EVENT RECAP: Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund Commemorates 10th Anniversary with Awards Gala and Concert

The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, founded in memory of the late rock music legend, commemorated the 10th anniversary of his passing and the formation of the charity with its 10th Anniversary Memorial Awards Gala held on February 20, 2020 at the Avalon Hollywood. Hosted Eddie Trunk (That Metal Show, SiriusXM Trunk Nation), the organization recognized honorees in eight categories—each named after songs written by Ronnie James Dio–who have played a role in either Dio’s legacy or that of the charity. Live entertainment was provided by Ronnie James Dio’s live band Dio, featuring vocalists Tim “Ripper” Owens and Oni Logan, and band members Simon Wright, Craig Goldy, Scott Warren and Bjorn Englen, and highlighted by the vocals and visuals of Ronnie James Dio. Los Angeles comedian Brian Posehn, in addition, his comedic duties, performed a song from his upcoming GRANDPA METAL album accompanied by Scott Ian (Anthrax) and Joey Vera (Armored Saint, Fates Warning), while local rockers Sadie & the Tribe opened the festivities with their set. Check out these EXCLUSIVE photos by Tyler Kanode of Brilliant Reverie Photography. Continue reading

Watch Fan-Filmed Footage of Dio Returns (Hologram) Performing “Last In Line/Holy Diver”

Lots of conjecture is going around in the fan community concerning the Dio Returns Tour. Now watch fan-filmed footage by YouTuber Hvymtlmom of their performance in at Plaza Live, in Orlando Florida. The band performs two Dio classics, a medley of “Last In Line” and “Holy Diver”. Continue reading

Dio Returns Announces First Dates for Hologram Tour

As we previously reported The Dio Returns tour featuring the Dio Hologram is here and is finally coming to the United States this spring and summer! The Dio Returns U.S. Tour will feature a line-up of Dio band members of 17 years performing aside the stunning Ronnie James Dio hologram.  Continue reading

Dio Hologram Tour Confirmed For 2019, 100 Dates To Be Announced

According to a published report via Billboard, Eyellusion, the company responsible for the Ronnie James Dio hologram tour plans, has signed with the Agency for the Performing Arts (APA), represented by agency partner Steve Martin. The Dio hologram will return to the road in April is set to hit over 100 cities in 2019. The legendary heavy metal singer died in 2010 at the age of 67 from stomach cancer. His hologram debuted at Wacken Open Air festival in August 2016 in front of more than 75,000 fans. Continue reading

New Footage Of Ronnie James Dio’s Hologram Released In “Dio Returns” Tour Trailer

The ‘Dio Returns’ tour will kick off next month in Germany, and we have a new preview of what fans can expect today. As we all know by now, this run will feature Ronnie James Dio‘s hologram alongside the Dio Disciples, and the latest tour promo gives us a new look at the updated hologram. Continue reading

Ronnie James Dio Hologram Announce ‘Dio Returns’ World Tour

Ronnie James Dio‘s hologram first debuted at last year’s Wacken festival in Germany, and then appeared again at this year’s Pollstar Awards. Now the creators have announced a world tour featuring the hologram and the Dio Disciples, and the first dates have been announced. Continue reading