The band composed of metal veterans announces an October-November run celebrating the legacy of Ronnie James Dio.
Touching on almost every era of Dio’s career, the Dio Disciples promise “faithful and heavy” renditions of Dio classics such as “Man On The Silver Mountain,” “Holy Diver,” “Heaven and Hell” and “The Last In Line.”
Who has the brass to take on Dio’s totally awesome history? That would be Tim “Ripper” Owens (Judas Priest) and Oni Logan (Lynch Mob) on vocals, guitarist Craig Goldy (Dio), Bjorn Anglund (Yngwie Malmsteen) on bass, keyboardist Scott Warren (Dio, Heaven & Hell) and drummer Simon Wright (Dio, AC/DC, UFO).
The band couldn’t pick a better time for a road trip. The Very Beast Of Dio Vol. 2 lands in stores Oct. 9 via Niji Entertainment.
The journey begins on the West Coast when Dio Disciples play Anaheim’s House Of Blues Oct. 20. With a routing taking the band across the country, stops include Las Vegas, Fort Wayne, Detroit, Portland, Maine, and Allentown, Pa.
The band will also appear at the “Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund Awards” in Los Angeles at The Avalon Oct. 31.
Oct. 20 – Anaheim, Calif., House Of Blues
Oct. 23 – Seattle, Wash., El Corazon
Oct. 27 – Tempe, Ariz., Club Red
Oct. 28 – Ventura, Calif., Majestic Ventura Theatre
Oct. 31 – Los Angeles, Calif., The Avalon / Bardot Hollywood
Nov. 8 – Fort Wayne, Ind., Piere’s Entertainment Center
Nov. 10 – Detroit, Mich., Harpo’s Concert Theatre
Nov. 13 – Portland, Maine, Asylum
Nov. 15 – Sayerville, N.J., Starland Ballroom
Nov. 17 – Amityville, N.Y., Revolution
Nov. 20 – Allentown, Pa., Crocodile Rock Cafe
And if you’re wondering what to expect from Dio Disciples, the band has a message for you:
“We could never replace Ronnie and that is not our intention – there will only be one RJD. Dio Disciples is a celebration of the music and legacy of the greatest singer in the world, Ronnie James Dio.”
Some shows are already on sale. For more information, click here for the Dio Disciples’ Facebook page.