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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Metal legend Ronnie James Dio died in 2010 but his hologram will haunt Orlando this summer

Posted By and on Thu, Apr 11, 2019 at 1:34 PM

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Metal icon Ronnie James Dio — of Black Sabbath, Rainbow, and an incredible solo career creating the hardest of rock — would’ve turned 77 years old next month, and while it’s been almost a decade since stomach cancer killed him in 2010, a hologram of the heavy-metal icon will eerily tour the U.S. in his stead.

Diehard Dio fans will be happy to know that this tour features members of his longtime backing band — Craig Goldy, Simon Wright, Scott Warren, and Bjorn Englen — plus Judas Priest and Yngwie Malmsteen singer Tim “Ripper” Owens and Lynch Mob vocalist Oni Logan. The 90-minute tribute show has been on the road since 2016.



The “Dio Returns” tour will land at the Plaza Live on Saturday, June 1, at 8 p.m.. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 12.

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