Dio Members to Hit the UK During European Tour
The original Dio members are hoping to tour the
UK this July as part of a European tour, reports
Classic Rock Magazine.
The surviving members of the heavy metal outfit, founded by the
late Ronnie James Dio, will head out as
Last in Line, taking their name from the third Dio
Last In Line consists of guitarist
Vivian Campbell, bassist
Jimmy Bain, keyboardist
Claude Schnell and drummer
Vinny Appice. They will be joined by
former Lynch Mob and Hurricane
vocalist Andy Freeman, who'll provide the
Campbell, who left Dio in 1987, told Backstage Axxess:
"We're calling it Last In Line after the second
"We found a terrific singer in Andy. He can totally do
justice to the songs. He doesn't sound anything like Ronnie, which
is great - I don't want to draw that comparison. Ronnie was a very
unique singer but Andy is great in his own right and he sings the
songs very respectfully."
Last In Line are scheduled to play a handful of
warm-up shows in California, Nevada and Arizona this June, they
will then head to Europe for a wider tour the following month.
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