STAND UP AND CALL FOR RONNIE JAMES DIO’S BIRTHDAY is tomorrow, 7.10.2021, 2 p.m. PDT
With Alice Cooper, Tenacious D, Sammy Hagar, Rob Halford, Lita Ford and more
Tomorrow July 10, 2021 at 2 p.m. Pacific, several of the greatest heavy metal musicians of all time unite in a big virtual concert, STAND UP AND CALL FOR RONNIE JAMES DIO’S BIRTHDAY for the benefit of the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund (www.diocancerfund.org), founded in memory of the late great heavy metal icon who was the voice of Rainbow, Black Sabbath and DIO. A beloved and cherished presence in the music world, he has been sorely missed since Cancer ended his song in 2010.
The respect and love for Ronnie James Dio is confirmed by the multitude of great musicians who said yes when they were invited to this party, including Alice Cooper, Jack Black & Kyle Gass / Tenacious D, Carmine Appice, Vinny Appice , Sebastian Bach, Sammy Hagar, Rob Halford (Judas Priest); Lita Ford, and many more, all listed below.
The event, organized on rolllivestudios.com, begins to 2 p.m. Pacific. Tickets are now available for the VIP after party the next day, Sunday July 11, also at 2:00 p.m. Pacific.
Also in attendance will be DIO: Oni Logan and Tim “Ripper” Owens, vocals; Simon Wright, drums; Scott Warren, keyboards; Rowan Robertson, guitar; and Bjorn Englen, bass.
Also Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell), Michael Angelo Batio (Nitro, Holland, Shout); Kenny Aronoff (John Fogerty, Jon Bon Jovi), Sebastian Bach, Joey Belladonna (Anthrax); Chuck Billy (Testament); John Bush (Armored Saint); Gilby Clarke (Guns N ‘Roses, Slash’s Snakepit); Mikkey Dee (Scorpions, Motörhead); Aynsley Dunbar (Travel, Frank Zappa); keyboardist Steve Ferlazzo, Frank Ferrer (Guns N ‘Roses); Chuck Garric (Alice Cooper); Tony award-winning singer Lena Hall (“Hedwig and the Angry Inch”); Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Country Communion); Terry Ilous (Grand Blanc, XYZ); Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell); Richie Kotzen (Poison, Smith / Kotzen); the LA Liliac metal group; James LoMenzo (White Lion, Snakepit of Slash) Duff McKagan (Guns N ‘Roses); Sean McNabb (Quiet Riot, Dokken); Jeff Pilson (foreign, DIO); Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne); Paul Shortino (Rough Cutt, “Raiding the Rock Vault”); Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper, Hollywood Vampires); guitarist Jasmine Star; Derek St. Holmes (Vanilla Fudge, Michael Schenker Group); Brian Tichy (Whitesnake, Ozzy Osbourne); Scott Travis (Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy); Mexican rock band The Warning; Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders); and Lajon Witherspoon (Sevendust), Chickenfoot and Lzzy Hale (Halestorm) ;.
Radio and TV personalities Eddie Trunk and Matt Pinfield will co-host the event, conducting interviews with artists as well as record producer Dio Wyn Davis; concert promoter Danny Zelisko and Ronnie’s wife and longtime manager Wendy Dio, among others.
Tickets are on sale now on rolllivestudios.com starting at $ 20 for general admission tickets to see the show. Tickets are also available for the next day’s VIP After Party, Sunday, July 11, also from 2 p.m. PT (PDT). The VIP After Party will feature exclusive performances by Joey Tempest (Europe), Paul Shortino and Richie Kotzen, among others, and artist interviews led by host Matt Pinfield, which will only be accessible to VIP ticket holders. After Party.
Rolling Live Studios also offers special product packages and virtual VIP experiences for fans to take part in this unique global event. Auction is open for the “Dio Ultimate Bundle Auction”, featuring rare Dio-themed items hand-picked from the vault by Wendy Dio, and for a unique Dio-themed leather jacket to be made tailor-made for the winning bidder. by famous artist Carin Hazmat.
There are many value-added items to purchase with event tickets, including a bag of vintage merchandise specially selected for the DIO and Dio Cancer Fund event.
There will also be a limited number of copies of Ronnie’s great auto-bio, rainbow in the dark, of which he is the author ,. and was completed and edited by his wife Wendy Dio and Mick Wall. Each book was signed by Wendy
the STAND UP AND CALL FOR RONNIE JAMES DIO’S BIRTHDAY The virtual fundraising concert will also feature exclusive archival footage from Dio’s life and long career and never-before-seen footage from Dio Cancer Fund events held in Los Angeles since 2011, when the organization was founded. Through musical performances and storytelling, a wide range of guests will celebrate the life of a man who deeply influenced their lives through his art and his larger-than-life presence.
Throughout his career, Ronnie James Dio has been a passionate supporter and has contributed to charities and numerous animal charities. He was an artist who was not only highly respected for his talent, but also admired and loved by his peers and fans around the world, some of whom included renowned celebrities, musicians and personalities from all walks of life.
The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund (www.diocancerfund.org), dedicated to cancer prevention, research and education, has raised over $ 2 million in its history. The organization’s last in-person event was its 10th Anniversary Gala held at the Avalon in Hollywood in February 2020. Its annual RIDE FOR RONNIE motorcycle tour and concert and BOWL FOR RONNIE bowling tournament have been temporarily suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
STAND UP AND CALL FOR RONNIE JAMES DIO’S BIRTHDAY is the latest in a series of stellar events produced by Rolling Live Studios. In January, the studio worked alongside Mike Garson to assemble an extraordinary roster of singers to perform with David Bowie’s band alumni for the “A Bowie Celebration: Just for One Day” streaming concert event. The following month, YUNGBLUD’s mind-blowing performance of “Life on Mars? Of the event played after millions of viewers watched NASA’s Perseverance rover successfully land on Mars.