Ronnie James Dio‘s hologram is officially set to embark on its first tour, starting with a string of European dates this winter.
Ronnie‘s widow Wendy Dio told Rolling Stone:
“In 1986, for the Sacred Heart Tour, Ronnie and I created the Crystal Ball with Ronnie filmed and speaking in a suspended crystal ball effect, done with back projection, which was the closest we could get to a hologram.
“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. We hope everyone will enjoy the show that we have all worked so hard to put together.”
The initial itinerary is available below.
“Dio Returns” Tour Dates:
11/30 – Helsinki, Finland – The Circus
12/03 – Stockholm, Sweden – Fryshuset
12/04 – Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller Music Hall
12/06 – Warsaw, Poland – Progresja
12/13 – Barcelona, Spain – Bikini
12/15 – Santander, Spain – Escenario Santander
12/17 – Bucharest, Romania – Arelene Romane
12/20 – Antwerp, Belgium – Trix
12/21 – Tilburg, Netherlands – 013