This Summer, members of Ronnie James Dio’s solo group Rudy Sarzo (bass), Simon Wright (drums), Craig Goldy (guitar) and Scott Warren (keyboards) have been touring Europe with singers Tim “Ripper” Owens and Toby Jepson as Dio Disciples. And this Fall, the group is bringing their tribute to the late iconic singer to the States, having just announced dates for the trek.
Dio Disciples will be making their U.S. debut with a headlining tour this September and October. Obviously, our only taste of the group live has come from videos posted online (like the professionally filmed video of their entire set at this year’s Graspop Metal Meeting in Belgium that can be seen up top). From what we’ve watched, though, Dio Disciples seem to do justice to Dio’s legacy.
You can check out Dio Disciples’ announced dates for this Fall after the jump:
9/22 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
9/23 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony
9/26 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
9/27 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
9/28 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
9/29 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
9/30 – Medina, MN @ Medina Entertainment Center
10/6 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Varsity Theatre
10/7 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
10/8 – San Antonio, TX @ Sunken Gardens
10/9 – Dallas, TX @ Trees