Despite Remaining Stubbornly Dead, Ronnie James Dio Performed a Gig in LA Last Week. This. Is. Freaky.

Not long ago, someone who works closely with the touring industry once told me that concerts by dead musicians will soon be a A Thing and a huge draw for promoters as fans flock to see their dead heroes, a number that’s growing by the month.

It’s all about the hologram now, as attendees to the 28th annual Pollstar Awards–a ceremony honouring the world of concert tour professionals–witnessed on Thursday night (February 2).

On the stage before them was a hologram of Ronnie James Dio, who passed away as the result of stomach cancer in 2010. Here’s what they saw–and if you want to learn more about what’s going on here, head to Loudwire.

This, friends, is pretty freaky.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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