handled it. They never stopped, or mentioned it. Just took it like the professionals they are. Very cool. I can’t even imagine Bruce Dickinson’s reaction to something like that...

For encores we got “The Last in Line”, “Rainbow in the Dark”, and “We Rock.” “Neon Knights” was sadly absent, but it didn’t matter, as the band’s performance throughout the evening was flawless.

I do not understand the people that don’t like Craig. He was amazing. He nailed everything. Blackmore, Iommi, Campbell, and his own stuff. His performance was nothing short of impressive, and I honestly think he’s a better fit for Dio then Aldrich. In fact in the battle of Evil or Divine vs. October 8, 2004. October 8 easily wins. The band never lost any steam, Dio’s voice never lost any power, and Craig just played his ass off.

Rudy is a great addition as well. He is so much more animated than old man Bain. He actually looks like he enjoys what’s he doing, and he was very enthusiastic. He’s got his bass on his head, or behind his back, and he’s never missing any notes. I really hope Rudy sticks around. Scott Warren didn’t looked pissed off at all during the performance. He even came out and shook Ronnie’s hand when Dio was naming the band members. Simon held his own and did great last night as well.

After the show Jay and I followed Terry out back behind the club. We probably talked to Terry for close to an hour. He’s a cool guy, and I gotta say we’re both happy we got to meet and him talk to him, and Jay and I owe him thanks for giving us the information on Harpo’s. Since we’d never been there before we both had a lot of questions, and Terry was very helpful.

While waiting in the parking lot, security tried to scare us a way a few times, saying the band wouldn’t be appearing to sign autographs, but fortunately we stayed.

EvilCheeseWedge
10-09-2004, 06:15 PM
The show got over after midnight, and after waiting about 2 hours, Rudy appeared. He went to the bus pretty quickly, but not before signing some autographs. He signed Master of the Moon, and Ozzy Osbourne’s Tribute for me. Jay took a picture of him signing my stuff, but his hair was blowing all over the place and you can’t really see him. Rudy was pretty quiet.

Simon was the next to appear. He signed Master of the Moon and AC/DC’s Blow Up Your Video for me. He was a really nice guy, and he didn’t have a Sharpie, so I handed him my silver one. He was trying to sign Master of the Moon, but he was having some troubles, “You’re pen doesn’t seem to work.” Then he got it to work, “I guess I don’t work...” He was a really nice guy, shook my hand and everything. Unfortunately I didn’t get a picture with Simon.

Craig and Dio were out next. Craig, and I have to stress this, is a really, really nice guy. I figured he would for sure be in a bad mood after the beer incident, but he wasn’t at all. He’s soft spoken, and very polite. I asked him to sign Master of the Moon, and he did, I thanked him for a great show, and he shook my hand saying that he really appreciated that. I had brought along my pickguard from my SG for him to sign, but I had forgotten about it... so later on I went up to him again, and he signed it, and posed for a picture with me, and shook my hand again. What a great guy. I have a lot of respect for Craig. I always liked his playing, but last night it was flawless, and then he was such a nice guy.

We had to wait quite a while to see Dio, but there was no hurry. Jay and I were pretty close to him for quite some time while we were waiting. Somebody asked Dio where his Website was, and he said “ronniejamesdio.com, of course. I’ve never been to my sight, although people have told me it’s been under construction for the last fifty years!” I told him that they just recently put a nice Website up there, and he was happy to hear that.

Dio was 100% class. At 2:30 AM on a cold Detroit morning, he signed my Mob Rules vinyl, Master of the Moon, and Magica for Aerosmitten (which he signed to her.) He asked what my name was so he could put in Master, and I said, "James" (it's true, that's my name!) and he said, "How do you spell that!?" He then posed for a picture with Jay and I. I had actually brought a lot of album covers, but I didn’t want to waste his time with them, so I just had them in a little bag off to the side. He saw them, and asked if I would like all of those signed too. I said I didn’t want to waste his time any longer, and that I was grateful that he was out here at 2:30 signing stuff. He actually seemed kind of annoyed, he insisted that he sign them, saying it might be my last chance, and that’d he stay out there all night signing stuff if need be. His assistance seemed pretty happy I didn’t get all the covers signed though. Dio was such a nice guy, we talked to him for a bit. Jay said he should come back to Toledo, and he said, “Toledo used to be a hard rock town, I don’t know what happen.” He asked if “IOT is still there.” That’s our local classic rock station, and it indeed is still here, and I told him they play his stuff quite a bit, and he said “They always have been good to me.” We promised him we’d revive Toledo’s hard rock ;)

We headed out of there around 2:45, and I pulled in my driveway at 4:45 AM. What an experience. Meeting Dio truly is life changing. He is such a nice guy all the way through, it’s just phenomenal. I can’t sing enough praises. The fact that he played for nearly two hours, and was willing to stand out there past 2:30 AM in the cold (and on and off rain) signing stuff is amazing. Especially when you consider he’s not very young anymore, and that he had a gig that day in Chicago. There was still quite a few people there waiting to meet him when we left at 2:45 AM.

Anyways, the whole thing was a truly amazing experience. Below is some links to pictures from last night, along with some audio. I’ll have more audio soon. The setlist is below too.

Intro-Killing The Drago
One More For The Road
Sign Of The Southern Cross-Stargazer
Stand Up And Shout
Drum Solo
Dont Talk to Strangers
The Eyes
Killing The Dragon
Man On The Silver Mountain
Guitar Solo
Long Live Rock And Roll-Man On The Silver Mountain
Rock And Roll Children
Gates Of Babylon
Holy Diver
Heaven And Hell
Last In Line
Rainbow In The Dark
We Rock

My recording of "Gates of Babylon" from this concert. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLbcqRYHcFg)

http://liquidvolt.com/james/dio.png

hot_turkey_ed
10-09-2004, 06:17 PM
Thanks for reposting that here!

I'm doing a runner to Anaheim for mine. DAMN IT! I CAN'T WAIT FOR OCT 27TH NOW! :party:

EvilCheeseWedge
10-09-2004, 06:19 PM
Anytime :rockdevil

Take a listen to "Gates of Babylon" - if that doesn't get you pumped... :bouville:

HECHO EN MEXICO
10-09-2004, 09:06 PM
Thanks for reposting that here!

I'm doing a runner to Anaheim for mine. DAMN IT! I CAN'T WAIT FOR OCT 27TH NOW! :party:
HECHO WILL KICK NU-METAL ASS W/TURK.

WorldSlavery82
10-09-2004, 10:02 PM
great review :rockdevil

EvilCheeseWedge
10-10-2004, 05:37 PM
Thanks :)

Here's more audio from the show...

One More for the Road (http://www.liquidvolt.com/james/dio/road.mp3)
The Eyes (http://www.liquidvolt.com/james/dio/eyes.mp3)

EvilCheeseWedge
10-08-2005, 08:33 PM
A whole year without Dio :(

He needs to tour here. Now. :hmm:

Maideneer
10-08-2005, 08:38 PM
Agreed. Fuck Russia. Come home.

EvilCheeseWedge
10-08-2005, 08:39 PM
Agreed. Fuck Russia. Come home.

:party:

Maideneer
10-08-2005, 08:42 PM
And go on tour with Overkill.

ADD
10-09-2005, 11:02 AM
And go on tour with Overkill.
:drool:

JRA
10-09-2005, 02:49 PM
What happened to playing all of Holy Diver?

KerryKingsBeard
10-09-2005, 02:50 PM
What happened to playing all of Holy Diver?
This is October 8, 2004

MetalDrummer888
10-09-2005, 03:18 PM
What happened to playing all of Holy Diver?

i had a dream last night where they came to the usa playing al of holy diver :eyes:

KerryKingsBeard
10-09-2005, 03:27 PM
i had a dream last night where they came to the usa playing al of holy diver :eyes:
I hope your dream comes true

JRA
10-09-2005, 03:48 PM
This is October 8, 2004


Oh shit. :bricks: :lol: :lol:

KerryKingsBeard
10-09-2005, 03:52 PM
Oh shit. :bricks: :lol: :lol:
It happens :stoned: :blaze:

MetalDrummer888
10-09-2005, 04:32 PM
I hope your dream comes true

so do i . . . the other part of the dream was that doug was playing . . . that part is coming true, so maybe the rest will


btw doug on next dio album :drool:

EvilCheeseWedge
10-09-2005, 07:54 PM
so do i . . . the other part of the dream was that doug was playing . . . that part is coming true, so maybe the rest will


btw doug on next dio album :drool:

Don't clog my thread with nonsense.

MetalDrummer888
10-09-2005, 08:27 PM
Don't clog my thread with nonsense.

:D

EvilCheeseWedge
10-09-2005, 08:30 PM
:D

Seriously though, I doubt Doug will play on another Dio album. Mainly because he has said he is commited to Whitesnake. So unless something changes there (hasn't yet) - I wouldn't count on it. That said, I have no idea who will be on the next Dio album, and I sort of doubt it will be Goldy at this point.

EvilCheeseWedge
05-16-2013, 03:55 PM
Bumping this, because:

1. Dio
2. I updated the long broken link to audio I recorded of this gig. It points to YouTube now. Specifically, here. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLbcqRYHcFg) ("Gates of Babylon")

Otherwise, the post is unchanged and represents whatever the hell seventeen year old me was trying to accomplish.

RIP Dio :light:

IrritatedTrout
05-16-2013, 04:05 PM
I wish I had had the chance to see Dio solo. :(

EvilCheeseWedge
05-16-2013, 04:06 PM
I wish I had had the chance to see Dio solo. :(

Yeah :( Did you see Heaven & Hell though? Because man, they were fucking sick too :rocker:

But with the solo band, he definitely played more intimate venues.

IrritatedTrout
05-16-2013, 04:09 PM
Yep, saw Heaven & Hell three times. The last of which was in Baltimore in 2009, just a handful of shows before Dio's final show in Atlantic City. Me and my friends were on the rail directly in front of Dio, it was amazing.

EvilCheeseWedge
05-16-2013, 04:11 PM
Yep, saw Heaven & Hell three times. The last of which was in Baltimore in 2009, just a handful of shows before Dio's final show in Atlantic City. Me and my friends were on the rail directly in front of Dio, it was amazing.

Shit. That's amazing. :horns:

anomynous
05-16-2013, 05:17 PM
How could you not have heard Anthrax before this?



Granted it was during the shitty Bush era, but still.

Sanitarium78
05-16-2013, 05:19 PM
So, was this thread brought back to life since today marks 3 years since Dio died?

EvilCheeseWedge
05-16-2013, 05:24 PM
How could you not have heard Anthrax before this?

Granted it was during the shitty Bush era, but still.

Because I was only 17 and listened to strictly traditional metal at that point: Black Sabbath, Dio, Iron Maiden, Queensryche, Judas Priest, etc. Later that year I bought my first Megadeth album, and not long after even Anthrax, who I enjoy just fine now.

When I was younger, I gave a lot of things bad reviews simply because I hadn't been exposed to stuff yet. But to be honest, if you don't like thrash metal, 60 minutes of loud in your face thrash is kind of a drag. That's where I was at 17. By 18, I wouldn't have complained about Anthrax ;)

So, was this thread brought back to life since today marks 3 years since Dio died?

Yes :light:

But also, I did finally add the audio back. There's been a broken link on that post here for like 8 years :lol:

El Gordo
05-16-2013, 07:12 PM
Because I was only 17 and listened to strictly traditional metal at that point: Black Sabbath, Dio, Iron Maiden, Queensryche, Judas Priest, etc. Later that year I bought my first Megadeth album, and not long after even Anthrax, who I enjoy just fine now.

When I was younger, I gave a lot of things bad reviews simply because I hadn't been exposed to stuff yet. But to be honest, if you don't like thrash metal, 60 minutes of loud in your face thrash is kind of a drag. That's where I was at 17. By 18, I wouldn't have complained about Anthrax ;)


And more to your point, it was 2004, not 2013... the internet wasn't exactly what it is now. You didn't have every single band at your fingertips. In a lot of ways I think it was better that way. Anyway, I miss Dio. I saw him live three times, once solo and twice with H&H, and that little dude could fucking wail. I still get chills listening to certain songs sung by RJD.

Wrecking Crew
05-17-2013, 09:37 AM
Yeah :( Did you see Heaven & Hell though? Because man, they were fucking sick too :rocker:

But with the solo band, he definitely played more intimate venues.

They don't get any more intimate than a bar in Pocatello, Idaho where I saw Dio back in '94 on the Strange Highways tour. I was glad someone was actually coming to that small nowhere town that I lived in then, which had been ignored by everyone (and still is to this day) since the '80s. Great show, I wish I hadn't got quite so hammered at it though. I recall he opened with Jesus, Mary and the Holy Ghost and hit all the classics.

JRA
05-17-2013, 09:43 AM
I Saw Heaven & Hell on the Metal Masters tour. Twas fun, but Priest were better.

El Gordo
05-17-2013, 10:07 AM
I Saw Heaven & Hell on the Metal Masters tour. Twas fun, but Priest were better.

Really? When I saw that tour, H&H blew Priest right off the stage!

JRA
05-17-2013, 10:25 AM
Nah, they played the lame Time Machine. Out of all the great songs from Dehumanizer, you pick that one? Really?

Plus Priest had played their rarities set that evening.

EvilCheeseWedge
05-17-2013, 12:04 PM
They don't get any more intimate than a bar in Pocatello, Idaho where I saw Dio back in '94 on the Strange Highways tour. I was glad someone was actually coming to that small nowhere town that I lived in then, which had been ignored by everyone (and still is to this day) since the '80s. Great show, I wish I hadn't got quite so hammered at it though. I recall he opened with Jesus, Mary and the Holy Ghost and hit all the classics.

Damn, that's awesome. I actually really like Strange Highways. That was an interesting era for Dio. Sounds like an awesome experience.

Anyways, as for the Judas Priest/H&H thing, I didn't see the Metal Masters tour, but I will say the H&H 2007 set list was better, in my opinion. Dropping "Computer God" and "After All" for "Time Machine" is not a great move...

bennythedog
05-17-2013, 01:35 PM
I saw him at a place that maybe held 800 people for the Angry Machines tour (which was 1996). It was packed but we stood 4-5 feet from the stage. it mas magica (see what I did there). The best part was that he recorded it and put it out on CD. Here's the entire show! It was a killer set!!

Track listing for Dio: Inferno - Last In Live

All lyrics written by Ronnie James Dio, music as stated.
Disc one
No. Title Length
1. "Intro" 1:36
2. "Jesus, Mary & the Holy Ghost" (Ronnie James Dio, Tracy G, Jeff Pilson) 3:27
3. "Straight Through the Heart" (Dio, Jimmy Bain) 5:48
4. "Don't Talk to Strangers" (Dio) 6:03
5. "Holy Diver" (Dio) 4:59
6. "Drum Solo" 4:02
7. "Heaven and Hell" (Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward) 7:29
8. "Double Monday" (Dio, G, Vinny Appice) 3:18
9. "Stand Up and Shout" (Dio, Bain) 4:08
10. "Hunter of the Heart" (Dio, G, Appice) 5:15
Disc two
No. Title Length
1. "Mistreated/Catch the Rainbow" (Ritchie Blackmore/David Coverdale; Dio/Blackmore) 10:11
2. "Guitar Solo" 3:39
3. "The Last in Line" (Dio, Vivian Campbell, Bain) 6:54
4. "Rainbow in the Dark" (Dio, Campbell, Bain, Appice) 4:56
5. "The Mob Rules" (Dio, Butler, Iommi) 3:37
6. "Man on the Silver Mountain" (Dio, Blackmore) 2:11
7. "Long Live Rock and Roll" (Dio, Blackmore) 4:14
8. "We Rock" (Dio) 5:40

Actual you tube's of show...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KvheTyErnw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye43ZiNPtS8

hot_turkey_ed
05-17-2013, 02:17 PM
1. Master Of Moon Tour... I can still see images of Dio in my head from his Anaheim show ... I still listen to the cd a lot ... very good memories... Anthax on the other hand... the memories that stuck with me later.. the mighty Anthrax with very little stage to work with (as the 2nd opener on the bill.. Fireball Ministry, being the first ) .. plus I remember the silly pentagram shirts they were wearing (posing with) .. like Anthrax is evil at all.

2. Heaven & Hell w/ Judas Priest...one of my unwritten shows probably ... I remember H&H being the highlight of my night, way more than the Judas Priest set. I was somewhere down front down at Shoreline Amphitheater .. center section (102) in like the 3rd or 4th row ... watching Geezer for a hour that close was like a master bass class ... plus it 4 or 5 years since the Master Of The Moon .. so I was definitely missing Dio at that point. Same reaction as others.. how the hell could this little smiling guy do what he did? Totally miss Dio.

TiradesOfTruth
05-17-2013, 03:32 PM
Awesome review! But I can't stand Harpos anymore lol

PowerMaiden
05-17-2013, 06:00 PM
I saw him 9 times, all solo.. they were all really amazing in their own way... one thing I can say that is the most amazing thing for me he ever did, was stealing a show from the mighty Iron Maiden.

it was on the Metal Mania tour (The Virtual 11 tour) , in the summer of 1998,bill was supossed to be Dirty Deeds (a Steve Harris promoted band), W.A.S.P. , Dio and Maiden, pretty good line-up uhh ... but Blackie never showed up, they pretended a border problem or something... what a jackass ... anyway, that night was all Dio ... I was there for Maiden of course but man did he outstaged them,... he and the band was amazing... He came on and it was pourring rain (it was an outside show at a tennis stadium) then after a few amazing songs the intro to Children Of The Sea started and I swear to god there was a ray of sunshine that perce the sky and went right at him, shivers down the spine moment, it was magic...he was signing it so pÍrfectly ...

anyway, that was such an amazing show... and then Maiden came on with Blaze and after the blistering opening song (Futureal) wow that was promising... then ,, yeah ... there we were, 10 minutes of ''Don't You Think I Can Save Your ...'' ...

yeah Dio was great that night

didn't catch a H&H show :(

but my favourite Dio show has to be the Sacred Heart tour in '85 at the old Montreal Forum. In the league of the Maiden, Priest and Sabbath at the time as far as production goes, giant Crystal Ball, the big castle and the Dragon, giant spider ... the lazers ... ect ... plus all those awesomes songs... wow that was an awesome show, still my favourite Dio gig I ever saw

setlist was short but stellar


Like the Beat of a Heart
2. Don't Talk to Strangers
3. Hungry for Heaven
4. The Last in Line
5. Holy Diver
6. Heaven and Hell
7. Sacred Heart
8. Rock 'n' Roll Children
9. Long Live Rock 'n' Roll
10. Man on the Silver Mountain
11. Stand Up and Shout

encores:

12. Rainbow in the Dark
13. We Rock


R.I.P. Ronnie, I miss you
Cheers !
PowerMaiden

Wrecking Crew
05-20-2013, 07:53 AM
but my favourite Dio show has to be the Sacred Heart tour in '85 at the old Montreal Forum. In the league of the Maiden, Priest and Sabbath at the time as far as production goes, giant Crystal Ball, the big castle and the Dragon, giant spider ... the lazers ... ect ... plus all those awesomes songs... wow that was an awesome show, still my favourite Dio gig I ever saw

You may be interested to know the concert video of this tour is coming out on blu-ray and DVD next week. I remember seeing the VHS of this back in the '80s and it looked like quite the spectacle.

Sanitarium78
05-20-2013, 08:39 AM
You may be interested to know the concert video of this tour is coming out on blu-ray and DVD next week. I remember seeing the VHS of this back in the '80s and it looked like quite the spectacle.

It's been available on DVD for a long time. I've had my copy for a number of years now.

PowerMaiden
05-20-2013, 08:47 AM
It's been available on DVD for a long time. I've had my copy for a number of years now.

this, but thanks anyway


Cheers !
PowerMaiden

bennythedog
05-20-2013, 12:45 PM
I have the VHS version! ;-)

EvilCheeseWedge
05-21-2013, 08:20 AM
The new BluRay/DVD version is a lot better though. It's from the original film, and is actually longer, featuring more songs. The original was edited to fit VHS, and that's the one they put on DVD a few years back. The running order is proper for the concert now too. The BluRay is $14 on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Finding-Sacred-Heart-Philly-Blu-ray/dp/B00CA4S0FQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1369149600&sr=8-1&keywords=dio+bluray). I couldn't say no to that...

New:

1. Draco Ignis
2. King Of Rock And Roll
3. Like The Beat Of A Heart
4. Don't Talk To Strangers
5. Hungry For Heaven
6. Medley: The Last In Line / Children Of The Sea / Holy Diver / The Last In Line (reprise)
7. Drum Solo
8. Heaven And Hell
9. Keyboard Solo
10. Guitar Solo
11. Sacred Heart
12. Medley: Rock 'n' Roll Children / Long Live Rock 'n' Roll / Man On The Silver Mountain / Rock 'n' Roll Children (reprise)
13. Time To Burn
14. Stand Up And Shout
15. Rainbow In The Dark
16. We Rock

Old:

1. Intro (Draco Ignis)
2. King Of Rock And Roll
3. Time To Burn
4. The Last In Line
5. Holy Diver
6. The Last In Line (reprise)
7. Heaven And Hell
8. Sacred Heart
9. Rock 'N' Roll Children
10. Long Live Rock 'N' Roll
11. Man On The Silver Mountain
12. Rock 'N' Roll Children (reprise)
13. Rainbow In The Dark
14. Hungry For Heaven

Wrecking Crew
05-21-2013, 12:23 PM
It's been available on DVD for a long time. I've had my copy for a number of years now.

Doh, I didn't scroll past the first Amazon listing. I guess my ignorance will pay off since the new version sounds better, wish this kind of blu-ray re-release would happen with a lot more '80s concert videos.