Live music’s premiere hologram production company Eyellusion has announced new and updated dates for “Dio Returns: The World Tour.” Originally scheduled to kick off in Helsinki, Finland, the tour featuring Ronnie James Dio reuniting via hologram with his Dio bandmates will now begin in Bochum, Germany on December 6. The tour will make stops in Poland, Spain, Romania, United Kingdom, Netherlands and Belgium before the end of 2017.
Dates initially announced for Finland, Sweden and Norway are being rescheduled for a larger run through Scandinavia in 2018. The “Dio Returns” tour will also make stops throughout Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, United States, Venezuela and other countries, with more dates to be announced.
The Ronnie James Dio hologram will perform throughout the show, treating fans to an alternating setlist that will feature songs such as “Rainbow In The Dark,” “We Rock,” “Neon Nights,” “King Of Rock And Roll,” “Man On The Silver Mountain,” “Heaven And Hell,” “Holy Diver” and more.
The “Dio Returns” tour will feature Ronnie’s actual live vocals, with the Dio band playing live, featuring Craig Goldy on guitar, Simon Wright on drums and Scott Warren on keyboards, along with Bjorn Englen on bass. Veteran metal vocalist Tim “Ripper” Owens will also perform, with singer Oni Logan joining on select dates.
Dio Returns: The World Tour dates:
Dec. 06 – Matrix Bochum – Bochum, Germany
Dec. 07 – Die Kantine – Cologne, Germany
Dec. 09 – Progresja – Warsaw, Poland
Dec. 13 – Bikini Barcelona – Barcelona, Spain
Dec. 14 – Teatro de las Esquinas – Zaragoza, Spain
Dec. 15 – Escenario Santander – Santander, Spain
Dec. 17 – Arenele Romane – Bucharest, Romania
Dec. 19 – O2 Academy Islington – London, United Kingdom
Dec. 20 – Poppodium 013 – Tilburg, Netherlands
Dec. 21 – Trix – Antwerp, Belgium