Virtual Amy Winehouse to go on tour
A HOLOGRAM of Amy Winehouse will go on a world tour next year.
The late singer’s father, Mitch Winehouse, said digital technology will be used to replicate the singer on stage, accompanied by a live band and backing singers.
Speaking at The Dorchester hotel in London at the Amy Winehouse Foundation’s annual gala, he said that the project was a chance for “new generations” to discover her music.
The virtual-reality project will be run by Los Angeles-based Base Hologram, who have previously created and toured holograms of musician Roy Orbison and opera singer Maria Callas.
The production will launch towards the end of next year and will see the show featuring the hologram of Winehouse visit a number of as yet unnamed countries.
Mr Winehouse said: “As a family, we felt ready to bring Amy’s incredible talent back into the spotlight, give her fans a chance to experience her music again and for new generations to continue to discover her.
“This is a wonderful way to bring focus back to her musical legacy, as well as raising funds for the Amy Winehouse Foundation.”
Troubled superstar Winehouse died in 2011, aged just 27, after a long history of drink and drug abuse.
Singer Amy died in 2011