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Dio Hologram To Kick Off World Tour In November

The tour is expected to come to the United States in spring 2018 and play festivals globally during the summer.

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Live music’s premier hologram production company Eyellusion today revealed initial dates for “Dio Returns: The World Tour,” featuring a hologram of Ronnie James Dio reunited with the late rock star’s former bandmates from the Dio band. The tour will make more than eighty stops around the globe, kicking off in Helsinki, Finland on November 30. It marks the first tour of its kind, breaking new ground just as Dio did throughout an accomplished career as a lead singer and songwriter in defining bands such as Rainbow, Black Sabbath and Dio.

The “Dio Returns” tour will also make stops throughout Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Paraguay, United Kingdom, Venezuela and other countries, with dates to be announced. The tour is expected to come to the United States in spring 2018 and play festivals globally during the summer.

The Ronnie James Dio hologram will perform for the majority of the show, treating fans to an alternating set list that will feature songs such as “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” and more.

In August 2016, Eyellusion surprised fans when it debuted the Ronnie James Dio hologram at the Wacken Open Air heavy metal festival in Germany. The hologram was also tapped to open the 2017 Pollstar Awards, wowing bookers and promoters in attendance and creating excitement for the forthcoming tour. The “Dio Returns” tour will feature Dio’s actual live vocals, backed by a live band consisting of former Dio members Simon Wright (drums), Craig Goldy (guitar) and Scott Warren (keyboards) alongside bassist Bjorn Englen. Veteran metal vocalist Tim “Ripper” Owens will also perform, with singer Oni Logan also joining on select dates.

“Working with Eyellusion over the past year and a half to turn our dream of this tour into a reality has been absolutely incredible,” said Wendy Dio, who managed Ronnie James Dio throughout his career and is overseeing every aspect of the “Dio Returns” tour. “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.”

“We’ve really only given Dio fans a small taste of what they’re going to see on this tour,” said Jeff Pezzuti, CEO and founder of Eyellusion. “We are creating a completely new hologram of Ronnie, designing an amazing light show and continuing to add more dates around the world to make sure that as many fans as possible get an opportunity to take part in this experience.”

Eyellusion’s holograms and live productions are supported by a team of live music and special effects veterans, including Wendy Dio, who leads industry relations, veteran rock manager Todd Singerman, who supports artist relations, and Kenny Aronoff, world renowned live and studio drummer, who supports business development and technical live production efforts. Chad Finnerty at Digital Frontier FX is Eyellusion’s exclusive content creation partner, working directly with clients to bring every project vision to the live stage. Legendary Hollywood digital effects executive Scott Ross advises Eyellusion on overall content creation for all productions.

Eyellusion is actively raising funding to secure additional artist rights and finance projects and tours in its growing pipeline.

“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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Get A First Look At New Ronnie James Dio Hologram

The ‘Dio Returns’ World Tour will make stops in Poland, Spain, Romania, United Kingdom, Netherlands and Belgium before the end of 2017.

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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

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Stone Sour, Halestorm Announce Co-Headlining Tour

Stone Sour is continuing to tour in support of its latest album, ‘Hydrograd,’ while Halestorm recently entered the studio for an early 2018 release.

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Stone Sour has announced new North American tour for early 2018. The new dates include a co-headline tour with Halestorm and special guests The Dead Deads, set to commence on January 27 in Abbotsford, British Columbia, followed by a string of headline shows with support from Red Sun Rising and The Dead Deads, which get underway February 16 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Tour dates:

Jan. 27 – Abbotsford, BC – Abbotsford Centre (buy tickets)
Jan. 29 – Dawson Creek, BC – Encana Events Centre (buy tickets)
Feb. 01 – Lethbridge, AB – Enmax Centre (buy tickets)
Feb. 02 – Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle Casino (buy tickets)
Feb. 04 – Saskatoon, SK – Sasktel Center (lower Bowl) (buy tickets)
Feb. 05 – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre (buy tickets)
Feb. 07 – Bemidji, MN – Sanford Center (buy tickets)
Feb. 08 – Brookings, SD – Swiftel Center (buy tickets)
Feb. 10 – Ypsilanti, MI – Convocation Center (buy tickets)
Feb. 11 – Rochester, NY – Armory (buy tickets)
Feb. 16 – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe
Feb. 17 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
Feb. 18 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Ballroom

Jan. 27 – Feb. 11 with Halestorm and The Dead Deads
Feb. 16 – Feb. 18 with Red Sun Rising and The Dead Deads

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Ozzy Osbourne Announces Farewell Tour

This tour, expected to take Ozzy around the world with dates into 2020, will mark the end of global touring for the legendary artist.

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Five decades. 18,262 days. More than 2,500 shows.

On his upcoming farewell world tour, Ozzy Osbourne – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy® winning singer and songwriter – will celebrate more than five decades as a performer (both as a solo artist and as lead singer of Black Sabbath which formed in 1968). This tour, expected to take Ozzy around the world with dates into 2020, will mark the end of global touring for the legendary artist, though he will continue to perform select live shows.

“People keep asking me when I’m retiring,” Ozzy says. “This will be my final world tour, but I can’t say I won’t do some shows here and there.”

The tour will kick off in 2018 with a show in Mexico, before heading to South America for Ozzy solo shows in three countries. Next up, a six-week European leg of headlining solo dates and festival performances that’s set to launch Friday, June 1, 2018 in Moscow, Russia The beloved rock icon will subsequently headline a North American concert tour produced by Live Nation, details of which will be revealed in 2018.

For these dates, Ozzy will be joined by longtime collaborators Zakk Wylde (guitar), Blasko (bass), Tommy Clufetos (drums) and Adam Wakeman (keyboards).

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Kid Rock Announces ‘Greatest Show On Earth’ Tour, New Album

The tour kicks off on January 19 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee and will continue with 21 shows from coast to coast.

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Kid Rock announced today that he will be releasing his new album Sweet Southern Sugar on November 3 and will also hit the road on his “Greatest Show On Earth Tour 2018,” produced by Live Nation.

The tour kicks off on January 19 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee and will continue with 21 shows from coast to coast. Fans of the rocker can expect the same high-energy experience, but with brand new tracks from his latest album.

Sweet Southern Sugar is Kid Rock’s first album recorded in Nashville and features his spontaneous summer releases “Greatest Show On Earth” and “Po-Dunk,” as well as recent single “Tennessee Mountain Top.” The album ranges from country to classic rock, with a little rap sprinkled in between and highlights Kid Rock’s armory of talent, which transcends a single genre.

Tickets and VIP packages for the tour will go on sale to the public the day Sweet Southern Sugar is released, November 3, at www.LiveNation.com. Fan Club members will be able to purchase tickets beginning October 31 at 10am local, and fans who pre-order the album through www.KidRock.com will be eligible for a special pre-sale beginning on November 1 at 10am local.

“Greatest Show On Earth” tour dates:

Jan. 19 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
Jan. 20 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
Jan. 25 – Durant, OK – Choctaw Grand Theatre
Jan. 26 – Durant, OK – Choctaw Grand Theatre
Jan. 27 – Durant, OK – Choctaw Grand Theatre
Feb. 2 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
Feb. 3 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
Feb. 9 – Atlanta, GA – Infinite Energy Arena
Feb. 10 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
Feb. 16 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
Feb. 17 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
Feb. 23 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
Feb. 24 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
Mar. 2 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
Mar. 3 – Baltimore, MD – Royal Farms Arena
Mar. 9 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
Mar. 10 – Nassau, NY – NYCB Live
Mar. 16 – Chicago, IL – United Center
Mar. 17 – Omaha, NE – CenturyLink Center
Mar. 20 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
Mar. 23 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena
Mar. 24 – Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay Events Center

Sweet Southern Sugar track listing:

01. Greatest Show On Earth
02. Po-Dunk
03. Tennessee Mountain Top
04. I Wonder
05. American Rock N’ Roll
06. Back To The Otherside
07. Raining Whiskey
08. Stand The Pain
09. Sugar Pie Honey Bunch
10. Grandpa’s Jam

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Judas Priest Announce 2018 Tour, ‘Firepower’ Album

One of heavy metal’s most legendary acts will be hitting the road in 2018 in support of their new studio album, Firepower.

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One of heavy metal’s most legendary acts will be hitting the road in 2018 in support of their new studio album, Firepower. The “Judas Priest: Firepower 2018 Tour” will kick off on March 13 in Pennsylvania, and wrap up on May 1 in Texas. Support on the trek will come from Black Star Riders and Saxon.

The new album (which was produced by Andy Sneap and Tom Allom) is due in early 2018 and the tour will feature the line-up of singer Rob Halford, guitarists Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner, bassist Ian Hill, and drummer Scott Travis.

All dates will be running a presale starting Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 10:00 A.M local time with the password: FIREPOWER that fans can use to purchase tickets in advance.
Check the local venue for additional information.

Come 2018, North American headbangers will get the opportunity to experience the mighty Priest on a nearby concert stage.

Confirmed “Judas Priest: Firepower 2018 Tour” dates:

3/13/2018 Wilkes Barre, PA – Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
3/15/2018 Youngstown, OH – Covelli Centre
3/17/2018 Uniondale, NY – Nassau Coliseum
3/18/2018 Washington, DC – The Anthem
3/20/2018 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
3/22/2018 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
3/25/2018 Ottawa, ON – The Arena at TD Place
3/27/2018 London, ON – Budweiser Gardens
3/28/0208 Oshawa, ON – Tribute Communities Centre
3/30/2018 Orillia, ON – Casino Rama
3/31/2018 Detroit, MI – Detroit Masonic Temple
4/3/2018 Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater
4/5/2018 Green Bay, WI – Resch Center
4/8/2018 Bloomington, IL – Grossinger Motors Arena
4/10/2018 Casper, WY – Casper Events Center
4/11/2018 Loveland, CO – Budweiser Events Center
4/15/2018 Kent, WA – ShoWare Center
4/17/2018 Portland, OR – Veterans Memorial Coliseum
4/19/2018 San Francisco – The Warfield
4/22/2018 Los Angeles, CA – Microsoft Theater
4/24/2018 Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
4/26/2018 Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
4/28/2018 Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory
4/29/2018 Sugarland, TX – Smart Financial Centre
5/1/2018 San Antonio, TX – Freeman Coliseum

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