LOS ANGELES PREMIERE OF “DIO: DREAMERS NEVER DIE” DRAWS CELEBRITY FRIENDS & FANS TO CELEBRATE LIFE OF HEAVY METAL LEGEND RONNIE JAMES DIO

LOS ANGELES PREMIERE OF ROCK DOCUMENTARY

‘DIO: DREAMERS NEVER DIE’ DRAWS FRIENDS AND FANS

TWO-DAY-ONLY FILM EVENT HONORING THE LIFE OF LEGENDARY HEAVY METAL SINGER RONNIE JAMES DIO

IN CINEMAS WORLDWIDE SEPTEMBER 28 & OCTOBER 2

PRESENTED BY BMG & TRAFALGAR RELEASING  

CLICK HERE FOR THE TRAILER FOR ‘DIO: DREAMERS NEVER DIE’

Los Angeles, CA — September 21, 2022 — The Los Angeles premiere of DIO: DREAMERS NEVER DIE, the documentary film celebrating the life of heavy metal legend Ronnie James Dio, was held last night (September 20) at the TCL Chinese Theatre 6 complex in Hollywood. The film, which world premiered at this year’s SXSW, will arrive in theatres worldwide for special event screenings on September 28 and October 2, presented by BMG and Trafalgar Releasing (for theatres and ticket information go to www.diodreamersneverdie.com).

Ronnie James Dio, acknowledged as one of the pre-eminent voices in heavy metal music, fronted three of the world’s multi-platinum-selling arena rock attractions: Rainbow, Black Sabbath and his own band DIO. He lost his battle with gastric cancer in 2010, leaving behind a massive canon of music and the enduring symbol of heavy metal, the “Devil Horns.” He continues to influence musicians today the world over.

DIO: DREAMERS NEVER DIE, directed by renowned filmmakers Don Argott and Demian Fenton (Believer, Framing John Delorean, Last Days Here, The Art of the Steal), recounts Dio’s life from doo wop crooner to musician and songwriter to frontman for Rainbow, Black Sabbath and, ultimately, DIO, the band bearing his name.

Wendy Dio, his widow, long-time manager the film’s executive producer, as well as the two filmmakers, were on hand for the premiere in addition to many musicians and celebrities who knew Dio personally or were influenced by his music. In attendance were Dio’s cousin David “Rock” Feinstein, who played with him in the band Elf, broadcast personality Eddie Trunk and Don Coscarelli, director of “The Last In Line” music video, all of whom appear in the film.  Additionally, Lita Ford, Joey Belladonna of Anthrax, members of the Dio band, the Dead Daisies, Black Star Riders, Lynch Mob and Quiet Riot and many others attended the event.

The London Premiere of the film will take place on Monday, September 26 at the Curzon Soho Theatre.

DIO: DREAMERS NEVER DIE was financed solely by BMG and executive produced by Wendy Dio for Niji Productions and Kathy Rivkin Daum for BMG.

Rhino/WMG will release the soundtrack from DIO: DREAMERS NEVER DIE in the fall.

From left: Film Producer Sheena Joyce, Director Don Argott, Executive Producer Wendy Dio, Lita Ford, Director Demian Fenton,

Executive Producer Kathy Rivkin Daum (photo by Gene Kirkland)

ABOUT TRAFALGAR RELEASING:
Trafalgar Releasing is the global leader in event cinema distribution. A subsidiary of Trafalgar Entertainment, Trafalgar Releasing’s global operations include production, acquisition, marketing and distribution of specialized content to over 8,000 cinemas in more than 120 countries worldwide.
A full spectrum of releases includes world-class opera and ballet (The Metropolitan Opera, Bolshoi Ballet, Royal Opera House), award-winning theater (including The King and I: from the London Palladium, Kenneth Branagh Theater Company’s The Winter’s Tale, and 42nd Street), iconic moments (Monty Python’s Life of Brian 40th Anniversary, David Bowie is happening now, They Shall Not Grow Old), heritage music acts (Metallica & San Francisco Symphony: S&M2, Depeche Mode: SPIRITS in the Forest, Oasis Knebworth 1996) and contemporary music sensations (BLACKPINK THE MOVIE, Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams), including four global events with K-pop sensations BTS (Burn The Stage: The Movie, Bring The Soul: The Movie, Break The Silence: The Movie, and the live concert broadcast Permission To Dance On Stage – Seoul: Live Viewing).
More information about Trafalgar Releasing can be found at www.trafalgar-releasing.com
ABOUT BMG:
BMG – est. 2008 – is the world’s fourth-biggest music company, the first new global player in the music business of the streaming age, and a record label and music publisher in one. Named in 2020 one of the world’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company, BMG’s pitch is unique – a relentless focus on fairness and transparency and service to its artist and songwriter clients. BMG’s 20 offices across 12 core music markets now represent over three million songs and recordings, including many of the most renowned and successful catalogues in popular music history. BMG’s fresh approach includes production music, films, books, artist management, merchandise, neighboring rights, and live as well as music publishing and recordings off the same service platform. BMG is owned by international media, services and education company Bertelsmann. With its multi-platform perspective, integrated technology platform and commitment to help artists maximize their income, BMG aims to be the best company in music to do business with. www.bmg.com
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View a clip for the making of DIO’s “Last In Line” video (HERE), a clip about Holy Diver’s album art (HERE), and a clip about the making

of “Hear N’ Aid” (HERE).

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