Amy Winehouse’s Hologram Is Going On Tour And The Reactions Are Mixed

It’s hard to believe, but it has been a solid 7 years since Amy Winehouse was found dead at her home in Camden, North London.  

But, in a strange and frightening example of how we are truly living in the future, Winehouse will be seen on stage again in 2019, due to the use of a hologram that will perform live sets of her music.

Base Hologram–the same company responsible for the hologram of Tupac Shakur appearing at the Coachella festival in Southern California in 2012–has announced a partnership with the Winehouse Estate to bring Amy on tour seven years post-mortem.

“This is a dream for us,” said Mitch Winehouse, Amy’s father.  “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.”

The hologram will perform digitally remastered arrangements of Winehouse’s music, backed by a live band and singers.  The tour’s proceeds will raise money for the Amy Winehouse Foundation, which “educates young people about drug and alcohol misuse, provides support for those at risk and supports the development of disadvantaged young people through music.”

The hologram technology has become increasingly popular since Tupac’s hologram in 2012, and has seen the likes of Billie Holiday, Michael Jackson, ABBA, Roy Orbison, and Maria Callas take to the stage with the technology.  The fan reactions to Amy’s hologram are mixed, with some feeling she will be “exploited” posthumously as she was in life.

The hologram is expected to tour worldwide.  The show will last between 75 and 110 minutes.

The last time Winehouse was seen alive on stage was a little over a month before she was found dead in her home.  In that show, she slurred lyrics and forgot the names of her band, which caused the rest of the tour to be cancelled.

How will a hologram hold up to her true legacy?

H/T: CNN, The Guardian