Vir­tual Amy Wine­house to go on tour

Daily Express - - RICHARD & JUDY - By Alex Green

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

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