Amy Winehouse is coming to back to the stage.
British media is reporting today (October 12) that the late soul singer, who died in 2011 at the age of 27, will be resurrected in hologram form for a full-on world tour in 2019.
Behind the efforts are a company called BASE Hologram, the team behind the “In Dreams” — Roy Orbison in Concert experience, who promise “new state-of-the-art proprietary technology” that is set to arrive towards the end of next year. “Featuring digitally remastered arrangements of her classics, the hologram will be backed by a live band, singers and theatrical stagecraft,” BASE writes.
The tour is supported by both the Amy Winehouse Foundation and the Winehouse family. Amy’s father, Mitch Winehouse, says in a statement: “This is a dream for us. To see her perform again is something special that really can’t be put into words. Our daughter’s music touched the lives of millions of people and it means everything that her legacy will continue in this innovative and groundbreaking way.”
Winehouse is known for hit songs like “Rehab,” “Back to Black” and “Valerie.”
“Amy was a powerhouse in every sense of the word,” adds BASE Entertainment and BASE Hologram founder and CEO Brian Becker. “She played by her own rules, pioneered her own sense of style of music and because of that we know she is the perfect person to headline this type of project.”
But she won’t be the first to return from the grave, digitally, to perform live. Tupac Shakur appeared live at Coachella alongside Snoop and Dr. Dre in 2012, Michael Jackson let it loose on-stage during the 2014 Billboard Music Awards, and last year heavy metal legend Dio rocked the Pollstar Awards.