DIO DISCIPLES guitarist Craig Goldy has issued the following update:
"After Ronnie's passing and a lengthy mourning period, Wendy Dio and the band that was left behind have decided it was time to honor and keep the memory and legacy of Ronnie James Dio alive in the most respectful way possible! The tour dates have been posted and I hope that any of you that can... will come experience this!
And it is an experience! There is something special that happens when a group of people gather together with the same heart, mind and spirit as one another... and that is what happens every night we (the Dio Disciples) perform! I never know when... but I know that it will happen because it always does... sometime during the concert, the audience and the band connect and become as one!
And with the large speaker system, lights and special performances by past members of AC/DC, Judas Priest,Yngwie Malmsteen and Lynch Mob... you don't want to rely on all the crappy little cell phone recordings that look and sound like sh*t posted on YouTube!
I've never lied about anything to any Dio fan and I'm not about to start now! Every time we perform there's always several very special moments that just can't be defined into words! You just have to trust me and come experience it for yourselves! And I hope you do!"
The tour schedule is now as follows:
20 - Anaheim, CA - House Of Blues
21 - San Luis, Obispo - Slo Brew
23 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
24 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne
26 - Las Vegas, NV - Hard Rock on Strip
27 - Tempe, AZ - Club Red
28 - Ventura, CA - Ventura Theatre
30 - San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick
31 - Hollywood, CA - The Avalon (RJD SUASCF Charity Show)
4 - Dallas, TX - Trees
8 - Ft Wayne, IN - Pierre's
10 - Detroit, MI - Harpos
11 - Etobicoke, ON - Rockpile
13 - Portland, ME - Asylum
15 - Sayerville, NJ - Starland
16 - Pawtucket, RI - The Met
17 - Amityville, NY - Revolution
18 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
20 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
Dio Disciples line-up is as follows:
Tim "Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST) - vocals
Oni Logan (LYNCH MOB) - vocals
Craig Goldy (DIO) - guitar
Bjorn Englen (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) - bass
Scott Warren (DIO,HEAVEN & HELL) - keyboards
Simon Wright (DIO, AC/DC, UFO) - drums