Ronnie James Dio – The Memorial Concert
The cream of the crop of Dutch hard rock and metal combine forces in order to pay Ronnie James Dio a fitting tribute. It was ten years ago on May 16th 2020 that the small man with the big voice has left us.
During The Memorial Concert, all phases of his career are highlighted. So count on many classics by Rainbow, Black Sabbath and the band Dio, but surprising choices will also be made from the extensive repertoire to which Ronnie James Dio has lent his voice. The star line-up during this special evening consists of vocalists John JayCee Cuijpers (Ayreon, Praying Mantis) and Lisette van den Berg (Scarlet Stories, Ayreon), guitarist Ruud Jolie and keyboard player Martijn Spierenburg (both from Within Temptation), the original hard rock guitarist. Menno Gootjes (Focus, Black Nazareth), bass player Johan van Stratum (VUUR, The Gentle Storm, Stream of Passion, Ayreon) and drummer Stef Broks (Textures).
Long Live Rock 'n' Roll... Long Live Ronnie James Dio!