Eyellusion signs with touring giant APA
We’re beyond thrilled to announce that Eyellusion has signed with Agency for the Performing Arts (APA) and partner (AND touring management legend) Steve Martin for all of our forthcoming touring productions. That’s DIO Returns, Bizarre World of Frank Zappa, Glenn Gould and more to be announced. Steve booked DIO way back in the day and having him back as part of the family is amazing, to say the least.
Billboard broke the news. Check it out below featuring an interview with Eyellusion CEO Jeff Pezzuti and link out for the full story!
Hologram Company Behind Dio and Zappa Tours Signs With APA: Exclusive
Eyellusion will be represented by music icon Steve Martin.
Eyellusion, the hologram company behind touring shows for Ronnie James Dio, Frank Zappa and pianist Glenn Gould has signed with the Agency for the Performing Arts, represented by agency partner Steve Martin.
Launched in 2015 by Jeff Pezzuti with partners that include Zappa’s son Ahmet Zappa and Dio’s widow Wendy Dio, Eyellusion first presented the Dio hologram at Wacken music festival in Germany and then made the U.S. premiere at the Pollstar Awards in 2017 in Los Angeles.
“That’s actually where I met Steve Martin and we began talking about touring plans for Dio,” which is set to hit over a 100 cities in 2019 with an accompanying live five-person band, a first in live music.
“The big question when we first toured Dio through Europe was ‘Is anyone actually going to show up?'” Pezzuti tells Billboard. “We sold out the last three shows in Europe and we did really, really well. We’re such believers in what we were doing and we’re all such massive fans — in my sixth grade class picture, I’m wearing a Dio shirt, so you can imagine taking this all the way across the finish line has been a dream come true.”