By: Renee Grant
Wanna see Roy Orbison perform in 2018? He may have died in 1988, but a new hologram of the late star is set to take a tour next year.
The same 3D technology that allowed us to watch Tupac Shakur and Michael Jackson perform after their deaths will bring Orbison to life, backed by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, for a run of 10 dates. Orbison’s son Alex describes the tour as “a dream setup.”
The country rocker, known for his dark glasses and jet-black hair as much as his iconic music, had huge hits during his career including Only the Lonely, Crying, and Oh, Pretty Woman. He also experienced much tragedy; his wife died in a motorcycle crash and his two eldest sons died in a house fire. Orbison died of a heart attack at the age of 52.
Holographic technology has become quite popular in recent years, especially as popular stars pass away. In addition to Jackson, Shakur, and Orbison, Frank Zappa is also set to be reanimated. There’s even been talk that Prince could be the next on the list.
We can only hope the Orbison hologram will make it stateside.