Throwback Concert: Dio at New Haven Coliseum 1985

Throwback Concert: Dio at New Haven Coliseum 1985

99.1 PLR celebrates 50 years! This week we are celebrating another great year in our history: 1985!

That year PLR presented Dio at New Haven Coliseum. Ronnie James Dio hit the road in ’85 to support his third studio album, “Sacred Heart,” which featured such singles as Rock ‘n’ Roll Children, Hungry for Heaven and King of Rock and Roll. Joining Dio at the Coliseum was special guest Rough Cutt.

Today we look back when Dio rocked New Haven in 1985…



Tour: Sacred Heart

Special Guest: Rough Cutt

Saturday September 14, 1985

New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Ticket Price: $13.50

Band Lineup: Ronnie James Dio, Vivian Campbell, Jimmy Bain, Claude Schnell, Vinny Appice


  1. King of Rock and Roll
  2. Like the Beat of a Heart
  3. Don’t Talk to Strangers
  4. Hungry for Heaven
  5. The Last In Line
  6. Holy Diver
  7. Drum Solo
  8. Heaven and Hell (Black Sabbath cover)
  9. Guitar Solo
  10. Keyboard Solo
  11. Sacred Heart
  12. Rock ‘n’ Roll Children
  13. Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll (Rainbow cover)
  14. Man on the Silver Mountain (Rainbow cover)
  15. Sand Up and Shout
  16. Rainbow in the Dark (encore)
  17. We Rock (encore)



PLR Backstage Meet and Greet with Dio


Check out these live clips of Dio in 1985