Any T-Metalheads out there plan to catch Sabbath freshly reunited with Dio this summer? I caught this show last Thursday at the Tsongas Arena in Lowell. It was unbelievable. Machine Head and Megadeth were the supporting acts. Everything was perfect.
Dio’s voice is practically as it was when he was 20. Tony Iommi hasn’t lost a thing and Geezer Butler is a bassist in God’s own image. He isn’t a primadonna and he knows how to support the song without trying to be a central feature (ahem, Les Claypool.) Dio’s every bit as haunting as he ever was.
I had to stay up the rest of the night (11:30-5:43) wandering around North Billerica (an empty, dumpy suburb with nothing to do.) The all-nighter was miserable, after the concert, but worth it. Symphony X in three days (it’s in New York City, so I’ll have something to do afterwards!)