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Amy Winehouse "State-Of-The-Art" Hologram To Tour The World
A hologram will bring the late Amy Winehouse to the stage again in a world tour that will begin at the end of 2019.
The GRAMMY winner, who came to fame for her soulful vocals and jazz, R&B and pop-infused ballads, will be projected performing digitally remastered original recordings along with a live band. Mitch Winehouse, the singer's father, told Reuters that all proceeds from the concerts will go to the foundation established after Winehouse's death, the Amy Winehouse Foundation.
"Fans have been clamoring for something new from Amy, but really there isn't anything new” in terms of music, Mitch Winehouse said. "We felt this would be a tremendous way for Amy both to revisit her fans through a hologram, and also an incredible way to raise money for our foundation."
The hologram will be produced in partnership with Base Hologram. Mixing "advanced holographic cinema with live entertainment" and using "state-of-the-art proprietary technology," the studio is currently bringing entertainment experiences to audiences including the concerts of late Maria Callas and Roy Orbison in concert, both which currently are still touring.
We’re excited to announce that we’re partnering with the family of GRAMMY Award-winning artist @amywinehouse to celebrate her legacy. This worldwide hologram tour, set to start in late 2019, will raise funds and awareness for @AmysFoundation! https://t.co/K0CIPH6Tty pic.twitter.com/GyR0ygyPEc
— BASE Hologram (@BASEHologram) October 11, 2018
Winehouse's concert will mimic her stage presence, her movement and dancing on stage. Base will hire an actress who will reenact Winehouse in order to make the hologram, which will then be completed with prosthetics and computer generated imagery, according to Reuters.
Winehouse died at the age of 27 as a result of alcohol poisoning. She was six-time GRAMMY winner, including for Record Of The Year for "Rehab" and Best New Artist at the 50th GRAMMY Awards.
Winehouse's concert will reportedly be between 75 and 110 minutes in length, giving her many adoring fans a new way to experience her music and celebrate her legacy.