Bassist RUDY SARZO Joins DIO

Bassist Rudy Sarzo has officially joined DIO as the group's new bassist. Rudy is known for his work in QUIET RIOT, WHITESNAKE and OZZY OSBOURNE, and most recently, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN. Rudy joins the band in time for DIO's European tour, which begins July 16 in Moscow. "Thanks to Jeff Pilson [ex-DOKKEN] for stepping in to handle bass duties on the new record, for which recording is now underway, with a July release date on Sanctuary Records in the United States and SPV in Europe," reads a post on the group's web site.

DIO tour dates:

Jul. 16 - Moscow, Russia @ Luzhniki Hall
Jul. 17 - St. Petersburg, Russia @ Jubileny Arena
Jul. 18 - Helsinki, Finland @ Tuska Metalfest
Jul. 20 - Gothenburg, Sweden @ Tradgarden
Jul. 21 - Karlskoga, Sweden @ Kino
Jul. 23 - Madrid, Spain @ Macumba
Jul. 24 - Pamplona, Spain @ Sala Gares
Jul. 25 - Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz
Jul. 27 - Valencia, Spain @ Sala Republicca
Jul. 28 - TBA
Jul. 29 - Zaragoza, Spain @ Sala Oasis
Jul. 31 - Vigo, Spain @ Venue tbc
Aug. 03 - Worgl, Austria @ Komma
Aug. 04 - Karlsruhe, Germany @ Substage
Aug. 05 - Nurnberg, Germany @ Hirsch
Aug. 06 - Hamburg, Germany @ Wacken Festival
Aug. 07 - Rijssen, Holland @ Lucky
Aug. 09 - Manchester, England @ Academy
Aug. 10 - Glasgow, Scotland @ Barrowlands
Aug. 12 - Birmingham, England @ Academy
Aug. 13 - Folkstone, England @ Lees Cliff Hall
Aug. 14 - London, England @ Astoria
Aug. 15 - Nottingham, England @ Rock City

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