||FORMER DIO MEMBERS TO TOUR WITH RIPPER OWENS AS DIO DISCIPLES
21st March 2011
Former Dio members Craig Goldy (guitar), Rudy Sarzo (bass), Simon Wright (drums) and Scott Warren (keyboards) have announced that they will be touring Europe together with Toby Jepson (Fastway) and former Judas Priest/Iced Earth and current Yngwie Malmsteen frontman Tim 'Ripper' Owens.
The band will be going out under the name Dio Disciples and will be performing Ronnie's classic songs.
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Ronnie's wife and manager Wendy said the following about the tour:
"There will never be another Ronnie, but we want to keep his music alive and hope you will support the band and become one of the Dio Disciples.
"We will post the UK/European tour dates as they are confirmed, and we are planning some US dates also. Hope to see you at one of the shows."