Legendary heavy metal vocalist Ronnie James Dio
(Heaven & Hell, Black Sabbath, Dio, Rainbow) was recently interviewed by Andrew Haug
of Triple J's "The Racket
" (based in Australia). Listen to the chat in streaming audio at the Triple J web site: Windows Media
, Real Media
(Note: The first part of the Dio interview begins around the one-hour, 16-minute mark). Check out the program's entire playlist at this location
Heaven & Hell
will bring its wicked world tour to North America for a select number of shows this August. The band will start its summer headlining music festivals across Europe before bringing its macabre stage show of metal classics to North America starting on August 7 in Vancouver. Tickets for most shows go on sale the weekend of May 8. There will also be a pre-sale for all shows, except Baltimore, beginning May 6 at 10 a.m. local time. Coheed And Cambria
will provide support on all shows except the Seattle date on August 8, which will feature Neurosis
in the supporting slot.
"The Devil You Know
", the new album from Heaven & Hell
, sold 30,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 8 on The Billboard 200 chart.
Three years ago, Dio
reunited to record a trio of new songs for Rhino
's "Black Sabbath: The Dio Years
" before launching a highly anticipated and greatly acclaimed world tour under their new moniker Heaven & Hell
. That set has since gone on to sell 143,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Thanks for the report to Blabbermouth.net