The Comeback Tour: Amy Winehouse as a Hologram
Amy Winehouse’s comeback tour has been scheduled to begin in “late 2019.” What is most interesting about this comeback tour is that Winehouse passed away in 2011; so, the singer will be performing as a hologram. The show will consist of her biggest hits which include: “Rehab,” “Back to Black,” and “Valerie.” The operation that is creating the tour is Base Hologram. This company has created hologram tours for singers in the past like Roy Orbison, a rock musician, and Maria Callas, an opera singer. The CEO of Base Hologram, Brian Becker, states that “Winehouse is a powerhouse in every sense of the word,” and was thrilled to gain the client.
The show will feature “digitally remastered arrangements” of all of her classic songs and the hologram of Amy Winehouse will be accompanied on stage with a live band, live singers, and of course a “theatrical stagecraft.” Holograms typically work in the opposite fashion where the viewer has to move around to see the 3-D quality. This will allow the audience to be stationary and watch the hologram move and perform as if she were actually there. The money from the tour will go directly to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, which “helps young people struggling with alcohol and drug use.”
Could this be the beginning of a new type of concert? Can we expect both living and dead performers to take advantage of this innovation? This could create new demand for past legends of every genre of music and may even create a way, so these performers never truly die.