During a recent interview with Ultimate Classic Rock, Ronnie James Dio’s widow Wendy Dio offered an update on the hologram of the iconic singer. According to her, the project is currently “on hold.”
Wendy said the following:
“The hologram is on hold. I don’t know if we’re going to do that again or not.
She also added:
“We went out, and we tried it — we did it. There’s still talk about doing the hologram. I don’t know. I think that there’s so much more that’s come along developing-wise [as far as technology]. I just think that the fans would prefer to see Ronnie as being really Ronnie instead of a hologram.”
Despite this, Wendy went on to say that a tour featuring archival footage is in the works:
“We are going to tour. I’m working on some special effects of stuff with Ronnie. It’s film of Ronnie, not a hologram. … I found a bunch of footage that was done. I found the ISO film of Ronnie only, and we’ve been taking that and working with that with special effects and things. It looks really, really cool. I’m hoping this is going to come out really, really well. I’ve only seen a few bits of it. It’s a long procedure and expensive, so we’ve been working on it. But I think the fans will like it and enjoy it.”