DIO

It was simply a matter of time before the hologram experience became a proper part of the live concert experience and now, seven years after his death, it’s been announced that Ronnie James Dio, the powerhouse frontman of bands like Dio, Rainbow and Black Sabbath, is set to go on a world tour.

Speaking to Rolling Stone, Dio’s widow and former manager Wendy Dio, who worked with hologram company Eyellusion to make the show a reality, said, “Ronnie was always wanting to experiment with new stage ideas and was a big Disney fan. With this said, I am sure he is giving us his blessing with this hologram project. It gives the fans that saw Ronnie perform an opportunity to see him again and new fans that never got to see him a chance to see him for the first time.”

The show, which utilizes audio from across Dio’s long career, will feature hits like ‘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’. The show will also feature a live backing band, featuring musicians who’ve previously played with Dio (Dio’s Disciples). The tour will take in Europe, South America, Australia, Asia and the United States.