• Michael Bugeja

ROCKNA INTERVIEW: MALTA DIO DISCIPLES


The Malta Dio Disciples will be staging the second edition of the Tribute Concert to Ronnie James Dio on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Razzett L-Ahmar in Mosta.

The group came together in April of 2012, the brainchild of guitarist Owen Grech. The idea was to create a tribute to the late Ronnie James Dio (July 10, 1942 - May 16, 2010), and raise money for the Malta Hospice Movement in one rock n' rolling mega-gig! The project united an array of Maltese singers and musicians and rehearsals were underway in next to no time. The first edition of the concert had taken place at the now-defunct V-Gen in Paceville on October 27, 2012. With a huge amount of ticket sales (all proceeds for charity) and a rocking, enthusiastic audience, the sum of €1660 was raised and donated to the Hospice Movement. After the success of the gig and positive feedback from the crowd, the Disciples decided that the project was worthy of a re-run and here we are, after a warm-up performance at this year's Malta Doom Metal Festival, just days away from the big night! Once again, all proceeds will be donated to the Hospice Movement.

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