RollingStone Does A Dive Into The “DIO Returns” World Tour
RollingStone broke the news about the 80-100 date “DIO Returns” world tour, featuring the DIO Band! We are so excited to finally be able to announce what we’ve been working so hard on over the past year. More dates to come!
Ronnie James Dio Hologram Plots World Tour
“This gives [fans] a chance to experience [Dio live] without relying on the poor-quality videos on YouTube,” guitarist Craig Goldy says
After debuting at last year’s Wacken festival in Germany, a hologram of late heavy-metal singer Ronnie James Dio will set out on a world tour, backed by musicians who played with him, this fall. The trek, dubbed “Dio Returns,” will kick off with a European leg of performances in theaters on November 30th in Helsinki before hitting South America, Australia and Asia. The tour will arrive in the U.S. in the spring of 2018 and hit select festivals next summer.
“In 1986, for the Sacred Heart Tour, Ronnie and I created the Crystal Ball with Ronnie filmed and speaking in a suspended crystal ball effect, done with back projection, which was the closest we could get to a hologram,” the singer’s widow, Wendy Dio, tells Rolling Stone. “Ronnie was always wanting to experiment with new stage ideas and was a big Disney fan. With this said, I am sure he is giving us his blessing with this hologram project. It gives the fans that saw Ronnie perform an opportunity to see him again and new fans that never got to see him a chance to see him for the first time. We hope everyone will enjoy the show that we have all worked so hard to put together.”