More Guests Confirmed For Tribute To RONNIE JAMES DIO On Sweden Rock Cruise

June 30, 2010, 8 years ago

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As previously reported, some of Sweden's finest heavy metal musicians will gather to pay tribute to RONNIE JAMES DIO (DIO, BLACK SABBATH, HEAVEN & HELL, RAINBOW, ELF) during this fall's edition of the Sweden Rock Cruise, set to sail on October 7th from Stockholm, Sweden for Åbo, Finland and return the following day.

Organizers have issued the following update:

On October 7th - 8th, musicians from some of the most important bands on the Swedish metal scene will join forces to pay tribute to the legendary Ronnie James Dio, who recently passed away.

Songs from Dio's career with Rainbow, Black Sabbath and the band Dio will be performed. The core band of the evening will be melodic metallers LION'S SHARE, fronted by Nils Patrik Johansson (ASTRAL DOORS).

Guest artists confirmed this far:

- Björn Gelotte and Peter Iwers (IN FLAMES)
- Joacim Cans (HAMMERFALL)
- Ian Haugland (EUROPE)
- Mikael Åkerfeldt (OPETH)
- Jens Johansson (STRATOVARIUS, ex-Dio)
- Messiah Marcolin (ex-CANDLEMASS)
- Johan Edlund (TIAMAT)
- Joakim Berg and Magnus "Adde" Andreasson (HARDCORE SUPERSTAR)
- Johan Hegg (AMON AMARTH)

More guest artits may be added. During the cruise, money will be raised to Dio's Stand Up And Shout cancer fund.

Five other bands will be playing on board. Confirmed this far are: TIAMAT, ALIEN (original lineup), NIFELHEIM.

Tickets are available from 395 SEK, including part in a cabin. More info is available here.

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