Rising presents The Music of Ronnie James Dio
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Highly acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic, Rising has been given the unique distinction of bringing back to music the living memory and spirit of Ronnie James Dio. With abiding reverence to his loyal fans, the band materialized as the result of a vision that dared to reach far beyond the simple notion of a “tribute” band, delivering with integrity the experience of what it was like to see and hear Ronnie live. The product of more than five years of tireless research and determination, this commanding ensemble continues to make incredible strides in capturing the essence and authenticity that defined the sound behind such bands as Black Sabbath, Rainbow, Heaven and Hell, Elf, and of course, Dio.
By featuring two guitars the presentation allows for limitless possibilities, whether through reproducing the actual scale and sonic spectrum of studio performances, or in bringing to the lead guitar role a broad range of stylistic approaches, with nods to such luminaries as Vivian Campbell, Tony Iommi, Ritchie Blackmore, and Doug Aldrich. In witnessing the atmosphere and electricity of a Rising concert, the unique chemistry on stage becomes immediately apparent, striking the ear as pure energy. This is band in the truest sense of the word, one that clearly exists inside the music, and that over the course of its evolution has managed to operate as a kind of transport for fans to connect with their passion for Ronnie as a master of the art.
The consistently visceral response from audiences around the world illustrates how the music is held sacred by everyone involved, and shares a common knowledge that Dio fans shouldn’t have to settle for anything less. Just as a highly skilled conductor is faced with the task of upholding a legacy by wielding an orchestra to relay the stories of classical music’s most beloved composers, Rising may be aptly measured in a similar vein, ensuring Ronnie’s music will live on as an essential and treasured chapter in Rock ‘n’ Roll history – A recent history that reveals a supreme artist and genuine soul gone much too soon. Rising presents the music of Ronnie James Dio. Long live Rock ‘n’ Roll!