Dio to do world tour with Ronnie James Dio in hologram format
Dio featuring guitarist Craig Goldy, drummer Simon Wright, keyboardist Scott Warren and bassist Bjorn Englen along with singer Ronnie James Dio in hologram format will be embarking on a world tour.
Details of the tour are outlined in an article by RollingStone:
The Dio estate has worked with hologram company Eyellusion so the singing specter could perform many of the late vocalist’s hits, including “Holy Diver,” “Rainbow in the Dark,” “We Rock,” “King of Rock and Roll,” Black Sabbath‘s “Neon Knights” and “Heaven and Hell” and Rainbow‘s “Man on the Silver Mountain,” among others. The production uses audio of Dio‘s live performances from throughout his career with a live band backing him up in front of a stage set that hearkens back to the singer’s Sacred Heart and Dream Evil tours. The hologram’s set will differ from night to night, and audiences should expect to see the Dio Band also perform with vocalists Tim “Ripper” Owens and Oni Logan on select dates….
Goldy tells Rolling Stone the band had always hoped to tour and that he and his bandmates are looking to book between 80 and 100 concerts with the hologram. After showcasing at both Pollstar Live!, put on by a U.S. concert-industry trade magazine, and the International Live Music Conference in London, he says the band received multiple offers to perform….
“We are doing this because we were all a family and when a family has lost their beloved family member, they try to keep the memory of their lost beloved one alive,” Goldy says. “That is the spirit behind all that we do. When we perform on this tour, for me, it is a memorial service in the form of a rock concert. … This gives [fans] a chance to experience [Dio live] without relying on the poor-quality videos on YouTube.”
You can read the rest of the article at RollingStone.
Dio Returns Tour Dates:
November 30 — Helsinki, Finland — The Circus
December 3 — Stockholm, Sweden — Fryshuset
December 4 — Oslo, Norway — Rockefeller Music Hall
December 6 — Warsaw, Poland — Progresja
December 13 — Barcelona, Spain — Bikini
December 15 — Santander, Spain — Escenario Santander
December 17 — Bucharest, Romania — Arelene Romane
December 20 — Antwerp, Belgium — Trix
December 21 — Tilburg, Netherlands — 013
Ronnie James Dio hologram live at the 28th Annual Pollstar Awards:
Ronnie James Dio hologram makes U.S. debut with official DIO band to open annual Pollstar awards ahead of theater and festival tour in late 2017.