German metal queen Doro Pesch will play a special show in New York City this fall. Scheduled for September 9 at the Gramercy Theatre, the concert will mark the official U.S. screening/release party for Doro's "25 Years In Rock" DVD, which will be made available in North America two days later via Nuclear Blast. Tickets for the show will go on sale July 6 via LiveNation.com.
Released in Europe late last year (also via Nuclear Blast), the epic "25 Years In Rock" two-DVD/CD set includes Doro's 25-year anniversary show in its entirety as well as clips from her 2,500th concert and so much more.
Doro will be filling in for singer Tim "Ripper" Owens on the following DIO DISCIPLES dates:
July 02 - Heineken - Madrid, Spain
July 03 - Bikini - Barcelona, Spain
DIO DISCIPLES pays tribute to the legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio and is fully supported by Dio's widow/manager, Wendy, who recently posted that "there will never be another Ronnie, but we want to keep his music alive and hope you will support the band and become one of the DIO DISCIPLES."
Commented Pesch: "I'm so excited to be a part of this tour. I listened day and night to Ronnie James Dio's amazingly wonderful songs and I will try me very best to do a good job with them. I feel so honored and blessed to be a part of this and to keep Dio's music and magic alive. He was truly the greatest rock and metal singer of all time. We love you, Ronnie. I will sing my heart out for you and the fans. "
Owens is unable to make the Spanish shows as he is attending his daughter's wedding.
"Fear No Evil", the latest album from Pesch, was made available in North America in June 2009 via AFM/Dismanic/Ryko Distribution.
Released in Europe in January 2009 via AFM Records, "Fear No Evil" entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 11. This was the highest chart entry for Doro in her home country in almost 20 years.