On May 13th Eagle Rock Entertainment will release Dio’s ‘Live In London: Hammersmith Apollo 1993’ on DVD, SD Blu-ray and double CD formats.
This is the first ever video release of this classic 1993 concert and includes anthems such as “Holy Diver”, “Rainbow In The Dark”, “Strange Highways”, “Stand Up And Shout”, “Man On The Silver Mountain”, “Heaven And Hell”, “We Rock”, and more. Filmed at London’s Hammersmith Apollo on December 12, 1993, this concert film captures the then newly-reformed Dio on the last night of their European tour in support of the ‘Strange Highways’ album. The line-up of Ronnie James Dio (vocals), Vinny Appice (drums), Jeff Pilson (bass), Tracy G (guitar) and Scott Warren (keyboards) delivered a blistering performance of tracks from their new album, previous Dio classics and favorites from Ronnie’s career with Black Sabbath and Rainbow.
This powerful performance is presented in DTS Surround Sound, Dolby Digital 5.1, and Dolby Digital Stereo. In addition to this amazing concert, the AV formats offer a bonus Behind-The-Scenes feature entitled “Hangin’ With The Band”.
One of the most influential and celebrated vocalists/frontmen of hard rock and heavy metal, the late Ronnie James Dio’s commanding vocals and mammoth stage presence has resonated with generations of fans. His sophisticated, classical vocalization mixed with imaginative, fantastical song themes was genre-defining, establishing him as one of music’s most beloved icons. ‘Live In London: Hammersmith Apollo 1993’ masterfully captures him and his namesake band, Dio.