Ronnie James Dio would have turned 80 years old on July 10th. To celebrate this historic day, the legendary Rainbow Bar & Grill on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood will host At The Rainbow In The Dark, a special event for Dio family, friends, and fans, on July 7th from 7-9PM PT. The event will be open to the public with limited capacity.
At The Rainbow In The Dark will be hosted by one of Dio’s dear friends, SiriusXM host Eddie Trunk, who will spend the evening in conversation with some of Dio’s musical collaborators and friends, with a full list to be announced soon. The complete conversations will be featured in a special Trunk Nation LA Invasion, airing on SiriusXM Volume (channel 106) on July 8th at 2PM ET, with replays over the weekend and available anytime on the SXM App.
At The Rainbow In The Dark also falls on the eve of Rhino’s release of Holy Diver: Super Deluxe Edition, an expansive 40-track boxed set of Dio’s classic debut that will be available the following day (July 8th) in 4-CD and digital formats.
Additionally, the iconic Dio music videos from the album (Holy Diver,Rainbow In The Dark and Stand Up And Shout) have all been newly remaster and upgraded to HD. Click here to view now.
Among the greatest heavy metal singers of all time, Dio’s career spanned five decades, touched millions of fans and pioneered his signature “devil’s horns,” one of the most popular hand gestures in the world. Dio also provided vocals, lyrics, and melodies for some of the most iconic rock albums of all time with Black Sabbath and Rainbow, before establishing his own band Dio as a metal force with their 1983 debut Holy Diver.
The newHoly Diver: Super Deluxe Edition comes with two versions of the original album. The first is a new mix of the album made by Joe Barresi (Tool, Queens of the Stone Age, Slipknot). He used the original analog tapes to remix all nine tracks on the album. The second is a newly remastered version of the original 1983 mix. The Super Deluxe Edition also features unreleased live performances and outtakes, along with a selection of rarities from the era. Read all about this special release, here.