New Dio Live Album Coming
2010 will go down as the year that we lost one of hard rock/heavy metal's all-time great vocalists, Ronnie James Dio after a valiant battle with cancer. To celebrate the life of the man that has become synonymous with metal, the double disc set, Dio at Donington UK: Live 1983 & 1987 will be released through Niji Entertainment Group Inc on November 8th.
The first disc was recorded at the first-ever UK performance by Dio's solo group, while on tour supporting their classic debut, Holy Diver; the set-list does a superb job reflecting Dio's debut (featuring such classics as ‘Rainbow in the Dark’, and ‘Stand Up And Shout’), as well as classics from both Rainbow and Black Sabbath including ‘Man on the Silver Mountain’ and ‘Heaven and Hell’ – resulting in a thorough retrospective of Dio's career. The second disc of Dio at Donington UK: Live 1983 & 1987 features guitarist Craig Goldy's debut – recorded in 1987, in support of the Dream Evil album, and contains highlights from Dio's career.
Dio at Donington UK: Live 1983 & 1987 will be the very first release from the Niji Entertainment Group, the label formed by Ronnie James Dio and his wife/manager, Wendy Dio, in early 2010. The set will be released as a deluxe digipak including a booklet filled with rare photographs and liner notes, and original replica all access laminates from both shows.