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

Disciples is comprised of singers Tim “Ripper” Owens ( Priest) and Logan (Lynch Mob), guitarist Craig Goldy (Dio), bassist Bjorn Anglund (Yngwie Malmsteen), keyboardist Scott Warren (,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 renditions of all the Ronnie James 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. Disciples has issued the following statement: “We could NEVER replace Ronnie and that is not our intention – there will ever only be RJD. 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 Vol. 2’ CD (released via Niji Entertainment) picks exactly where volume left off – from 1996 onward. And in addition to featuring such latter-day classics as “Killing the Dragon,” “Push,” and “Fever Dreams,” the compilation will also include several rarities that have long requested on a single disc – “Electra” (which previously was only a part of the ultra-rare ‘Tournado’ box set), “ of Paradise,” and “ Will Never Die.”

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


Sat 20 Oct                  Anaheim, CA                        HOB
Tue 23 Oct                 Seattle, WA                           El Corazon
Wed 2 Oct               Portland, OR                         Hawthorne
Fri 26 Oct                   Las Vegas, NV                     Hard on Strip
Sat 27 Oct                  Tempe, AZ                            Club
Sun 28 Oct                Ventura, CA                          Theatre
Wed 31 Oct               Hollywood, CA                     The Avalon (RJD SUASCF 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


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