Heaven and Hell 2007 Tour

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Heaven & Hell 2007 Tour
World tour by Heaven & Hell
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Australian tour poster
Associated album The Dio Years
Start date11 March 2007
End date18 November 2007
No. of shows98
Heaven & Hell concert chronology

The Heaven and Hell 2007 Tour was a global concert tour by Heaven & Hell in support of Black Sabbath's The Dio Years compilation CD. [1] [2]

Concert tour series of concerts by a single artist in different venues

A concert tour is a series of concerts by an artist or group of artists in different cities, countries or locations. Often concert tours are named to differentiate different tours by the same artist and to associate a specific tour with a particular album or product. Especially in the popular music world, such tours can become large-scale enterprises that last for several months or even years, are seen by hundreds of thousands or millions of people, and bring in millions of dollars in ticket revenues. A performer who embarks on a concert tour is called a touring artist.

Heaven & Hell (band) American band

Heaven & Hell were an English-American heavy metal band active from 2006 to 2010. The band was a collaboration featuring Black Sabbath founding members Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler along with former Black Sabbath members Ronnie James Dio and Vinny Appice.

Black Sabbath British heavy metal band

Black Sabbath were an English rock band, formed in Birmingham in 1968, by guitarist and main songwriter Tony Iommi, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler, drummer Bill Ward, and singer Ozzy Osbourne. Black Sabbath are often cited as pioneers of heavy metal music. The band helped define the genre with releases such as Black Sabbath (1970), Paranoid (1970), and Master of Reality (1971). The band had multiple line-up changes, with Iommi being the only constant member throughout its history.



The idea for a 2007 Heaven & Hell concert tour was brought about when Rhino records informed Tony Iommi's management that they would like to include previously unreleased material for the Dio Years compilation. [3] After it emerged that no suitable material was available, Iommi contacted Dio and suggested they record some new songs together. [3] After the successful recording sessions, the band decided to tour. [3]

Rhino Entertainment American record company; subsidiary of Warner Music Group

Rhino Entertainment Company is an American specialty record label and production company founded in 1978. It is currently the catalog division for Warner Music Group. Its current CEO is Mark Pinkus.

Tony Iommi British guitarist

Anthony Frank Iommi is an English guitarist, songwriter and producer. He was lead guitarist and one of the four founder members of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath. He was the band's primary composer and sole continual member for nearly five decades.

Sample Set list

The following is the Set list from Heaven & Hell's concert at Air Canada Centre in Toronto on 22 March 2007. [4]

Set list

A set list, or most commonly, setlist, is typically a handwritten or printed document that is created as a blueprint for a performance that lists the order of songs, jokes, stories or other performance elements that an artist intends to play, or has played, during a specific performance..

Toronto Provincial capital city in Ontario, Canada

Toronto is the provincial capital of Ontario and the most populous city in Canada, with a population of 2,731,571 in 2016. Current to 2016, the Toronto census metropolitan area (CMA), of which the majority is within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), held a population of 5,928,040, making it Canada's most populous CMA. Toronto is the anchor of an urban agglomeration, known as the Golden Horseshoe in Southern Ontario, located on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario. A global city, Toronto is a centre of business, finance, arts, and culture, and is recognized as one of the most multicultural and cosmopolitan cities in the world.

  1. "E5150"
  2. "After All (The Dead)"
  3. "The Mob Rules"
  4. "Children of the Sea"
  5. "Lady Evil"
  6. "The Sign Of the Southern Cross"
  7. "Voodoo"
  8. "The Devil Cried"
  9. "Computer God"
  10. "Falling Off the Edge of the World"
  11. "Shadow of the Wind"
  12. "Die Young"
  13. "Heaven and Hell"
  14. "Neon Knights"

Opening acts

Heaven & Hell had various support acts. In the US Queensrÿche and Alice Cooper [5] after Rob Zombie - who had been confirmed as a US opener - was replaced by Cooper., [6] though Alice Cooper was not actually an opening act, his Psycho-Drama tour dates were juxtaposed with theirs. Lamb Of God and Iced Earth were the supports at UK concerts. [7] Canadian dates were supported by Megadeth and Down. During the Australian tour, the band Down (band) led by ex Pantera lead singer Phil Anselmo were the supporting act.In May, Albany NY, Megadeth opened.

Queensrÿche American heavy metal band

Queensrÿche is an American heavy metal band. It formed in 1980 in Bellevue, Washington out of the local band The Mob. The band has released 15 studio albums, one EP, several DVDs, and continues to tour and record. The original lineup consisted of guitarists Michael Wilton and Chris DeGarmo, drummer Scott Rockenfield, bassist Eddie Jackson, and lead vocalist Geoff Tate.

Alice Cooper American rock singer, songwriter and musician

Alice Cooper is an American singer, songwriter, and actor whose career spans over fifty years. With his distinctive raspy voice and a stage show that features guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood, deadly snakes, baby dolls, and dueling swords, Cooper is considered by music journalists and peers alike to be "The Godfather of Shock Rock". He has drawn equally from horror films, vaudeville, and garage rock to pioneer a macabre and theatrical brand of rock designed to shock people.

Rob Zombie American singer and film director

Rob Zombie is an American musician and filmmaker. He is a founding member of the heavy metal band White Zombie, releasing four studio albums with the band. He is the older brother of Spider One, lead vocalist for American rock band Powerman 5000.

Tour DVD

Live from Radio City Music Hall was recorded on 30 March 2007. The show was the first American show the line-up performed in 15 years. [8]

<i>Live from Radio City Music Hall</i> 2007 live album by Heaven & Hell

Live from Radio City Music Hall is a double album by the group Heaven & Hell which was released in 2007. The set is a chronicle of the group's performance on March 30, 2007 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Tour dates

DateCityCountryVenueOpening act
11 March 2007 Vancouver, British Columbia Canada Pacific Coliseum *Down
13 March 2007 Edmonton Rexall Place
14 March 2007 Calgary Saddledome
16 March 2007 Regina, Saskatchewan Brandt Centre
18 March 2007 Winnipeg MTS Centre
20 March 2007 Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Steelback Centre
22 March 2007 Toronto Air Canada Centre
24 March 2007 London, Ontario John Labatt Centre
26 March 2007 Montreal Bell Centre
27 March 2007 Quebec City, Quebec Colisée Pepsi Arena
28 March 2007 Ottawa Ottawa Civic Centre
30 March 2007New York CityUnited States Radio City Music Hall
22 April 2007 Phoenix, Arizona Dodge Theatre *Megadeth
*Machine Head
24 April 2007 San Jose, California HP Pavilion at San Jose
25 April 2007 Inglewood, California The Forum
26 April 2007 Chula Vista, California Coors Amphitheatre
28 April 2007 Albuquerque, New Mexico Journal Pavilion
29 April 2007 Broomfield, Colorado Broomfield Events Center
1 May 2007 Selma, Texas Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
2 May 2007 The Woodlands, Texas Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
3 May 2007 Dallas Nokia Theater
5 May 2007 Hoffman Estates, Illinois Sears Center
6 May 2007 Minneapolis Target Center
8 May 2007 Cincinnati U.S. Bank Arena
10 May 2007 Philadelphia Wachovia Spectrum
12 May 2007 Cleveland Tower City Amphitheater
12 May 2007 Detroit Cobo Hall
14 May 2007 Albany, New York Times Union Center
15 May 2007 Uncasville, Connecticut Mohegan Sun Arena
17 May 2007 Lowell, Massachusetts Tsongas Arena
18 May 2007 Columbia, Maryland Merriweather Post Pavilion
19 May 2007 Holmdel, New Jersey PNC Bank Arts Center
2 June 2007 Winterthur Switzerland Eulachhalle
3 June 2007 Milan ItalyIdropark
6 June 2007 Copenhagen Denmark K.B. Hallen
7 June 2007 Sölvesborg Sweden Sweden Rock Festival
9 June 2007 Tampere Finland Sauna Open Air Metal Festival
10 June 2007 Helsinki Helsinki Ice Hall
16 June 2007 Biddinghuizen NetherlandsEvenemententerrein
17 June 2007 Offenbach am Main GermanyStadthalle
19 June 2007 Warsaw PolandTorwar
20 June 2007 Katowice Spodek
22 June 2007 Balingen Germany Messegelände
23 June 2007 Dessel BelgiumBoeretang
25 June 2007 Prague Czech Republic T-Mobile Arena
26 June 2007 Košice Slovakia Steel Aréna
28 June 2007 Kavarna Bulgaria Kaliakra Stadium
1 July 2007 Athens Greece Terra Vibe Park
4 July 2007 Budapest HungaryPetofi Hall
5 July 2007 Vienna AustriaRotundenplatz
7 July 2007 Montreux SwitzerlandStravinski Hall
2 August 2007 Perth Australia Challenge Stadium *Down
5 August 2007 Adelaide Thebarton Theatre
7 August 2007 Wollongong WIN Entertainment Centre
8 August 2007 Newcastle Newcastle Entertainment Centre
10 August 2007 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena
11 August 2007 Sydney Sydney Entertainment Centre
14 August 2007 Brisbane Brisbane Entertainment Centre
16 August 2007 Auckland New ZealandLogan Campbell Centre
30 August 2007 Mexico City Mexico Auditorio Nacional
31 August 2007 Guadalajara Arena VFG
1 September 2007 Monterrey Arena Monterrey
5 September 2007 Binghamton, New York United StatesBroome County Arena*Alice Cooper
7 September 2007 Uncasville, Connecticut Mohegan Sun Arena
8 September 2007 Wantagh, New York Jones Beach Amphitheatre
9 September 2007 Mansfield, Massachusetts Tweeter Center
11 September 2007 Reading, Pennsylvania Sovereign Center
14 September 2007 Tampa, Florida St. Pete Times Forum
15 September 2007 Sunrise, Florida BankAtlantic Center
16 September 2007 Orlando, Florida Amway Arena
19 September 2007 Corfu, New York Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
20 September 2007 Hamilton, Ontario Canada Copps Coliseum
22 September 2007 Hoffman Estates, Illinois United States Sears Centre
23 September 2007 St. Charles, Missouri Family Arena
25 September 2007 Greenwood Village, Colorado Coors Amphitheatre
28 September 2007 Reno, Nevada Reno Events Center
29 September 2007 Kelseyville, California Konocti Harbor
30 September 2007 Wheatland, California Sleep Train Amphitheatre
2 October 2007 Fresno, California Selland Arena
4 October 2007 Tucson, Arizona Anselmo Valencia Amphitheatre
5 October 2007 Paradise, Nevada Pearl Concert Theater
6 October 2007 Irvine, California Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
20 October 2007TokyoJapanLoud Park Festival
22 October 2007Forum
23 October 2007 Osaka Jo Hall
25 October 2007 Nagoya Civic Auditorium
27 October 2007 Singapore Singapore Fort Canning Park
4 November 2007 Newcastle upon Tyne United KingdomMetro Arena*Iced Earth
*Lamb of God
6 November 2007 Glasgow SECC
7 November 2007 Sheffield Hallam FM Arena
9 November 2007 Manchester Evening News Arena
10 November 2007London Wembley Arena
11 November 2007 Brighton The Brighton Centre
13 November 2007 Birmingham NEC
14 November 2007 Cardiff International Arena
15 November 2007 Nottingham Nottingham Arena
17 November 2007 Plymouth Plymouth Pavilions
18 November 2007 Bournemouth Bournemouth International Centre

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