Ronnie James Dio was and is one of the most legendary heavy metal performers of all-time. The man gave every person 5’4 and under the belief that they too can kick as much ass as anyone out there. A new career-spanning documentary on the life and times of Dio called Dio: Dreamers Never Die is coming to cinemas worldwide for two days only on Wednesday, September 28th and Sunday, October 2nd. If you’re worried that the Dio estate didn’t have anything to do with it, don’t be. Coming from Executive Producer, longtime manager, and widow of Ronnie, Wendy Dio and his estate fully authorized the doc, It delves deep into his incredible rise from ’50s doo-wop, to his days in Elf and Rainbow, to Black Sabbath, and his electrifying solo career.

The film incorporates never-before-seen footage, personal photos, and offers intimate scenes of Ronnie and his closest peers, friends, and family. Dreamers Never Die features scenes with Wendy Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Glenn Hughes, Vinny Appice, Lita Ford, Rob Halford, Sebastian Bach, Eddie Truck, and Jack Black as they bring viewers into the life and times of Dio.

As a special treat for those who go and see it at this theatrical event, it will also include a hand-picked selection of outtakes from the cutting room floor. Tickets for Dio: Dreamers Never Die go on sale on Wednesday, August 24th at 10:00 AM ET at

The Details Of Dio: Dreamers Never Die

It was directed by Don Argott and Demian Fenton (Framing John DeLoreon, Believer, Last Days Here), produced by Argott and Sheena Joyce and executive produced by Wendy Dio and Kathy Rivkin Daum. Argott and Fenton had this to say about the doc:

People who have conviction, talent and heart like Ronnie James Dio are in short supply these days. 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.

Argott and Fenton

In addition, Rhino/WMG will release the soundtrack from Dio: Dreamers Never Die in the Fall.

So, what do you think of Dio: Dreamers Never Die? Let us know in the comments!

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