That Ronnie James Dio documentary Dio: Dreamers never die can be seen in cinemas worldwide in September. 28 and Oct. 2 as a two-day exclusive.
The film has long been in the works, executive produced by Wendy DioRonnie’s widow and longtime manager, tells the life story of one of heavy metal’s most influential figures, from his earliest musical ambitions as a 50s doo-wop singer through his rockin’ days in Elf and Rainbow and his emergence as a heavy metal superstar in Black Sabbath and Dio.
Viewers will be treated to never-before-seen video footage and images along with interviews with metal icons such as Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Glenn Hughes, Vinny Appice, Lita Ford, Rob Halford, Sebastian Bach as well as a radio DJ Eddie Trunk and working power plant Jack Black also by Tenacious D.
The cinematic experience comes courtesy of BMG and Trafalgar Releasing, and this version of the documentary will also feature select outtakes.
“We are excited to partner with BMG and Wendy Dio to present ‘DIO: Dreamers Never Die’ in theaters worldwide,” said Kymberli Frueh, SVP of programming and content acquisition for Trafalgar Releasing. “Ronnie James Dio has and continues to influence the heavy metal movement. This cinema event will take fans on a big screen journey into the creative and personal life of this remarkable frontman.”
The tickets go on sale in August. 24 at 10:00 a.m. ET and more information about available theaters can be found here.