7 Years Ago Ronnie's Last Live Performance Ever
Ronnie James Dio's last-ever concert with ‘Heaven & Hell’ took place 7 years ago, on August 29, 2009 in Atlantic City, New Jersey US.
The clip (see below) is for the song ‘The Mob Rules’, which was taped with permission from the band, and it documents the final time that Ronnie ever took the stage.
The singer, who was recording and touring with Sabbath offshoot Heaven & Hell prior to his illness, was diagnosed with stomach cancer late in 2009. He underwent chemotherapy and made what is now his final public appearance last month at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards in Los Angeles. Below a pic from the event.
He died of stomach cancer on the morning of May 16, 2010 at the age of 67.
Ronnie James Dio (real name Ronald James Padavona) was renowned throughout the world as one of the greatest and most influential vocalists in heavy metal history.