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Sonny Corinthos 10-19-18 09:11 AM

Roy Orbison, Who Died in 1988, to Headline New Tour as a Hologram.
 
The legendary Roy Orbison is making a musical comeback from beyond the grave, taking the stage as a hologram.

Orbison was 52 years old when he died of a heart attack in 1988, but now, a digital recreation of the “Pretty Woman” singer will be accompanied by a live orchestra and headline a nationwide tour.

Everything about the hologram looks lifelike including Orbison’s poses, his guitar strumming style and even the fringe of his jacket.

It took nine months to create the lifelike hologram of the late singer and thanks to the technology, fans can see the digital Orbison on a 28-city tour that began this week in Los Angeles.

Holograms of late artists have become a craze in recent years since Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg unveiled a Tupac Shakur digital recreation at Coachella in 2012.

Four years ago, a Michael Jackson hologram caused a stir at the Billboard Music Awards.

The Orbison hologram merges a body double, motion capture technology and the “Only the Lonely” singer’s own voice to create an entirely new and unique concert experience.

“We pride ourselves for being authentic," Marty Tudor of Base Hologram, who is behind the Orbison recreation, told Inside Edition.

Tudor added: “We looked at every single Roy Orbison piece of film every photo, every movement was analyzed. We were very involved with making sure the hologram looked perfect — literally how the glasses sit on the face.”

The singer’s son, Alex, couldn't be more thrilled with the tribute to his father.

“I just started crying and I’m like, ‘Oh man, here I am crying,’ and then I look next to me and the person next to me started crying," he told Inside Edition.

https://www.insideedition.com/roy-or...hologram-47378

Would you go see something like this?

Decker 10-19-18 09:34 AM

Re: Roy Orbison, Who Died in 1988, to Headline New Tour as a Hologram.
 

Originally Posted by Sonny Corinthos (Post 13428435)

https://www.insideedition.com/roy-or...hologram-47378

Would you go see something like this?

Only if they let Jackson Maine perform with him.

wishbone 10-19-18 09:36 AM

Re: Roy Orbison, Who Died in 1988, to Headline New Tour as a Hologram.
 
https://i.imgur.com/FIpSUhd.jpg

Mike86 10-19-18 10:04 AM

Re: Roy Orbison, Who Died in 1988, to Headline New Tour as a Hologram.
 
I think the idea of something like this being on tour is fucking weird personally. Maybe as a gimmick at a show or on a live event airing on tv, but I’m not really sure why anyone would pay to go see this or any of these hologram acts.

PhantomStranger 10-19-18 10:08 AM

Re: Roy Orbison, Who Died in 1988, to Headline New Tour as a Hologram.
 
Orbison would seem like a good candidate for this tech. He mostly stood there posing as a singer and didn't move around that much.

candyrocket786 10-20-18 11:21 PM

Re: Roy Orbison, Who Died in 1988, to Headline New Tour as a Hologram.
 

Originally Posted by Decker (Post 13428440)
Only if they let Jackson Maine perform with him.

https://i.imgur.com/XS5LK.gif

Sonny Corinthos 10-24-18 11:13 AM

Re: Roy Orbison, Who Died in 1988, to Headline New Tour as a Hologram.
 

Roy Orbison The Hologram Tour LIVE AT THE APOLLO LONDON.

andicus 10-24-18 12:26 PM

Re: Roy Orbison, Who Died in 1988, to Headline New Tour as a Hologram.
 
Can't say as I'd go to something like this. There's something morbid about this idea.

RichC2 10-24-18 02:17 PM

Re: Roy Orbison, Who Died in 1988, to Headline New Tour as a Hologram.
 
Yeah, it's kind of an off putting concept to me.

Franchot 10-24-18 03:53 PM

Re: Roy Orbison, Who Died in 1988, to Headline New Tour as a Hologram.
 
Wouldn't go. Reminds me of going to see a Laser Light show. I want to see a live performance of a performer, not watch a "cartoon." I go to the movies for that.

(If there was a 3D concert film made of Orbison made while he was alive I'd buy that.)

rw2516 10-24-18 04:00 PM

Re: Roy Orbison, Who Died in 1988, to Headline New Tour as a Hologram.
 
I'd start saving now for The Rolling Stones 100th Anniversary Tour.
Ironically, Keith is still alive and he's real while the others are holograms.

andicus 10-25-18 02:07 PM

Re: Roy Orbison, Who Died in 1988, to Headline New Tour as a Hologram.
 
JFC! I was curious what they would charge for this stuff...

Tickets for the Toronto show are anywhere from $75CDN to $284CDN.

To see a projected image on stage... Words fail me.

nando820 10-26-18 10:18 PM

Re: Roy Orbison, Who Died in 1988, to Headline New Tour as a Hologram.
 

Originally Posted by andicus (Post 13431436)
Can't say as I'd go to something like this. There's something morbid about this idea.

Ditto, couldnt even finish the videoclip. I rather watch old perofmances on Youtube

Kurt D 10-26-18 11:14 PM

Re: Roy Orbison, Who Died in 1988, to Headline New Tour as a Hologram.
 
He asks for a holographic tumbler of martinis in his rider.

The Bus 10-26-18 11:24 PM

Re: Roy Orbison, Who Died in 1988, to Headline New Tour as a Hologram.
 
I'll save it for Vegas lunch theater.


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