First Set Of Dates Announced For Ronnie James Dio Hologram World Tour

The first set of dates have been announced for the “Dio Returns” World Tour, which will feature Craig Goldy, Simon Wright, Scott Warren, and Bjorn Englen performing with a hologram version of the late Ronnie James Dio. Tim “Ripper” Owens and Oni Logan will also appear at select shows.


Tour Dates:

11/30 Helsinki, FIN – The Circus
12/03 Stockholm, SWE – Fryshuset
12/04 Oslo, NOR – Rockefeller Music Hall
12/06 Warsaw, POL – Progresja
12/13 Barcelona, SPA – Bikini
12/15 Santander, SPA – Escenario Santander
12/17 Bucharest, ROM – Arelene Romane
12/20 Antwerp, BEL – Trix
12/21 Tilburg, NET – 013

Heff Pezzuti, CEO of Eyellusion, commented:

“We’ve really only given Dio fans a small taste of what they’re going to see on this tour. We are creating a completely new hologram of Ronnie, designing an amazing light show and continuing to add more dates around the world to make sure that as many fans as possible get an opportunity to take part in this experience.”

Dio‘s manager/widow Wendy Dio also added:

“Working with Eyellusion over the past year and a half to turn our dream of this tour into a reality has been absolutely incredible. No one has ever been able to put together a show and tour like this and we like to think of Ronnie smiling down as we continue to find new ways to share his music with all generations of fans. We cannot wait to be able to finally bring this incredible experience to Ronnie’s fans around the world.”

Ronnie James Dio Hologram To Make U.S. Debut At Pollstar Awards

Dio Disciples were previously joined onstage by a hologram of the late Ronnie James Dio during their 2016 set at Wacken Open Air, and now the hologram will make its way to the U.S. for Pollstar Live!’s Pollstar Awards. That will take place February 2 at the The Novo in Los Angeles, California. Prior to the event, Wendy Dio and Eyellusion’s Jeff Pezzuti will discuss the hologram during a “Hologram Experience” Pollstar Live! panel. They will also be joined by special guests APA’s Troy Blakely, TKO’s Andrew Goodfriend, etc. As previously reported, Dio Disciples are planning a full tour with the hologram.

Official Footage Of Dio Disciples Performing With Hologram Of Ronnie James Dio At 2016 Wacken Open Air Festival Available

As previously reported, Dio Disciples were joined onstage by a hologram of the late Ronnie James Dio during their set at Wacken Open Air, and now some official footage of the show is available online. The performance was made possible by combining technology developed by Eyellusion with live audio recorded before Dio’s passing. A full 2017 tour is being planned.

Footage Of Dio Disciples Performing With Hologram Of Ronnie James Dio At 2016 Wacken Open Air Festival Surfaces Online

As previously reported, Dio Disciples were joined onstage by a hologram of the late Ronnie James Dio during their set at Wacken Open Air, and now some fan-filmed footage of the show has surfaced online. The performance was made possible by combining technology developed by Eyellusion with live audio recorded before Dio’s passing. A full 2017 tour is being planned.

Dio Disciples Perform With Hologram Of Ronnie James Dio At 2016 Wacken Open Air Festival

During their set at Wacken Open Air, Dio Disciples were joined onstage by a hologram of the late Ronnie James Dio. The performance was made possible by combining technology developed by Eyellusion with live audio recorded before Dio’s passing. A full 2017 tour is being planned.

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Dio’s widow Wendy said the following:

“When I first experienced the full production of Ronnie performing with his band as a hologram, I couldn’t believe my eyes and ears. With Eyellusion, we have been able to get Ronnie back up on stage where he belongs, ensuring that his music and memory live on. I want Ronnie‘s fans around the world to share this experience.”

Guitarist Craig Goldy commented as well:

“We know how much the fans miss Ronnie and the special and unequaled element that he brought to his live performances. Being able to recreate that same kind of magic for his fans at Wacken was incredible. For so many years Ronnie always invested big in his live shows as his way to give back to the fans, and that is exactly what we aimed to do with this latest performance. We can’t wait to bring this experience to even more of his fans and perhaps even a newer generation when we bring this incredible live experience on the road next year.”

More info is available via Rolling Stone.

“A Decade of Dio: 1983-1993” Box Set To Be Released

Remastered versions of Dio’s first six studio albums, “Holy Diver,” “The Last In Line,” “Sacred Heart,” “Dream Evil,” “Lock Up The Wolves,” and “Strange Highways,” are set to be released as a new box set titled “A Decade of Dio: 1983-1993.” The set will be available on CD on July 22, and will be available on vinyl on October 4. The vinyl set will also include a 7″ single with “Evil Eyes” on Side A and “Time To Burn” on Side B.

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