DIO: More Tour Dates Announced

DIO have lined up the following tour dates during the coming months:

May 27 - Roeselare, BEL @ Schwung Festival
May 28 - Saarbrucken, GER @ The Garage
May 30 - Munich, GER @ Elserhalle
Jun. 01 - Stuttgart, GER @ Longhorn
Jun. 02 - Ulm, GER @ Tent Festival
Jun. 03 - Frankfurt, GER @ Offenbach
Jun. 04 - Gelsenkirchen, GER @ Rock Hard Festival
Jun. 06 - Athens, GRE @ Rizouploi Stadium
Jun. 07 - Thessaloniki, GRE @ Lazaristes Theatre
Jun. 10 - Lichtenvoorde, NET @ Arrow Rock Festival
Jul. 01 - Tuuri, FIN @ Miljoona Rock
Jul. 12 - Belo Horizonte, BRA @ Marista Hall
Jul. 14 - Rio De Janeiro, BRA @ Claro Hall
Jul. 15 - Sao Paulo, BRA @ CrediCard Hall
Jul. 18 - Santiago, CHL @ Estadio Chile
Jul. 21 - Caracas, VEN @ Poliedero De Caracas
Jul. 22 - San Jose, CR @ Parque Antonio Escarre
Jul. 23 - Mexico City, MEX @ El Circo Volador
Aug. 28 - Copenhagen, DEN @ Amager Bio
Aug. 29 - Aarhus, DEN @ Train
Aug. 31 - Hamar, NOR @ Hamar Music Festival
Sep. 02 - Riga, LAT @ Riga Arena

Ronnie James Dio recently spent time in the U.K. "kicking around ideas" with BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi for a couple of new tracks to be included on SABBATH's forthcoming box set, "Black Sabbath: The Dio Years". However, there are no plans for SABBATH and Dio to reunite for any further touring or recording activity.

DIO have just issued "Holy Diver Live", a live recording of the band's classic "Holy Diver" album in its entirety, from start to finish, recorded live in London in 2005. It also includes, among others, "Heaven & Hell", "Sign of the Southern Cross" and "Mob Rules" from Dio's SABBATH days, "Tarot Woman", "Man on the Silver Mountain" and "Long Live Rock 'N' Roll" from the RAINBOW era and "We Rock" from his solo career.

DIO's follow-up to 2004's "Master of the Moon" is expected in late 2006/early 2007.

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