Tony Iommi and Glenn Hughes will pay their respects to the late Ronnie James Dio at a special Stand Up And Shout For Ronnie James Dio’s Birthday livestream fundraiser to be held on July 10.
The Stand Up And Shout For Ronnie James Dio’s Birthday event will feature brand new performances and stories Dio’s friends and fans, as well as exclusive archival footage from the singer’s life and long-spanning career, and never-before-seen footage from Dio Cancer Fund events held in Los Angeles since 2011 when the organisation began.
Other artists set to pay tribute to the former Black Sabbath and Rainbow legend include Testament’s Chuck Billy, Anthrax frontman Joey Belladonna, Dio’s former Black Sabbath bandmate Vinnie Appice, Gilby Clarke and Lajon Witherspoon.
Also participating will be members of the Dio band - Simon Wright, Oni Logan, Scott Warren, Bjorn Englen and Rowan Robertson. Eddie Trunk and Matt Pinfield will conduct interviews with the artists and Ronnie’s widow and long-time manager Wendy Dio.
A variety of ticket packages are now on sale for the event.
The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, dedicated to cancer prevention, research and education, has raised over $2 million since it launched.