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Initial Dates Announced For Ronnie James Dio Hologram’s World Tour


Initial live dates have been booked for the upcoming ‘Dio Returns: The World Tour‘, which will find the late Ronnie James Dio appearing as a hologram alongside his former Dio bandmates. Shows booked thus far include:

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

As past appearances have seen, the tour will feature actual live vocals recorded by Dio prior to his passing. Guitarist Craig Goldy, drummer Simon Wright, keyboardist Scott Warren and bassist Bjorn Englen will perform live onstage alongside the hologram. Both Tim “Ripper” Owens and Oni Logan will also perform on select dates of the trek.

Technological advances will find a new version of the hologram appearing, as Jeff Pezzuti, CEO of Eyellusion has 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 and widow Wendy Dio also commented:

“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.”

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