Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund Move 10th Anniversary Memorial Gala Awards Fundraiser To The Avalon In Los Angeles

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of Ronnie James Dio’s death, the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund will be hosting a special Awards Gala on February 20 in Los Angeles, California. The event was originally set to take place at the Wiltern, but it has since been moved to the Avalon.

The following details were provided via universe.com:

The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, founded in memory of the late rock music legend, will commemorate the 10th anniversary of his passing and the formation of the charity with its 10th Anniversary Memorial Awards Gala on February 20, 2020. The Awards Gala will take place at the Avalon Hollywood in Los Angeles and will recognize honorees who have played a role in either Dio’s legacy or that of the charity.

The amazing vocals and visuals of Ronnie James Dio with his live band DIO, who performed with him for his last 17 years, will provide the entertainment for the Gala, featuring vocalists Tim “Ripper” Owens and Oni Logan and band members Simon Wright, Craig Goldy, Scott Warren and Bjorn Englen. Additional performances include local rockers Sadie & the Tribe plus surprise special guests. The evening will also include live & silent auctions and a raffle.

Sponsor and VIP ticket holders will also enjoy a gourmet dinner with wine pairings and a luxury gift bag.

Featuring celebrity presenters, eight awards named after songs written by Ronnie James Dio will be presented to the following distinguished honorees:

* Holy Diver Award: honoring Rhino Entertainment/Warner Music Group executives: Kevin Gore, President, Global Catalog, Recorded Music & Arts Music, Warner Music Group; Mark Pinkus, President, Rhino Entertainment & U.S. Catalog, WMG; Jason Day, Vice President, A&R, Warner Music Group; Jason Elzy, Vice President, Communications & Marketing, Rhino Entertainment; and Brian Dodd, Manager, Global Artist Brand Management, Rhino Entertainment

* Killing the Dragon Award: Laura Heatherly, Chief Executive Officer, T.J. Martell Foundation, which is dedicated to funding innovative medical research focused on finding treatments and cures for cancer

* King of Rock ‘n Roll Award: Barry Drinkwater, Executive Chairman, Global Merchandise Services Ltd.

* Magica Award: Wyn Davis, Ronnie James Dio’s Long-Time Recording Engineer and Owner of Total Access Recording Studios

* Master of the Moon Award: honoring BMG executives Thomas Scherer, Executive Vice-President, Repertoire & Marketing L.A., Global Writer Services & China; Michael Kachko, Senior Vice-President, Catalog Recordings; Jeff Christian, Director of Catalogs; and Kathy Rivkin Daum, Senior Director, Films

* Rainbow in the Dark Award: Mikeal Maglieri, Owner of the World-Renowned Rainbow Bar and Grill and Whisky a Go Go on the Sunset Strip

* Sacred Heart Award: Dr. David Wong, Professor and Associate Dean for Research, UCLA School of Dentistry and Director for UCLA Center for Oral/Head & Neck Oncology Research (COOR)

* Stand Up and Shout Award: Jeff Pezzuti, CEO of Eyellusion, creators of the Dio Returns! hologram

For information regarding advertising in the Full Color Souvenir Program, contact info@diocancerfund.org

For information on Event Sponsorships contact info@diocancerfund.org

The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable fund formed in honor of the legendary Ronnie James Dio who lost his life to stomach cancer on May 16, 2010. The Fund is dedicated to supporting research and education that furthers early detection, prevention and treatment of prostate, colon and gastric cancers.

Donations are deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund Announce 10th Anniversary Memorial Gala Awards Fundraiser

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of Ronnie James Dio’s death, the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund will be hosting a special Awards Gala. The event will take place on February 20 at the Wiltern in Los Angeles.

The following details were provided via universe.com:

The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, founded in memory of the late rock music legend, will commemorate the 10th anniversary of his passing and the formation of the charity with its 10th Anniversary Memorial Awards Gala on February 20, 2020. The Awards Gala will take place at The Wiltern in Los Angeles and will recognize honorees who have played a role in either Dio’s legacy or that of the charity.

The amazing vocals and visuals of Ronnie James Dio with his live band DIO, who performed with him for his last 17 years, will provide the entertainment for the Gala, featuring vocalists Tim “Ripper” Owens and Oni Logan and band members Simon Wright, Craig Goldy, Scott Warren and Bjorn Englen. Additional performances include local rockers Sadie & the Tribe plus surprise special guests. The evening will also include live & silent auctions and a raffle.

Sponsor and VIP ticket holders will also enjoy a gourmet dinner with wine pairings and a luxury gift bag.

Featuring celebrity presenters, eight awards named after songs written by Ronnie James Dio will be presented to the following distinguished honorees:

* Holy Diver Award: honoring Rhino Entertainment/Warner Music Group executives: Kevin Gore, President, Global Catalog, Recorded Music & Arts Music, Warner Music Group; Mark Pinkus, President, Rhino Entertainment & U.S. Catalog, WMG; Jason Day, Vice President, A&R, Warner Music Group; Jason Elzy, Vice President, Communications & Marketing, Rhino Entertainment; and Brian Dodd, Manager, Global Artist Brand Management, Rhino Entertainment

* Killing the Dragon Award: Laura Heatherly, Chief Executive Officer, T.J. Martell Foundation, which is dedicated to funding innovative medical research focused on finding treatments and cures for cancer

* King of Rock ‘n Roll Award: Barry Drinkwater, Executive Chairman, Global Merchandise Services Ltd.

* Magica Award: Wyn Davis, Ronnie James Dio’s Long-Time Recording Engineer and Owner of Total Access Recording Studios

* Master of the Moon Award: honoring BMG executives Thomas Scherer, Executive Vice-President, Repertoire & Marketing L.A., Global Writer Services & China; Michael Kachko, Senior Vice-President, Catalog Recordings; Jeff Christian, Director of Catalogs; and Kathy Rivkin Daum, Senior Director, Films

* Rainbow in the Dark Award: Mikeal Maglieri, Owner of the World-Renowned Rainbow Bar and Grill and Whisky a Go Go on the Sunset Strip

* Sacred Heart Award: Dr. David Wong, Professor and Associate Dean for Research, UCLA School of Dentistry and Director for UCLA Center for Oral/Head & Neck Oncology Research (COOR)

* Stand Up and Shout Award: Jeff Pezzuti, CEO of Eyellusion, creators of the Dio Returns! hologram

For information regarding advertising in the Full Color Souvenir Program, contact info@diocancerfund.org

For information on Event Sponsorships contact info@diocancerfund.org

The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable fund formed in honor of the legendary Ronnie James Dio who lost his life to stomach cancer on May 16, 2010. The Fund is dedicated to supporting research and education that furthers early detection, prevention and treatment of prostate, colon and gastric cancers.

Donations are deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Wendy Dio Planning Special Gala To Commemorate 10th Anniversary Of Ronnie James Dio’s Death

Ronnie James Dio’s widow Wendy Dio is planning a special gala to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the singer’s death. She said the following about that during a recent interview for “The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show”:

“On 2/20/20, which is February 20th, 2020, we’ll be doing the 10th memorial anniversary gala, and we’ll be going through a lot of people that were in Ronnie’s life and giving them an award. We’ll also have the [Ronnie James Dio] hologram. We’ll have other bands playing. We’ll have a comedian. It’s gonna be a fun night at the Wiltern, off of Wilshire in Los Angeles. And we’ve got a lot of treats going on. In fact, tomorrow we get the first invitation out for the award show.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Remastered Deluxe Editions Of Dio’s 1996-2004 Albums To Be Released In February

New deluxe editions of Dio‘s studio albums from 1996-2004 are set to be released on February 21. Those records include: “Angry Machines,“ “Magica,“ “Killing The Dragon,“ and “Master Of The Moon.“

All four albums have been remastered by Wyn Davis and they come with updated artwork by Marc Sasso, as well as various bonus tracks. The reissues will be available in the following formats: vinyl, 2-CD set, and digital. It’s worth noting that the first vinyl pressings will include a lenticular album art print. On top of that, the “Magica” LP will also come with a bonus 7″ featuring “Electra,“ a track that was originally supposed to appear on Dio’s unfinished album “Magica 2.” Here’s the track listings:

“Angry Machines“:

Disc 1:

01. “Institutional Man”
02. “Don’t Tell The Kids”
03. “Black”
04. “Hunter Of The Heart”
05. “Stay Out Of My Mind”
06. “Big Sister”
07. “Double Monday”
08. “Golden Rules”
09. “Dying In America”
10. “This Is Your Life”

Disc 2 – Live on “Angry Machines” Tour 1997:

01. “Jesus Mary and The Holy Ghost – Straight Through The Heart”
02. “Don’t Talk To Strangers”
03. “Double Monday”
04. “Hunter Of The Heart”
05. “Holy Diver”
06. “Heaven and Hell”
07. “Long Live Rock and Roll”
08. “Man On The Silver Mountain”
09. “Rainbow In The Dark”
10. “The Last In Line”
11. “The Mob Rules”
12. “We Rock”

“Magica“:

Disc 1:

01. “Discovery”
02. “Magica Theme”
03. “Lord Of The Last Day”
04. “Fever Dreams”
05. “Turn To Stone”
06. “Feed My Head”
07. “Eriel”
08. “Chalis”
09. “As Long As It’s Not About Love”
10. “Losing My Insanity”
11. “Otherworld”
12. “Magica” (Reprise)
13. “Lord Of the Last Day” (Reprise)

Disc 2 – Live on “Magica” Tour 2001:

01. “Discovery”
02. “Magica”
03. “Lord Of The Last Day”
04. “Fever Dreams”
05. “Eriel”
06. “Chalis”
07. “Losing My Insanity”
08. “Otherworld”
09. “Electra” – Studio Track
10. “Magica Story” – Studio/Spoken Word

“Killing The Dragon“:

Disc 1:

01. “Killing The Dragon”
02. “Along Comes A Spider”
03. “Scream”
04. “Better In The Dark”
05. “Rock and Roll”
06. “Push”
07. “Guilty”
08. “Throw Away Children”
09. “Before The Fall”
10. “Cold Feet”

Disc 2 – Live on “Killing The Dragon” Tour 2002/2003:

01. “Holy Diver”
02. “Heaven and Hell”
03. “Rock and Roll”
04. “I Speed At Night”
05. “Killing The Dragon”
06. “Stand Up And Shout”

“Master Of The Moon“:

Disc 1:

01. “One More For The Road”
02. “Master Of The Moon”
03. “The End Of The World”
04. “Shivers”
05. “The Man Who Would Be King”
06. “The Eyes”
07. “Living The Lie”
08. “I Am”
09. “Death By Love”
10. “In Dreams”

Disc 2 – Bonus / Live on “Master Of The Moon” Tour 2004/2005:

01. “Heaven and Hell”
02. “Rainbow In The Dark”
03. “Rock and Roll Children”
04. “The Eyes”
05. “Prisoner Of Paradise” – Studio Track

Ronnie James Dio’s widow Wendy Dio commented:

“I am very excited to be working with BMG, a label that still has a passion for rock music. They will be making the complete Dio catalogue available again with some interesting surprises.”

You can find some of the bonus tracks from the re-releases below:

Filming Has Started For Upcoming Ronnie James Dio Documentary

Wendy Dio, wife and longtime manager of Ronnie James Dio, has confirmed that filming has already started for the documentary on her late husband. The film will cover the legendary singer’s career from Elf to Heaven & Hell.

Wendy told The Metal Voice the following:

“We just started shooting. We did interviews last week — a few with me, with some technical people, with Geezer Butler [of BLACK SABBATH and HEAVEN & HELL] — and we will continue that in between the [‘Dio Returns’ hologram] tour, we’ll continue on with that. And then, hopefully, that should be out by next year — probably latter part of next year.

We started with Geezer Butler, who’s obviously Ronnie’s best friend from BLACK SABBATH. And I think we’ll probably do some of the [DIO] band while we are on tour. And other people — all the people close to Ronnie, people that played with Ronnie or were influenced by Ronnie and also his childhood years and going all the way through his time with ELF, with RAINBOW, with BLACK SABBATH. And I have so much footage — stuff that people have never seen. I’ve got some Super 8 stuff. I found a whole huge box of stuff — stuff from his childhood, stuff from the RAINBOW days, behind-the-scenes stuff. I’m getting it now transferred, so that we can actually view it.

A lot of these Super 8s were at Ronnie’s parents’ house, and when they passed away, Ronnie and I went there and took a bunch of stuff — we found a bunch of Super 8s — but we haven’t looked at them yet, so we don’t know what’s on them. Hopefully some surprises… I also found a whole bunch of tapes. Ronnie would always demo his songs in his own studio, and we had all these tapes which I had no idea what they were, but Ronnie’s engineer, Wyn Davis, who he always worked with, was over at the house and he looked at me and said, ‘Wendy, this is a goldmine.’ This is demo stuff. This is stuff that probably was never heard before, or it’s the beginnings of songs, it’s songs that haven’t been finished, or have been finished, or were cast aside. He said, ‘This is a treasure trove.’ So we will go through those and hopefully put some of those out as bonus material. We’re gonna do some re-releases that BMG is putting out of Ronnie, which starts, actually, later this year. And so hopefully we can put some bonus material on there. So a lot of exciting things going on.”

Wendy went on to say she is hoping to release the documentary in theaters, before it hits streaming services. She also added the following when asked about the possibility of a Ronnie James Dio biopic:

“No, I don’t wanna do a biopic. Nobody could play Ronnie, I don’t think. I don’t think so. I’d like to do a straightforward documentary of Ronnie’s life, with lots of footage of Ronnie. I’ve got so many interviews that Ronnie did and so much stuff that I’d really like to just keep it very, very natural.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Dates Revealed For U.S. Ronnie James Dio Hologram Tour

The dates have officially been revealed for the U.S. leg of the Ronnie James Dio hologram tour. The backing band will consist of Craig Goldy, Simon Wright, Scott Warren, and Bjorn Englen. Tim “Ripper” Owens and Oni Logan will also contribute extra vocals.

Tour Dates:

05/31 Ft. Myers, FL – Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
06/01 Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live
06/02 St. Petersburg, FL – Palladium Theatre
06/03 Atlanta, GA – Vinyl at Center Stage
06/06 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
06/07 Glenside, PA – Keswick Theatre
06/08 Asbury Park, NJ – Paramount Theatre
06/09 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
06/11 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
06/12 Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
06/14 St. Charles, IL – The Arcada Theatre
06/15 St. Paul, MN – Myth
06/16 Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater
06/19 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
06/20 Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion
06/21 Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory
06/28 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
06/29 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl

Watch New Trailer For Upcoming Ronnie James Dio Hologram Tour

A new trailer has been shared for the upcoming Ronnie James Dio hologram tour. The hologram, which was created by Eyellusion, will make its U.S. debut on June 1 and details for further touring are expected to be revealed soon. The Dio Disciples will serve as the backing band, while Tim “Ripper” Owens (ex-Judas Priest) and Oni Logan (ex-Lynch Mob) will handle additional vocals.