World tour for Wine­house as singer re­turns as a holo­gram

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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.

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