Ronnie James Dio. "Tenacious D: In the Pick of Destiny" Los Angeles Premiere held at The Grauman's Chinese Theater

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Watch The Debut Of Ronnie James Dio's Hologram World Tour

By: Anthony Capobianco

December 7, 2017

Thanks to the magic of modern technology, Ronnie James Dio lives on. Not only that, but he's going out on a world tour!

Backed by the Dio Disciples, the hologram of the late Ronnie James Dio kicked off the "Dio Returns: The World Tour" trek to a packed audience in Bochum, Germany. Created by Eyellusion Hologram Production, the Dio hologram first appeared onstage at Wacken 2016, and then again at the 2017 Pollstar Awards.

Since his passing in 2010, there has been much debate amongst fans whether a Dio hologram would be an appropriate method to continue his legacy. His widow, Wendy Dio, came out in support of the hologram, believing that her late husband would have also embraced the new technology as well.