I had been looking forward to Black Knights Rising's set as part of the Extreme Guitar Tour since it was announced a couple of months ago. It was originally billed with Mark Boals on vocals, so add in Craig Goldy on guitar and Vinny Appice on drums (along with Elliott Rubinson on Bass) and it pretty much looked like it would be a Dio Disciples show.
Dio Disciples has made The Chance a stop each year when they tour (hoping they come back later this year, I know they're doing M3 Fest in Maryland on May 1) and Goldy is a constant member and I've seen versions of the band with Boals and Appice. I was disappointed when I heard Boals was no longer on the tour and would be replaced with John West, but hoped he would live up to the task.
Well on Saturday, February 7, at the tour's stop at The Chance in Poughkeepsie I found I need not have worried. West was a great replacement for Boals and Rubinson was an excellent bassist.
The set was very similar to a Dio Disciples show with the added addition of some Deep Purple covers and some post-Dio era Rainbow. The band came on a few minutes after 9pm and played for just over an hour.
Here's the setlist and some photos from the show. Click on any of the photos to super size them.
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Death Alley Driver (Rainbow)
The Mob Rules (Black Sabbath)
Burn (Deep Purple)
Man On The Silver Mountain (Rainbow)
Stand Up and Shout (Dio)
Neon Knights (Black Sabbath)
Mistreated (Deep Purple)
Highway Star (Deep Purple)