LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) The Dio Returns Tour featuring the Ronnie James Dio hologram is coming to the US this spring and summer with a lineup of Dio bandmembers of 17 years.
The official lineup will feature Craig Goldy on guitar, Simon Wright on drums, Scott Warren on keyboards, and newer Dio family member Bjorn Englen on bass. The show will also feature vocalist Tim “Ripper” Owens of Judas Priest and Yngwie Malmsteen fame plus singer Oni Logan of Lynch Mob.
The tour is expected to begin May 31 in Fr. Myers, Fla., and travel for about a month.
“Looking forward to hitting the road with this incredible piece of technology and celebrating Ronnie and his timeless music again with his friends and fans,” Wright said.
The hologram debuted at the Wacken Open Air festival in Germany in 2016 and has toured through Germany, Poland, Spain, Romania, the UK , Netherlands and Belgium.
Jeff Pezzuti, CEO of Eyellusion says, “Ronnie James Dio was not only known for his amazing vocals, but also his incredible stage shows and performances. This show is a must see for all fans of Ronnie, new and old. The new stage production we have created plus the brand new Ronnie James Dio hologram have to be seen to be believed. This is a first of its kind metal show! We are celebrating Ronnie, with his live vocals, with his band he toured with for the last 17 years, and with a show that his fans will love! It’s an over the top metal experience that will have the fans raising their horns throughout the show! We are excited for everyone to see what we have in store for the U.S. beginning on May 31 and the world to follow!”