Ronnie James Dio‘s hologram made its first-ever appearance on stage at Wacken 2016, and it sounds like it will be a part of a full tour in 2017. In a new interview with CEO Jeff Pezzuti of Eyellusion, he told TalkingMetal this: “For the tour he’s going to have different looks. At Wacken he was somewhere around ’88, the Dream Evil era. For this next tour we’re going to be somewhere later than that for certain songs and maybe earlier than that for other songs. The tour will be an over-the-top mind blowing experience. We are going to have both live singers with Ripper Owen and Oni Logan as part of the show as well as Ronnie appearing throughout the show at different parts, some duets. It’s going to be mind blowing from the fans’ perspective. We are going to bring album covers to life. We are going to bring things that are known to Ronnie to life onstage. Ronnie will be involved in each show from probably six to seven song a night that he will be singing on. Some of the ones we can expect are “We Rock,” “Holy Diver” and “Rainbow in the Dark.”
Personally, I am not a fan of the hologram fad, but I know a ton of people who love and support it, so if that’s you, this is awesome news. Stay tuned for the dates coming soon!