Thursday, August 18, 2022

Ronnie James Dio documentary coming to cinemas

The official Ronnie James Dio documentary, “Dio: Dreamers Never Die”, will debut in cinemas worldwide late next month.

Following its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, TX this spring, the project – directed by Don Argott and Demian Fenton and executive produced by Wendy Dio – delves deep into the singer’s career, from a ‘50s doo-wop crooner to his early rock days in Elf and Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow, to replacing Ozzy Osbourne in Black Sabbath, and finally cementing his rock star status with his own band, Dio.

The film incorporates never-before-seen footage and personal photos, as well as offering intimate scenes with his closest peers, family, and friends, among them Wendy Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Glenn Hughes, Vinny Appice, Lita Ford, Rob Halford, Sebastian Bach, Eddie Trunk, and Jack Black.

“Dio: Dreamers Never Die” will debut in cinemas worldwide via Trafalgar Releasing for two days only – on Wednesday, September. 28 and Sunday, October 2 – and, in addition to the feature-length film, this special cinema event will also include a hand-picked selection of outtakes from the cutting room floor, creating an experience that is exclusive only to fans in attendance.

Tickets for the cinema event will go on sale on Wednesday, August 24 at 10:00 a.m. EDT at

"People who have conviction, talent and heart like Ronnie James Dio are in short supply these days,” says co-directors Argott and Fenton. “It is refreshing to share his inspiring story of believing in yourself and chasing your dreams. As life-long Dio fans, it is incredibly humbling to bring Ronnie’s journey to the screen and we can’t wait to share it with audiences."

A soundtrack from “Dio: Dreamers Never Die” will be released in the fall.

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