JORN LANDE: 'I Will Forever Be Honored And Grateful For Being A Part' Of DIO Tribute Concert

Norwegian vocalist Jorn Lande, who sings for power metallers MASTERPLAN and recently released a tribute album to Ronnie James Dio, has issued the following update:

"The last few months have been filled with work and new impressions, and I'm slowly getting back on track with future plans .

"The HEAVEN & HELL - Ronnie James Dio tribute concert, in Victoria Park London, was a sad experience as well as a great thing to do, and I will forever be honored and grateful for being a part of it.

"I wish to thank Tony [Iommi, guitar], Geezer [Butler, bass], Vinny [Appice, drums], Scott [Warren, keyboards], Glenn [Hughes, vocals] and everyone involved for making me feel so welcome and included. I also wish to thank all the people that were there to see the show, who embraced it for what it was, a sole tribute to the man and legend Ronnie James Dio.

"Life goes on and the wheel is turning. The next step for me this year will be to go through the Jorn live material, recorded at Sweden Rock Festival earlier this summer. We are aiming for a full-lenght live CD and DVD release in 2011, but we still have to check the footage from the show thoroughly, to find out if everything is intact and quality-wise usable for a full-length DVD production. We will know soon, and let you all know."

The setlist for the Ronnie James Dio tribute concert on July 24 at the High Voltage festival at Victoria Park in London, England was as follows (vocalist for each track listed in parenthesis):

01. The Mob Rules (Jorn Lande)
02. I (Jorn Lande)
03. Country Girl (Glenn Hughes)
04. Children Of The Sea (Glenn Hughes)
05. Turn Up The Night (Jorn Lande)
06. Voodoo (Jorn Lande)
07. Bible Black (Glenn Hughes)
08. Falling Off The Edge Of The World (Glenn Hughes)
09. Die Young (Jorn Lande)
10. Heaven And Hell (Jorn Lande, Glenn Hughes)
11. Neon Knights (Jorn Lande, Glenn Hughes, Philip Anselmo)

Check out a professional photo gallery from Express & Star. Fan-filmed video footage can be viewed below. Additional clips are available here and here.

Proceeds from this performance will go to the Ronnie James Dio "Stand Up And Shout" Cancer Fund.

Immediately following the High Voltage concert, Hughes revealed exclusively to Express & Star that there will be a Dio tribute album, "with some megastars," to raise funds for to the Ronnie James Dio "Stand Up And Shout" Cancer Fund, as well as a major show in Los Angeles in March 2011.


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