World tour for Winehouse as singer returns as a hologram
AMY WINEHOUSE is set to feature on a world tour next year, six years after her death, as her father unveiled a hologram of the late singer.
Mitch Winehouse said images of his daughter will appear in a number of countries accompanied by a live band and backing singers as part of a new virtual reality project.
Speaking at the Dorchester Hotel in London at the Amy Winehouse Foundation’s annual gala, Mr Winehouse said the scheme was a chance for “new generations” to discover her music.
The project will be run by Base Hologram, of Los Angeles, 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.
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. It’s time to remind everyone that Amy was one of the great musicians and performers.”
Brian Becker, the founder and chief executive of Base Hologram, said: “Amy was a powerhouse. She played by her own rules, pioneered her own style of music, and we know she is the perfect person to headline this type of project.”
Winehouse died in 2011 aged 27 after a much-publicised battle with drink and drugs.