Though the heavy metal icon passed away in 2010, Ronnie James Dio will hit the road again in hologram form! The heavily anticipated tour has been in the works for a long time and according to Ronnie’s widow, Wendy Dio, the hologram work “should be ready by September.”

At Wacken 2016, a crowd of 75,000 people were shocked to see Ronnie James Dio back on stage singing “We Rock.” Since the Eyellusion hologram debuted, word of a full-on hologram tour with Dio Disciples has been circulating. We managed to get some exciting news from Wendy Dio, including what material fans can expect Ronnie’s hologram to perform.

“We’re developing a new [hologram] right now with six songs,” Wendy told us. “So if we do an hour show, Ronnie will probably come out four times. If we do a 90-minute show, he’d come out six times. We’re developing that — should be ready by September.” Wendy couldn’t say for sure if the tour would begin in September, but she promises Ronnie’s hologram will perform Rainbow, Dio and Black Sabbath songs!

Wendy also just inducted Ronnie James Dio as the first entrant into the Hall of Heavy Metal History, but as for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Wendy expressed how important it is to see Ronnie get his deserved spot. “I don’t think there’s anybody else who’s fronted three bands as successfully as he has,” Wendy stated.

Check out our exclusive interview with Wendy Dio in the clip above. After our interview with Wendy, it was announced that the Dio Disciples will perform a single song with the Ronnie James Dio hologram at the Pollstar Awards in Los Angeles on Thursday, Feb. 2.

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