Ronnie James Dio - Hologram World Tour Announced


After debuting at last year's Wacken festival in Germany, a hologram of late heavy-metal singer Ronnie James Dio will set out on a world tour, backed by musicians who played with him, this fall. The trek, dubbed "Dio Returns", will kick off with a European leg of performances in theaters on November 30th in Helsinki before hitting South America, Australia and Asia. The tour will arrive in the U.S. in the spring of 2018 and hit select festivals next summer.

The Dio estate has worked with hologram company Eyellusion so the singing specter could perform many of the late vocalist's hits, including "Holy Diver," "Rainbow In The Dark," "We Rock," "King Of Rock And Roll," Black Sabbath's "Neon Knights" and "Heaven And Hell" and Rainbow's "Man On The Silver Mountain," among others. The production uses audio of Dio's live performances from throughout his career with a live band backing him up in front of a stage set that hearkens back to the singer's Sacred Heart and Dream Evil tours. The hologram's set will differ from night to night, and audiences should expect to see the Dio Band also perform with vocalists Tim "Ripper" Owens and Oni Logan on select dates.

The Dio Band consists of guitarist Craig Goldy, drummer Simon Wright, keyboardist Scott Warren and bassist Bjorn Englen. The musicians have previously made appearances as the Dio Disciples. Goldy said that after showcasing at both Pollstar Live!, put on by a U.S. concert-industry trade magazine, and the International Live Music Conference in London, the band received multiple offers to perform.



Confirmed "Dio Returns" tour dates:

November 30 - Helsinki, Finland - The Circus
December 03 - Stockholm, Sweden - Fryshuset
December 04 - Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller Music Hall
December 06 - Warsaw, Poland - Progresja
December 13 - Barcelona, Spain - Bikini
December 15 - Santander, Spain - Escenario Santander
December 17 - Bucharest, Romania - Arelene Romane
December 20 - Antwerp, Belgium - Trix
December 21 - Tilburg, Netherlands - 013





Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Dio
 
Posted: 27.07.2017 by nikarg


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27.07.2017 - 16:43
Daniell
_爱情_
I can't believe people will pay to see this.
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27.07.2017 - 18:02
nikarg
Old Nick
This is arguably the most wtf piece of music news I've ever read.
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27.07.2017 - 18:13
BloodTears
ANA-thema
So this is actually not a joke? Interesting...

WHY?????
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
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27.07.2017 - 18:39
zikon
Because we've got to have.... money!
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27.07.2017 - 18:47
JēkabsFiļi
Isn't it bizarre ?
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27.07.2017 - 21:21
cynicoren
Can I pay in virtual currency? (;
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27.07.2017 - 22:15
Marcus
Doit Like Bernie
This leaves me with a very uncomfortable feeling
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28.07.2017 - 01:36
Vombatus
Potorro
It's the kind of thing you expect to see on april fool's.

Do you imagine it becomes a trend and soon we get Death & Pantera tour with Chuck and Dimebag holograms? Or in 30 years a full Black Sabbath hologram show? hahahaha, this is so bad.
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28.07.2017 - 03:56
sbgmetal
Shits creepy
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28.07.2017 - 05:37
Unhealer
Eclecticist
Black Mirror could have an episode about this at some point, it is kinda creepy.
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28.07.2017 - 06:58
Maco
Handbanana
Not really shocked, this might be the future for shows of old rock bands whose members are either death or close to. Wouldn't be surprised if there's a successful hologram Beatles world tour in the following years.
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I'm derp.
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28.07.2017 - 07:41
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
Written by cynicoren on 27.07.2017 at 21:21

Can I pay in virtual currency? (;


Yes, Bitcoins are accepted.
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28.07.2017 - 10:32
nikarg
Old Nick
Written by Unhealer on 28.07.2017 at 05:37

Black Mirror could have an episode about this at some point, it is kinda creepy.

South Park has done a few episodes with Michael Jackson's hologram. (btw Black Mirror is awesome!)
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28.07.2017 - 11:18
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Such poor taste. :\
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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28.07.2017 - 11:33
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
Written by Daniell on 27.07.2017 at 16:43

I can't believe people will pay to see this.


He left an enormous fans behind. I don't think it shouldn't matter to anyone if they willing to shell some bucks to support their fav artist. Just like we shouldn't be concerned about Jari's maniacal crowdfunding.
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28.07.2017 - 12:04
M C Vice
Ex-polydactyl
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 28.07.2017 at 11:33

Written by Daniell on 27.07.2017 at 16:43

I can't believe people will pay to see this.


He left an enormous fans behind. I don't think it shouldn't matter to anyone if they willing to shell some bucks to support their fav artist. Just like we shouldn't be concerned about Jari's maniacal crowdfunding.

It's worked well for Elvis in the past. And wasn't there a Michael Jackson one a while ago?
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28.07.2017 - 12:22
BloodTears
ANA-thema
Written by Vombatus on 28.07.2017 at 01:36

Do you imagine it becomes a trend and soon we get Death & Pantera tour with Chuck and Dimebag holograms? Or in 30 years a full Black Sabbath hologram show? hahahaha, this is so bad.


Please don't give them ideas!
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
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28.07.2017 - 13:36
Daniell
_爱情_
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 28.07.2017 at 11:33

He left an enormous fans behind. I don't think it shouldn't matter to anyone if they willing to shell some bucks to support their fav artist. Just like we shouldn't be concerned about Jari's maniacal crowdfunding.

You are missing my point. What I mean is - how can anyone want to go to live performance that is not really live? Sure, the band plays live, but the singer IS DEAD for god's sakes. That's preposterous.
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28.07.2017 - 14:28
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
Written by Daniell on 28.07.2017 at 13:36

Written by Cynic Metalhead on 28.07.2017 at 11:33

He left an enormous fans behind. I don't think it shouldn't matter to anyone if they willing to shell some bucks to support their fav artist. Just like we shouldn't be concerned about Jari's maniacal crowdfunding.

Sure, the band plays live, but the singer IS DEAD for god's sakes. That's preposterous.


I got your point. What I meant was if fans want to have fun with holograms seeing dead artist reunite with bands, let them have a fun. I know it's bogging but you really can't do anything about it. Demand is massive and people are fucking into holograms.
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28.07.2017 - 14:29
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
Written by M C Vice on 28.07.2017 at 12:04

Written by Cynic Metalhead on 28.07.2017 at 11:33

Written by Daniell on 27.07.2017 at 16:43

I can't believe people will pay to see this.


He left an enormous fans behind. I don't think it shouldn't matter to anyone if they willing to shell some bucks to support their fav artist. Just like we shouldn't be concerned about Jari's maniacal crowdfunding.

And wasn't there a Michael Jackson one a while ago?


Yeah, at Billboard Music awards 2014.
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28.07.2017 - 14:43
cobrapel
Concept One
Pfff. The future is to see your favorite head-in-a-jar singer performing live, you know.
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28.07.2017 - 21:45
Malignar
Is he going to talk to the crowd?
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29.07.2017 - 17:46
Rapid Fire
Agree with the majority of opinions here. This is one of the most shameful and incredibly ridiculous ideas ever. I'm like Dio a lot but would never even consider the possibility of attending this, even if it was free.

Also, I consider this to be a great lack of respect towards Dio, even more considering he's dead. What a way to ''honour'' him!
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29.07.2017 - 17:51
Metren
The What The?
This is a twist on what a lot of old classic metal artists are doing, isn't it? Dio's career is still alive, while he himself is dead. Most bands from that era perform live, but their careers are dead.

I am so fucking clever.
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29.07.2017 - 22:34
ManiacBlasphemer
Black Knight
Great. People are paying to see the band playing instrumentals live and the recorded vocals of Dio + images with him when he was still alive.

Folks, I have a solution... buy a Live DVD with him. It is both cost effective, and less time consuming.
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31.07.2017 - 11:51
The Shape 1973
Can not understand all the hurt over this at all. Are you all saying that just because he is dead so is his music? Can't listen to anymore stuff by dead people then? I often go to see Dio/Rainbow/Black Sabbath tribute bands, is that wrong too?

I am a massive Dio fan. Any chance I get to see his music performed I will go to see. The songs are classics and to share them with a crowd, singing along is still amazing.

As this is an official "Dio" tour, with old band members and organised with Wendy Dio's blessing , can't see this as a money grab. Although it doesn't say, I would imagine some money will go to the Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund.

If there is a show near me. I WILL GO.
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31.07.2017 - 14:44
Metren
The What The?
Written by The Shape 1973 on 31.07.2017 at 11:51

Can not understand all the hurt over this at all. Are you all saying that just because he is dead so is his music? Can't listen to anymore stuff by dead people then? I often go to see Dio/Rainbow/Black Sabbath tribute bands, is that wrong too?

I am a massive Dio fan. Any chance I get to see his music performed I will go to see. The songs are classics and to share them with a crowd, singing along is still amazing.

As this is an official "Dio" tour, with old band members and organised with Wendy Dio's blessing , can't see this as a money grab. Although it doesn't say, I would imagine some money will go to the Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund.

If there is a show near me. I WILL GO.


I guess the thing that bothers me and others is the fact that a dead artist is being used as a selling point. Kind of difficult to not see this as an exploitation, even if Dio's wife is on board with this, Dio himself still can't have a say in it. Good of you to offer a different perspective on it though, if you do go, I hope you'll have a good time.
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31.07.2017 - 21:47
Kais
I'm going to do a lot of thinking about whether I should or should not go to the Tilbug concert. I've been to a Dio concert back in 2006, and I don't have any memories of it, nor any footage from that time. This will be a closure if I decide to go, but... it'd cost roughly 32 euros to hear instrumental covers of songs and to see a hologram of Dio. that sounds "a bit" pricey. Need to think about this one.
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