Ronnie James Dio would have turned 80 years old on July 10. To celebrate this historic day, the legendary Rainbow Bar & Grill on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, California will host “At The Rainbow In The Dark“, a special event for Dio family, friends, and fans, on July 7 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. PDT. The event will be open to the public with limited capacity. Click here for more details.
“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 Friday, July 8 at 2 p.m. EDT, 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 8) in 4-CD and digital formats. Additionally, the iconic DIO music videos from the album (“Holy Diver“, “Rainbow In The Dark“, “Stand Up And Shout”) have all been newly remastered and upgraded to HD.
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“.