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With the impending October 9th release of ‘The Very Beast of Dio Vol. 2,’ the all-star group, , couldn’t have picked a better time to launch their next set of U.S. tour dates. Beginning October 20th and running until November 20th, will be rocking venues nationwide.

is comprised of singers Tim “Ripper” Owens (Judas Priest) and Oni Logan (Lynch Mob), guitarist Craig Goldy (Dio), bassist Bjorn Anglund (Yngwie Malmsteen), keyboardist Scott Warren (Dio,Heaven & Hell), and drummer Simon Wright (Dio, AC/DC, UFO).

The group touches upon almost every era of Dio’s stellar career, as you can expect to hear faithful and heavy renditions of all the Ronnie James Dio classics, including “Man on the Silver Mountain,” “Neon Knights,” “Heaven and Hell,” “Holy Diver,” “Rainbow in the Dark,” and “The Last in Line,” among countless others. Dio Disciples has issued the following statement: “We could NEVER replace Ronnie and that is not our intention – there will ever only be one RJD. Dio Disciples is a celebration of the music and legacy of the greatest singer in the world, Ronnie James Dio.”

The 17-track ‘The Very Beast of Dio Vol. 2’ CD (released via Niji Entertainment) picks up exactly where the first volume left off – from 1996 onward. And in addition to featuring such latter-day Dio classics as “Killing the Dragon,” “Push,” and “Fever Dreams,” the compilation will also include several rarities that fans have long requested on a single disc – “Electra” (which previously was only a part of the ultra-rare ‘Tournado’ box set), “Prisoner of Paradise,” and “Metal Will Never Die.”

It has been over two years since the legendary Ronnie James Dio passed away after a battle with cancer. But his music continues to live on – as heard by the upcoming ‘The Very Beast of Dio Vol. 2’ and Dio Disciples tour dates.


Sat 20 Oct                  Anaheim, CA                        HOB
Tue 23 Oct                 Seattle, WA                           El Corazon
Wed 24 Oct               Portland, OR                         Hawthorne
Fri 26 Oct                   Las Vegas, NV                     Hard Rock on Strip
Sat 27 Oct                  Tempe, AZ                            Club Red
Sun 28 Oct                Ventura, CA                          Ventura Theatre
Wed 31 Oct               Hollywood, CA                     The Avalon (RJD SUASCF Charity Show)
Thu 08 Nov               Ft Wayne, IN                         Pierre’s
Sat 10 Nov                Detroit,MI                               Harpos
Tue 13 Nov               Portland, ME                         Asylum
Thu 15 Nov               Sayerville, NJ                       Starland
Sat 17 Nov                Amityville, NY                       Revolution
Tue 20 Nov               Allentown, PA                       Crocodile Rock


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