reporting that two major concerts are being planned to celebrate the life of the late Ronnie James Dio.
Details are sketchy at present, but what is for sure is that the gigs are going to be dubbed Ronnie James Dio ‘Stand Up And Shout’ Memorial Concerts.
They will take place in London and Los Angeles in autumn 2010.
Speculation is mounting that the shows will feature the surviving members of Heaven And Hell – Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Vinny Appice – with Judas Priest’s Rob Halford filling in for Dio on vocals. But we must stress this has not been confirmed.
However, as Halford has deputised for both Dio and Ozzy Osbourne in Black Sabbath before, a precedent has already been set.