Dio Members to Hit the UK During European Tour -
The original Dio members are hoping to tour the UK this July as part of a European tour, reports Classic Rock Magazine.
The surviving members of the heavy metal outfit, founded by the
late Ronnie James Dio, will head out as
Last in Line, taking their name from the third Dio
Last In Line consists of guitarist Vivian Campbell, bassist Jimmy Bain, keyboardist Claude Schnell and drummer Vinny Appice. They will be joined by former Lynch Mob and Hurricane vocalist Andy Freeman, who'll provide the vocals.
Campbell, who left Dio in 1987, told Backstage Axxess:
"We're calling it Last In Line after the second album.
"We found a terrific singer in Andy. He can totally do justice to the songs. He doesn't sound anything like Ronnie, which is great - I don't want to draw that comparison. Ronnie was a very unique singer but Andy is great in his own right and he sings the songs very respectfully."
Last In Line are scheduled to play a handful of warm-up shows in California, Nevada and Arizona this June, they will then head to Europe for a wider tour the following month.