The new Ronnie James Dio hologram kicked off a month-long U.S. tour last night (Friday, May 31) at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers, Florida.
Hologram production company Eyellusion, which created the Dio hologram, recently signed with the Agency for the Performing Arts (APA), represented by agency partner Steve Martin.
Fans have responded to the new avatar of Ronnie’s hologram saying:
Oliver Mira: “Sad, pathetic, weird, and creepy”
Steve Hurta: “The venue was about 60% empty as well. I think that’s a sign as for what’s to come in terms of people’s interest. I see this thing is going to be a huge failure.”
Some fans are disappointed to see a few shows being canceled:
“I checked on the Detroit show because I’d like to see Love/Hate and The Fillmore says it’s been canceled. I like the idea of these songs being performed live but the hologram isn’t the way to do it. They need to find a someone who can do justice to Ronnie both vocally and stage presence wise and neither Ripper nor Oni fit that.”