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


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Dio Disciples performed onstage with a hologram of the late Ronnie James Dio during the close of their set at the 2016 ‘Wacken Open Air‘ festival this weekend. The band themselves feature ex-members of Dio‘s group with the hologram appearing via technology developed by Eyellusion. Ronnie‘s widow Wendy commented of the technology:

“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.”

The technology uses live vocals record prior to Dio‘s 2010 passing. A global tour in 2017 is planned with the production. Dio Disciples guitarist Craig Goldy commented of that:

“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.”

For more information, head to Rollingstone.com for an interview with various involved parties.

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