In a conversation with UCR, Ronnie James Dio’s wife, Wendy Dio said that the hologram of her late husband is “on hold” and it isn’t sure another tour with the hologram will ever happen again.
“The hologram is on hold. I don’t know if we’re going to do that again or not.
“We went out, and we tried it – we did it. There’s still talk about doing the hologram. I don’t know. I think that there’s so much more that’s come along developing-wise [as far as technology].
“I just think that the fans would prefer to see Ronnie as being really Ronnie instead of a hologram.”
Wendy also said that she is working on a new project incorporating archival footage of her late husband into a concert setting:
“We are going to tour. I’m working on some special effects of stuff with Ronnie. It’s a film, of Ronnie, not a hologram…
“I found a bunch of footage that was done. I found the ISO film of Ronnie only, and we’ve been taking that and working with that with special effects and things. It looks really, really cool.
“I’m hoping this is going to come out really, really well. I’ve only seen a few bits of it. It’s a long procedure and expensive, so we’ve been working on it. But I think the fans will like it and enjoy it.”