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Dio hologram gearing up for world tour

Ronnie James Dio's hologram, developed by LA-based Eyellusion, played his first US show last week, warming up his digital vocal cords before a 2017 tour

By IQ on 06 Feb 2017

Eyellusion’s hologram of the late Ronnie James Dio – last seen at Wacken Open Air in August – made his US debut on Friday, at the Pollstar Awards in Los Angeles, ahead of a world tour planned for later this year.

As at W:O:A, ‘Ronnie’ was backed by his former band, now known as Dio’s Disciples, and performed ‘We Rock’, from 1984’s The Last in Line.

“We were thrilled to give this audience just a taste of the experience that we will start to tour globally later this year,” says Jeff Pezzuti, CEO of Eyellusion, an LA-based developer of holograms for the live music business. “This ‘We Rock’ performance is now being retired and production is underway on a full show.

“We are pulling out all the stops to create a live experience that is unlike anything Ronnie’s fans have seen before.”


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