THE RODS frontman David "Rock" Feinstein joined the Ronnie James Dio hologram on stage on June 9 at The Paramount in Huntington, New York to perform the BLACK SABBATH classic "Neon Knights". The show was part of the month-long "Dio Returns" U.S. tour, which kicked off on May 31 in Fort Myers, Florida.
The closing song of the concert, "Neon Knights" saw former JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens, ex-LYNCH MOB frontman Oni Logan accompany the Dio hologram for a climactic finale.
Feinstein is Ronnie's cousin and former member of their joint band, ELF.
The Dio hologram production uses audio of Ronnie's live performances from throughout his career, with the DIO DISCIPLES band playing live, consisting of Simon Wright on drums, Craig Goldy on guitar, and Scott Warren on keyboards, along with Bjorn Englen on bass. Also appearing with them are Owens and Logan.
The 90-minute concert includes all of the DIO fan favorites — such as "Holy Diver", "King Of Rock And Roll" and "We Rock" — plus select tracks from RAINBOW and BLACK SABBATH.
The legendary heavy metal singer died in 2010 at the age of 67 from stomach cancer. His hologram made its debut at the Wacken Open Air festival in August 2016 in front of more than 75,000 fans.
After the tour's initial seven-date run was completed in December 2017, Ronnie's hologram underwent "some changes" before the launch of the 2019 leg of the "Dio Returns" world tour.