Dio Hologram Will Make U.S. Debut on February 2nd
While word still hasn’t come down on details for that upcoming tour featuring Ronnie James Dio’s hologram, the legendary singer’s likeness now has a U.S. premiere scheduled: February 2nd at the Pollstar Awards, held at the The Novo (formerly Club Nokia) in Los Angeles.
A quick refresher if the concept of “Dio hologram” is a head-scratcher to you: Dio Disciples, a band made up of ex-RJD collaborators who pay tribute to his music, unveiled the hologram for a few songs at Wacken this past summer. The hologram, designed by Eyellusion, has the full blessing of Dio’s widow, Wendy, but has stirred up controversy in the metal community.
Blabbermouth tells us that Wendy Dio and Eyellusion CEO Jeff Pezzuti will discuss the Dio hologram earlier that day at a panel, “The Hologram Experience”, hosted by Pollstar. APA’s Troy Blakely and TKO’s Andrew Goodfriend will also sit on the panel.
We imagine the debut of “Dio” on U.S. soil will reignite the debate about holograms of dead heroes appearing at live shows. Do you think it’s a fitting tribute to a legend, or a step too far? Watch video of the Wacken performance below and tell us in the comments.