Amy Winehouse hologram tour set for 2019

'To see her perform again is something special that really can’t be put into words'

Jacob Stolworthy
Sunday 14 October 2018 12:27 BST
(Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

A hologram of Amy Winehouse will tour the world in 2019.

The singer, who died in 2011, will be the source of a projection that will perform digitally remastered versions of her most famous songs accompanied by a live band and backing singers. The show will reportedly last for up to 110 minutes.

Speaking about the news, her father, Mitch, said: “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 tour will raise money and awareness for the Amy Winehouse Foundation, a charity which educates young people about drug and alcohol misuse. Winehouse died from alcohol poisoning in July 2011. The charity also aids the development of disadvantaged youngsters through music.

Winehouse will follow in the footsteps of Roy Orbison and opera singer Maria Callas who are also the subject of such tours from company Base Hologram.

Other artists, including Billie Holliday and Tupac, have also been the source of their own hologram shows with the former “performing” 40-minute shows every day at the Hologram USA Theatre in LA.

The announcement has proved divisive among Winehouse fans.

New documentary, Amy Winehouse – Back to Black, will be released in November featuring “previously unseen footage” of the singer. Asif Kapadia’s documentary, Amy, was released in 2015.

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