HEAVEN AND HELL drummer Vinny Appice (ex-BLACK SABBATH, DIO) has posted the following message on his web site:"The U.S. tour has ended. Our thanks go out to ALICE COOPER, QUEENSRŸCHE and to all the fans who came out and spent the evenings with us!! This so far has been an amazing world tour! Mid-October we move on to Japan for four shows and Singapore for one show. The UK is our final leg of the tour with ICED EARTH and LAMB OF GOD on the bill. It's great to end the tour where the roots of BLACK SABBATH started and heavy metal was born." HEAVEN AND HELL played the final show of its U.S. tour with tour with ALICE COOPER and QUEENSRŸCHE on October 6 at the Verizon Wireless in Irvine, California. Before the encore, Indie 103.1's Full Metal Jackie presented the band with gold plaques on stage to honor U.S. sales in excess of 25,000 copies of the group's "Live at Radio City Music Hall" DVD. Vocalist Ronnie James Dio thanked the fans for their support, then dedicated the encore song ("Neon Knights") to veteran KNAC DJ Tawn Mastrey, who died last week of liver failure brought on by hepatitis C.
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