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Tim Ripper Owens Hero Card photoshoot with Chad Martel

Tim Ripper Owens to appear on “Dio Returns” hologram tour

Oct 262017

Monster Energy’s veteran metal vocalist Tim “Ripper” Owens, who has enjoyed successful career performing with the likes of Judas Priest, Iced Earth and Yngwie Malmsteen, is heading on an epic world tour performing in support of the “Dio Returns” tour. The tour features a hologram of Ronnie James Dio synced with his live vocals along with Dio members Simon Wright (drums), Craig Goldy (guitar) and Scott Warren (keyboards) alongside bassist Bjorn Englen (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN). Further support will come from Lynch Mob singer Oni Logan, who will join the tour on select dates.

In August 2016, entertainment technology company Eyellusion surprised fans when it debuted the Ronnie James Dio hologram at the Wacken Open Air heavy metal festival in Germany. The hologram also opened the 2017 Pollstar Awards, wowing bookers and promoters in attendance and creating excitement for the forthcoming tour.

The "Dio Returns" tour will also make stops throughout Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Paraguay, United Kingdom, Venezuela and other countries, with dates to be announced. The tour is expected to come to the United States in spring 2018 and play festivals globally during the summer.


Dio Returns Tour Dates

06 Dec - Bochum, Germany - Matrix

07 Dec - Cologne, Germany - Kantine

09 Dec - Warsaw, Poland - Progesja

13 Dec - Barcelona, Spain - Bikini

14 Dec - Zaragoza, Spain - Teatro De Las Esquinas

15 Dec - Santander, Spain - E Scenario Santander

17 Dec - Bucharest, Romania - Areneis Romane

19 Dec - London, England - Islington Academy

20 Dec - Tilburg, Netherlands - 013

21 Dec - Antwerp, Belgium - Trix


More dates to follow in 2018


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