'Dio Returns Tour,' Featuring Ronnie James Dio Hologram, to Hit the U.S. for First Time

After first debuting at Germany's Wacken Open Air Festival in August 2016, the Ronnie James Dio hologram will make its way to the U.S. for the first time on the Dio Returns Tour. The inaugural U.S. trek kicks off May 31 in Fort Myers, Florida, and will wrap up June 29 in Las Vegas.

The official band line-up for the shows features former Dio members Craig Goldy on guitar, Simon Wright on drums and Scott Warren on keyboards. They’ll be joined by bassist Bjorn Englen, as well as vocalists Tim 'Ripper' Owens (Judas Priest/Yngwie Malmsteen) and Oni Logan (Lynch Mob).

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.