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Mistreated, perfect strangers, difficult to cure, child in time, burn all fantastic. Ritchie soloing freely and more inventively. Also band clearly developing tighter and fuller sound. You can see where hesh trying to develop some songs so it's not just a cover version. Also nice to see that each show is bespoke.
Took a good few songs to get into it. Lots of !@#$ in the audience distracted me for the first couple of songs. Temple was awkward because Romero hardly sang and audience not warmed up enough to sing it for him. Street of dreams wasn't too shabby.


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When we discussed the show with our group of friends, we found out that we are separated to three groups - one group totally loved it, one group totally hated it and one group was somewhere in the middle - and that´s where I was.

I´ll start with one little news you never read before - all shows from this tour were recorded (Candice uploaded one pic with a hint about that) and Memories In Rock III is planned. Not surprising news, but still news (hope that some stuff from Prague will appear there).

Regarding the show - it´s simply mixed bag of stuff which is really exceptional and outstanding with stuff where it simply dont work at all. Semi-instrumental Temple Of The King was nice surprise, Street Of Dreams wasnt the strongest moment, but in case of unrehearsed track, it sounded surprisingly well, but honestly - I´m not big fan of that song. What surprised me was absence of All Night Long (it would be great crowd pleaser). There is one thing which is obvious - they made a huge step forward since very first 2016 shows, but it still may be much better, it has much stronger potential - if the strongest moment of the night would be "main level" of the show, it would be really good band. As I said at our meeting after the show - they have really strong moments and also they have some really weak moments, and for me, one of the weakest one was final encore... Burn should be dropped - it´s played way too slow, changing the riff is really annoying and Ritchie really struggle with that solo part (there is one part where guitarist and keyboard player simply "must" play in perfect unisono and it didnt work at all).

About band members, Bob and David didnt "bother" me as I was worried, Ronnie is fine (but a bit generic - he has no unique "quality" or character in his voice) rock singer - he is fine with Dio material, but weak with IG´s stuff (Strangers was very bad). Musically the strongest guy in a band is Jens - his playing was great...

The strong moments:
Stargazer, improvised long solo part in Child In Time, Mistreated

P.S.: I have to admit that at one moment I was a bit worried (I was seated at tribune but relatively close to the stage) about the concert, because something very unusual happened - photographers were in the pit ALL THE TIME - throughout the WHOLE show, not just for first two or three songs - and once Ritchie kneeled to the stage and he gently slapped a security guy in front of stage after fifth or 6th song and later talked to Ronnie and pointed to the photographers. But they stayed there all night long. emoticon

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As I read concert reviews, reception is very mixed. From positive reviews to very harsh.

Positive one:
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Bad one:
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(I dont agree with main critical point - where I was, the sound was pretty good, but soundwise O2 Arena is very difficult venue)

I would probably agree with this one:
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Thanks ptr. Good to hear that you (half) enjoyed it.

I agree about Burn being weak but in Berlin I thought it was the riff that RB struggled with, not the solo part.

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I agree with Big J. I also don't think that the speed of the song or the solo is a problem. The only problem is that RB struggles to play the riff properly for some reason, lol.
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I thought it sounded cool yesterday. Used to it being played like this now.

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prt, thanks for pointing out the improvised solo section of CIT, sounded like something RB would have done with JL.

If its true that TOTK and SOD were unrehearsed then it raises some significant questions. A couple of things surprise me, firstly the talk of more Rainbow and less DP was false and secondly I'm surprised that the all the songs weren't played a minimum of twice on tour (as this then provides an option to mix and match to have a best of MIR3).
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Agree about the deep purple comment. Also he said that hesh realised Dio era is most popular yet added JLT and Bonnet songs.
Anyway mistreated and child in time were great platforms to show that he still has some creativity.

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Thanks for the report ptr.
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I really enjoyed it, and I'm glad others felt there were really great moments, too.
I will post something more articulate in a day or two - still sightseeing and waiting for it all to sink in. But there is one comment I can make straightaway, because I felt the encore section was weakest, not because of Burn specifically (although Ritchie struggles here and there), but because it all felt rushed. And it was probably the same in Berlin, reading the posts others made. Now, if the trend is to have strict curfews at 11, they should make it a point to start at 8:30, instead of nine - this is not CalJam, we don't need the sun to set down.
What happened in Prague was that the started Smoke when it was already 10:45, and I have the impression they cut out a little section at the end reprising the riff, as well as cutting short the solo. They then left the stage and came back immediately after that to do just one encore - Burn.
I am pretty sure that, had they had no time limitations, something else, like Carry On Jon, could have been played before Burn.
They simply ran out of time and had to limit themselves, that's my impression.
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