Saturday evening just after 7:30 pm, the Phoenix Convention Center’s fire alarm system activated. The Convention Center takes these alarms seriously, and decided it was necessary to make an orderly evacuation of the building. The preliminary indication is that it was a false alarm and there has been no actual emergency. Technicians are currently checking the system along with fire prevention specialists from the Phoenix Fire Department. The Phoenix Convention Center made the decision to suspend programming for the rest of the evening, as the technical evaluation is completed. We will update you as soon as we get additional information. Phoenix Convention Center and Phoenix Comic Fest will hold a media briefing at 7 am Sunday morning at 2nd Street and Adams, in front of the Phoenix Convention Center West Building. We have met with the Phoenix Convention Center, security providers, and fire department officials. Phoenix Comic Fest will continue as planned on Sunday, May 27th. We anticipat…
Doro Pesch will be filling in for singer Tim 'Ripper' Owens on the following DIO Disciples tour dates:
June 29 - Milan, Italy @ Magazzini Generali
July 01 - Bilbao, Spain @ Rockstar Live
July 02 - Madrid, Spain @ Heineken
July 03 - Barcelona, Spain @ Bikini
Owens will be unable to make the Italian and Spanish shows as he will be attending his daughter's wedding.
In addition to Owens, DIO Disciples features former DIO members Rudy Sarzo (bass), Simon Wright (drums), Craig Goldy (guitar) and Scott Warren (keyboards), along with singer Toby Jepson (Little Angels, Gun).