Dio will disband after their last oneman live on the 13th of March at Takadanobaba AREA. The band has posted the following announcement regarding that decision:
We have decided that after on performance on March 13th, Dio will be disbanding.
It has been three years and eight months since we first formed, on May 14th 2006, and it’s because of all the fans who have been supporting us, and to all those who are connected in the band, that wer were able to create our music.
Of course, to our fans in Japan, as well as the fans from all over the world who were looking forward to our lives and releases, you are all important to us, and crossing both country and language barriers has been an amazing experience, and that will resonate within us.
Furthermore, we have been extremely supported by our fans in Japan who waited for us to return from our overseas tour.
Once our European tour in October was over, we took a break from our full-blown activities and had planned to resume, however, after the members having numerous discussions, we felt that we could not revive as Dio.
Instead, we came to the conclusion that we will restart our activities as a new band, as we feel that’s the best road for us to take at this time.
We are truly sorry to those of you who were waiting for Dio’s return.
However, without fail, we will make our come back so that we can deliver new music.
There will be a little time before that happens, so please wait for us.
And so, March 13th will be our last oneman live as Dio.
Of course we will be happy if you can make it to the live.
Even though we’re reaching the end, for everything thus far, we truly thank you.
All the members of Dio