Ronnie James Dio, one of the iconic metal music names, died in 2010. He is a musician who has signed many immortal songs with the Black Sabbath and Dio band. He is also the creator of “devil horns”.
In Wacken Open Air 2016, we saw Dio performing with hologram technology. This show, which is welcomed by many people, will continue to be shown again.
Jeff Pezzuti, developer of Dio’s hologram, said in an interview with “Talking Metal”:
“For the tour he’s going to have different looks. [At the Wacken show] he was somewhere around ’88, the ‘Dream Evil’ era. For this next tour we’re going to be somewhere later than that for certain songs and maybe earlier than that for other songs.
The tour will be an over-the-top mind-blowing experience. We are going to have both live singers with Ripper Owens and Oni Logan as part of the show as well as Ronnie appearing throughout the show at different parts, some duets.
It’s going to be mind-blowing from the fans’ perspective. We are going to bring album covers to life. We are going to bring things that are known to Ronnie to life onstage.
Ronnie will be involved in each show from probably six to seven song a night that he will be singing on. Some of the ones we can expect are ‘We Rock,’ ‘Holy Diver’ and ‘Rainbow in the Dark.’“
A clear calendar for the tour has not been announced yet. We expect to be released very soon.
In the meantime, the hologram of Dio was described by many musicians as disrespectful. Similar reactions may come.
You can watch the hologram show of Dio in Wacken from below.