Bringing to the stage songs from Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio, Heaven and Hell and even The Rods, Dio Rising covers the career of Ronnie James Dio as no other Tribute act has. Amongst his most rabid fans, the members of Dio Rising understand what it means to play these songs with total passion and conviction...Just as Ronnie did for decades. Masterful vocals, bad-ass guitar solos and songs we all hold sacred, Dio Rising carries the torch of rock's most amazing vocalist and songwriter.
Dio Rising began as Stand Up and Shout in Seattle in 2007. Having recently changed the name to Dio Rising to reflect both his recent work as well as the landmark Rainbow albums that included "Rising" the band is dedicated to helping keep the legacy of Ronnie in the minds and the ears of generations to come. The members of Dio Rising believe in the power music has to provide strength, support and power to the individual. This band is a labour of love and they do this with humility in the greatness of his shadow.