I am obviously against the Dio Disciples. I just think it’s sad that people are still trying to cash in on Ronnie James Dio’s legacy, and in such an obvious way.

Dio Disciples — which features former Dio members Simon Wright, Craig Goldy, Scott Warren and Rudy Sarzo alongside singers Tim “Ripper” Owens and Toby Jepson — will embark on a U.S. headlining tour in September. This, after their run of European gigs.

Those dates are after the jump. They’re only playing something like 10 dates, and not even coming to New York City. They know better. We don’t accept this shit. Go check those dates if you’re really that bored, you need to see a bunch of dudes who aren’t Dio playing Dio songs.

Dio Disciples dates:
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

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