Rhino Records and HEAVEN AND HELL will be giving away a special concert prize package to a lucky winner at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame and Museum's screening of the new "Live From Radio City Music Hall" DVD on August 29 in Cleveland, Ohio. The screening takes place from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and is sponsored by the Rock Hall, WJCU, WCSB, WRUW and Free Times magazine. Admission is free. The grand prize includes two tickets to see HEAVEN AND HELL (with ALICE COOPER and QUEENSRŸCHE) on September 19 at the Darien Lake Performing Arts Center near Buffalo, NY, backstage passes to meet the band, dinner with the crew and copies of the new DVD, CD and tour program. Other prizes to be given out at the screening include the special-edition box set version of "Live From Radio City Music Hall" (limited and available exclusively on line from Rhino.com on September 25) and a Radio City Music Hall special edition t-shirt made exclusively for the New York City concert (less than 300 were produced making this the rarest of HEAVEN AND HELL shirts!).
The event will be MC'd by Chris Emig, lead singer for Cleveland band CELLBOUND, who attended the Radio City concert and makes an appearance on the DVD. Special guest speaker proceeding the screening will be the DVD's producer Barry Ehrmann. The DVD will be shown in its entirety in the Rock Hall's fourth floor theater. Free HEAVEN AND HELL official band merchandise — including tour shirts (Shirt #1, Shirt #2, Shirt #3), 18-page full-color tour program with rare BLACK SABBATH photos, limited-edition 36"x 24" posters, and more — will be passed out at the end of the showing (while supplies last — limit one item per person). The Rock Hall encourages fans to arrive early as response has been very strong. Wristbands will be passed out beginning at 5 p.m. on the day of the event.
In other news, The Exchange, an independent record store chain with 21 stores in the Cleveland and Pittsburgh regions, will be offering a special sale price to fans for the new HEAVEN AND HELL release in support of the Rhino Records screening. The DVD will be on sale for the incredibly low price of $6.66 ($19.99 suggested list price) and the double CD set for only $9.99 ($19.98 suggested list price). The promotion begins Tuesday, August 28 at 10 a.m. and runs through Sunday, September 2 and is good at all Exchange locations. There is a limit of two DVDs and two CDs per customer. A similar promotion for BLACK SABBATH's "The Dio Years" CD earlier this year resulted in record sales numbers for the indie chain.
HEAVEN AND HELL's "Live From Radio City Music Hall" is the 2007 reunion of the BLACK SABBATH lineup of Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Vinny Appice captured on DVD at the band's sold-out performance on March 30, 2007 in New York City. The DVD will include the entire show shot in breathtaking HD, as well as a tour documentary and other bonus footage.