Dio finally made their big announcement, and it's a bit disappointing (but not?). On March 13th at Takadanobaba AREA, Dio will have their disbanding oneman called "FINAL CALL". This is sad of course, but if you read the message you'll understand why it's not completely bad. I did this quick translation of the message on the OHP, so I'm sorry if there are any errors, but I think you'll get the idea!
On March 13th, Dio will disband.
From our formation on May 14th, 2006, for these 3 years and 8 months, thanks to all the fans who supported us and our authorized people, we were able to make our music.
Of course our fans in Japan, and our fans throughout the world that enjoyed our lives and recordings, to us have a very large existence, and being able to cross over borders and language barriers was a very wonderful learning experience.
And, when we returned from our overseas tours, the existence of our waiting fans in Japan supported us.
When our October European tour ended and our full-blown pause started, we had every intentioin of resuming activities normally, but as a result of many discussions among the members, we questioned that maybe not as a revival of Dio, but restarting as a new band seemed to be the best road to take, and we arrived at this decision.
To those who waited for the revival of Dio, we're very sorry.
But without fail, we will come back in order to deliver a brand new recording.
Until then, it will still take a bit more time, so please wait for us.
And, we will go forward with our last oneman live as Dio on March 13th.
By all means, we'll be happy if you come to see us at the live hall.
This will be the end, and up until now, thank you very much.