Latest in Entertainment

Image credit:

Amy Winehouse's hologram will tour with a live band in 2019

The tour will raise money for the Winehouse Foundation charity.
1512 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

Amy Winehouse will return to the stage in 2019 as the latest in a long line of deceased performers resurrected as holograms. The digital ghost of Winehouse (who died in 2011) will perform her hits such a "Rehab" and "Valerie" while backed by a live band. The tour is a product of a partnership between LA-based BASE Hologram and the Amy Winehouse Foundation, which raises money for the prevention of alcohol and drug abuse.

Hologram tours are, of course, not at all unprecedented, as many will recall the holographic Tupac performance at Coachella in 2012 which opened a floodgate of post-death holographic musical performances. Artists such as Biggie Smalls, Whitney Houston, and even comedians Andy Kaufman and Redd Fox have performed as holograms. It's a trend that shows no sign of ceasing. In fact, BASE Hologram currently runs Roy Orbison: In Dreams and Callas In Concert featuring opera legend Maria Callas who died in 1977.

Amy Winehouse's father, Mitch Winehouse, said, "Our daughter's music touched the lives of millions of people and it means everything that her legacy will continue in this innovative and groundbreaking way." Tickets for the tour have not yet been released, but updates can be found on BASE Hologram's website.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
1512 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

Engadget's Guide to Privacy

Engadget's Guide to Privacy

View
Huawei’s Mate 30 Pro has a 'quad-camera' and a vegan leather option

Huawei’s Mate 30 Pro has a 'quad-camera' and a vegan leather option

View
Bowers & Wilkins unveils flagship PX7 wireless headphones

Bowers & Wilkins unveils flagship PX7 wireless headphones

View
How do kids (and adults) like Nintendo’s Labo VR kit?

How do kids (and adults) like Nintendo’s Labo VR kit?

View
Apple reschedules iOS 13.1 and iPadOS releases for September 24th

Apple reschedules iOS 13.1 and iPadOS releases for September 24th

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr