Weird. And really cool. Ronnie James Dio is headed out on tour. Well, at least his hologram is. Eyellusion is teaming up with past members of Dio: Simon Wright, Craig Goldy, and Scott Warren, to take a trip through history. Also supporting the tour will be bassist Bjorn Englen (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN). Dio’s hologram will be backed by the live band, and will be playing pieces from Dio, Black Sabbath, and Rainbow!
Said Wendy Dio of the ‘Dio Returns’ tour,
‘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.’
The tour starts late this year in Helsinki (dates below), but has plans to find its way into the states in 2018. Holograms aren’t the real thing, I get it. But, I’m also a nostalgia whore. Think of the possibilities here with an open mind.
Here’s to hologram Ronnie!
“Dio Returns” tour dates
Nov. 30 – Helsinki, Finland @ The Circus
Dec. 03 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Fryshuset
Dec. 04 – Oslo, Norway @ Rockefeller Music Hall
Dec. 06 – Warsaw, Poland @ Progresja
Dec. 13 – Barcelona, Spain @ Bikini
Dec. 15 – Santander, Spain @ Escenario Santander
Dec. 17 – Bucharest, Romania @ Arelene Romane
Dec. 20 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix
Dec. 21 – Tilburg, Netherlands @ 013
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