The Dio Hologram Tour featuring Dio Disciples was in full effect overseas in Europe and the response definitely seemed to be mixed. Our overseas correspondent Hans Clappier was at the Cologne performance where he covered the performance. The show kicked off with the Dio Hologram as the his former band trudged through “King of Rock N’ Roll.” After this the band was joined by Monster Energy Drink mascot and failed Judas Priest singer Tim “Ripper” Owens and former Lynch Mob singer Oni Logan. Nobody really seems to get just how Logan has a career in music but that’s beside the point.
Midway through the show, the band lifelessly went into “Holy Diver.” When the it was time for the vocals to kick in, hologram Dio was passed out standing up leaning on his hologram microphone. The poor hologram was bored to death by his lifeless band. A hologram tech was sent out on stage to wake up Ronnie and from there on he managed to stay awake for the other songs that he performed that night. Hans even reported that at one point during the set, a road crew member came out on stage and held a mirror under guitarist Craig Goldie’s face to make sure he was still breathing.
Dio Disciples actually had invited hologram Jimmy Bain on stage to jam with them on “Man on the Silver Mountain” but he had done a bunch of hologram heroin backstage and was unable to perform. This magical evening of music and magic is set to hit the states sometimes in the summer. Hans tried to get an interview with hologram Dio after the show but unfortunately the projector had been packed away. We’re still confused as to how he would’ve interviewed hologram Dio but hey, in this day and age, anything is possible.