Amy Wine­house to tour again – as a holo­gram

The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition) - - NEWS -

A holo­gram of Amy Wine­house will go on tour next year.

The late singer’s fa­ther, Mitch Wine­house, said the holo­gram will em­bark on a world tour while 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 2019 and will see the holo­gram visit a num­ber of unan­nounced coun­tries.

An­nounc­ing the project, Mr Wine­house said: “As a fam­ily, we felt ready to bring Amy’s in­cred­i­ble tal­ent back to the spot­light, give her fans a chance to ex­pe­ri­ence her mu­sic again and for new gen­er­a­tions to con­tinue to dis­cover her.”

“We ex­pe­ri­enced first-hand how these holo­gram shows cel­e­brate great artists.

“This is a won­der­ful way to bring fo­cus back to her mu­si­cal legacy, as well as rais­ing funds for the Amy Wine­house Foun­da­tion.”

Wine­house, known for her hits in­clud­ing Re­hab, died in 2011 aged just 27 af­ter a bat­tle with drink and drugs.

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