There have been rumours about this since 2014 – now it is official: a hologram of Amy Winehouse is set for a world tour in 2019. The hologram will perform the singer’s most famous hits in a digitally remastered arrangement, supported by a live band and background singers and is expected to last from 75 to 110 minutes. The company responsible for the hologram production, Base Hologram, called the performance a “theatrical stagecraft” in anticipation.
An official start of the tour has not been announced yet but it is expected to kick off late 2019.
Base Hologram has already produced two other hologram projects. Productions featuring Roy Orbison and the opera singer Maria Callas are currently playing on stages around the world. In 2012 a hologram of Tupac was seen at the Californian Coachella Festival and laid the foundation for the hype of celebrity hologram performances.
However the hologram craze, some of Amy’s fans did not receive the news about the tour well. On twitter some of them accused the producers of greed for money at the expense of the dead singer and her grieving family and friends.
But Amy Winehouse’s father Mitch Winehouse got rid of all doubts claiming a dream will come true for him and the rest of the family. He said about the 2019 hologram tour: “To see her perform again is something special that really can’t be put into words. 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.”
The tour will raise money and awareness for the Amy Winehouse Foundation set up by her family. The foundation commits itself to inform and help young people who are struggling with alcohol and drug misuse.
Seven years ago, on July 23, 2011, the British singer Amy Winehouse was found dead in her London flat. The singer had died from alcohol poisoning at the age of only 27 .
In November 2018 the documentary “Amy Winehouse – Back to Black” including unseen footage and interviews will be released.
Amy Winhouse’s last performance was at the Tuborg Festival in Belgrade, Serbia, on June 18, 2011. In this chaotic set the singer forgot several lyrics and the names of her band members which eventually led to the cancellation of her Europe Tour and already predicted the jazz singer’s sad fate.
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Watch Amy Winehouse perform her hit "Tears Dry On Their Own" live in 2006: