Dio Disciples, the band featuring former Dio members have announced their first live dates. And they include Download Festival!
Craig Goldy (guitar), Rudy Sarzo (bass), Simon Wright (drums) and Scott Warren (keyboards), together with Toby Jepson (Fastway) and former Judas Priest/Iced Earth and current Yngwie Malmsteen frontman Tim 'Ripper' Owens make up Dio Disciples.
The band will be performing Ronnie's classic songs.
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Ronnie's wife and manager Wendy said the following about the tour on 21st March:
"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."
The list of dates are as follows;
Wed 6/08 Moscow, Russia, A2 Club
Thu 6/09 St. Petersburg, Russia Kosmonayt
Fri 6/10 Tampere, Finland Sauna Open Air Festival
Sat 6/11 Castle Donnington Download Festival
Sun 6/12 Newcastle, UK Academy
Tue 6/14 Glasgow, UK Garage
Wed 6/15 Wolverhampton, UK Sleigh Rooms
Thu 6/16 Manchester, UK Academy 2
Fri 6/17 London, UK Islington Academy
Sun 6/19 Uden, Netherlands De Pul
Mon 6/20 Aschafensburg, Germany Colos Saal
Tue 6/21 Hamburg, Germany Markthalle
Wed 6/22 Berlin, Germany C Club
Fri 6/24 Dessel, Belgium Graspop
Sat 6/25 Bochum, Germany Matrix
Mon 6/27 Vienna, Austria Szene Wien
Tue 6/28 Lucerne, Switzerland Konzerthaus Schuur