Original DIO drummer Vinny Appice will be filling in for Simon Wright at the following upcoming DIO DISCIPLES shows:
18 – Toronto, ON – The Rockpile
19 – London, ON – Eastside Bar & Grill
20 – Silver Creek, NY – Willow Creek Winery
21 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
22 – Teaneck, NJ – Mexicali Live!
Dio Disciples vocalist Oni Logan (LYNCH MOB) was recently interviewed by Kris Engelhart of BackstageAxxess.com; an excerpt follows:
Since Dio Disciples tours with two vocalists, both you and Tim “Ripper” Owens (formerly of JUDAS PRIEST and ICED EARTH), how are you sharing vocal duties for the tour?
Oni: “Well, there are specific songs that work better and lend themselves vocally to each of our voices better than others. Well let me rephrase that, basically what happens is that our tonalities, our quality of voices, whatever suits us as far as what the catalog that Ronnie (James Dio) has being there in front of us, we pick and choose. And we also, when we’re onstage, we share a couple of songs together, some of the classic songs from RAINBOW, from BLACK SABBATH and also we sing a few on our own. And they’re all designed for our voices.”
Ronnie was known for putting on such elaborate shows, very theatrical. What can fans expect to see at a Dio Disciples show?
Oni: “Well as far as production, there is not the production that Ronnie took out on the road with the dragons and everything.That you won’t see, but you will see a quality show with regards to the lighting as well as the participation and how the band delivers onstage and how we perform the songs. It’s quality, it’s the best (I would say) band out there portraying Ronnie’s legacy. With respect.”
To read the interview in its entirety, click here.