DIO’s “The Complete Donington Collection” 5 Vinyl Box Set To Arrive This July

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On July 19, 2024, Niji Entertainment and BMG will release “The Complete Donington Collection”, a limited-edition five-LP box set housing Dio‘s classic Castle Donington ’83 and Castle Donington ’87 performances at the Monsters Of Rock festival in the U.K., both on two-LP 180-gram vinyl with an etching on Side D, as well as the limited picture disc double dose of Donington ’83 and ’87.

Ronnie James Dio‘s widow and longtime manager Wendy Dio says: “Fond memories of sitting on the grass and watching the bands play. This is an amazing collection. 1983 when Ronnie had just recently formed the DIO band and again in 1987. Ronnie always enjoyed playing in Britain. He loved the audiences and the beer!”

“Dio At Donington ’83” captures the original Dio lineup on the “Holy Diver” tour and captures a young, hungry band three months after the release of their debut album. The set features classic tracks from Ronnie James Dio‘s already amazing career as vocalist for Rainbow and Black Sabbath, alongside future classics like “Holy Diver”, “Rainbow In The Dark” and “Stand Up And Shout”.

Following three hugely successful studio albums and silver, gold, and platinum certifications around the world, “Dio At Donington ’87” captures the “Dream Evil” lineup and features such classics as “The Last In Line”, “Rock ‘N’ Roll Children” and “All The Fools Sailed Away”.

Additionally, both discs contain killer renditions of both Rainbow and Black Sabbath classics, including “Man On The Silver Mountain”, “Neon Knights”, “Stargazer” and “Heaven And Hell”, among others.

Pre-order the collection HERE.

As the singer of RainbowBlack SabbathHeaven & Hell, and his own band, Ronnie James Dio is often considered to be one of rock’s all-time great vocalists, who sadly passed away in 2010, after battling stomach cancer. However, Dio‘s music continues to connect with the masses. The official Ronnie James Dio Facebook page has over 2.5 million followers, his music on Spotify receives over three million monthly listeners, and in the most recent season of the hit Netflix series “Stranger Things”, the popular character Eddie Munson sports a large “Dio” patch on the back of his beloved denim jacket.

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