Wendy Dio, the wife and longtime manager of late rock star Ronnie James Dio, has announced that plans for another Dio hologram tour have been put on hold for the time being.
“The hologram is on hold,” Wendi Dio told Ultimate Classic Rock. “I don’t know if we’re going to do that again or not.”
“We went out, and we tried it – we did it. There’s still talk about doing the hologram. I don’t know,” she added. “I think that there’s so much more that’s come along developing-wise [as far as technology]. I just think that the fans would prefer to see Ronnie as being really Ronnie instead of a hologram.”
The hologram was first projected on a stage at Wacken in 2016, when a band featuring some of Dio’s former collaborators performed with a vocal backing track.
After full tours in 2017 and 2019 across the U.S. and Europe by the Dio Disciples, there were objections from certain section of people that Dio’s likeness should not be exploited without his consent.
Ronnie James Dio passed away in 2010 after battling cancer.
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