Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Glenn Hughes, Jorn Lande To Front Heaven & Hell At Special Ronnie James Dio Tribute

Planet Rock is reporting that Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Trapeze, Black Country Communion) and Jorn Lande, frontman with Norwegian metallers Masterplan, will front a very special Heaven & Hell tribute to Ronnie James Dio at High Voltage on Saturday 24 July.

Tony Iommi, Vinny Appice and Geezer Butler will take to the stage for the slot that they were originally due to play with Ronnie James Dio this summer and their guest vocalists will help pay tribute to their former frontman.

Proceeds from the show will go to Ronnie's Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund Program.

"It's going to be a very emotional occasion. Ronnie loved his fans like no-one else I know - and they loved him. It will be a privilege doing a gig in honour of his memory, and to help towards his charity. Above all, I hope it encourages people to have regular check-ups for this disease. Early detection is vital, and greatly improves the chance of a cure. I know everyone has heard that a million times before, but seeing one of your best friends die because we all think we're immune from this disease, really brings it home. Do it for yourself, your family, your friends. Ronnie would be proud of you". Love & Peace, Geezer Butler.

Tony Iommi says "Ronnie's passing has left a huge hole, we hadn't anywhere near finished what we set out to do as a band together.  He was so looking forward to the European tour and we hope this appearance will go some way to fulfilling that".

You can get tickets for the festival, which takes place on the weekend of 24-25 July at Victoria Park in London, at the link below.

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