Amy Winehouse Is Going on a Worldwide Tour as a Hologram
Amy Winehouse will go on tour in 2019 as a hologram simulation.
The hologram will use Winehouse’s original voice recordings and will be projected on stage in front of a live band.
Base Hologram is providing the technology behind the tour. The company produces and distributes live entertainment that combines mixed reality and holographic cinema. Base Hologram has created productions for Roy Orbison, Maria Callas, and Jack Horner.
Brian Becker, CEO of Base Hologram, says Winehouse is a natural fit for the pioneering technology of holographic live entertainment.
“Amy was a powerhouse in every sense of the word. She played by her own rules, pioneered her own sense of style of music, and because of that we know she is the perfect person to headline this type of project.”
Amy’s dad Mitch is on board with the production, saying that “it means everything that her legacy will continue.”
Our family is delighted to be teaming up with @BASEhologram to continue celebrating the life and work of Amy, with all proceeds of the tour, starting in late 2019, going to Amy’s Foundation to help even more young people in her name. https://t.co/F9M5V9Z8Qn
— mitch winehouse (@mitchwinehouse) October 11, 2018
Amy Winehouse passed away in 2011 at age 27 of an alcohol overdose.
Her history of drug-use and self-harm was well known, and poured out through her music. Winehouse only released two albums during her short stint as a musician, with tracks including ‘Frank’ and ‘Back to Black.’
But ‘Rehab’ is her most well-known song, a retro track in which the singer refutes repeated attempts to seek addiction treatment. The song has been criticized as celebrating addiction and drug abuse, with obviously bad results for the singer involved.
Both albums were certified triple platinum in the UK, selling over 1 million copies a piece.
Amy Winehouse won six Grammies (one posthumous), and she was the first artist to be nominated for a Brit award after her death. Her personal issues propelled her to stardom, far beyond her music alone.
Proceeds from the tour will go to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, which is dedicated to awareness concerning drug and alcohol abuse. The tour will feature digitally remastered hits from Winehouse, including ‘Rehab,’ ‘Back to Black,’ and ‘Valerie.’