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All Star Jam Announced for Dio Cancer Fund's Awards Gala

All Star Jam Announced for Dio Cancer Fund's Awards Gala -

The second Awards Gala in the name of the late Ronnie James Dio has been announced and is set to take place on Halloween night (31st Oct) at the Avalon in Hollywood, California.

The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for cancer research since the untimely passing of the metal legend.  

Performing at the ceremony will be the Dio Disciples, which currently includes ex-Dio members Craig Goldy (guitar), Simon Wright (drums) and Scott Warren (keys) along with vocalists Tim 'Ripper' Owens, Oni Logan and bassist Bjon Englen.

There will also be an all-star jam session featuring Joey Vera (Armored Saint), Billy Morrison (Billy Idol), Glenn Hughes (Black Country Communion), Frankie Banali (Quiet Riot), Stephen Pearcy (Ratt), Joey Belladonna (Anthrax), Michael Sweet and Oz Fox (Stryper,) David 'Rock' Feinstein and members of Buckcherry.

The performance troupe Cirque Berzerk will also perform at the Gala, and U.S broadcaster Eddie Trunk of VH1 Classic's 'That Metal Show' will serve as emcee.

General admission tickets start at $200 and are available at the organization's official site.



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