A ground-breaking UK tour starring rock'n'roll legends Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly in hologram form has been announced.
After the success of last year’s pioneering holographic In Dreams: Roy Orbison In Concert Tour, Base Hologram is presenting Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly: The Rock ’N’ Roll Dream Tour this October, accompanied by a live band and live back-up singers. It is the first time a Buddy Holly hologram has been created.
Eric Schaeffer will return as the director of the shows, which are being promoted by Kennedy Street Enterprises.
"Both Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly set the stage for what was to come down the road in the music industry,” said Brian Becker, chairman and CEO of BASE Hologram. “These two men were forward-thinkers who understood what new forms of technology could do for their craft. They defined the genre of rock and roll from writing to recording to the standard band configuration and they influenced everyone from Elvis to The Beatles. Now to be able to recapture that magic on a grand scale and let their fans see them together will be something truly special.”
To be able to recapture that magic on a grand scale and let their fans see them together will be something truly special
The late pair, who have nearly three million followers on Facebook and almost five million monthly listeners on Spotify between them, have 16 platinum records, 19 gold records and 10 GRAMMY Awards to their names.
“My father’s music meant the world to not just to us Orbison's but to millions of fans worldwide. Being able to reopen his legendary songbook and again hear his voice bounce off great concert hall walls is both a transcendent and cathartic experience,” said Roy Orbison, Jr, president of Roy Orbison Music.
“Dad jammed with Buddy in Lubbock Texas and helped change music history by turning Buddy on to Norman Petty Studios; Buddy later returned the favor by recording two of Dad's songs on his first Cricket's album. How beyond cool and special that these two great friends, now get to tour the world together."
“Buddy and Roy were Texans who shared a mutual respect and admiration for each other’s creative musical genius and brilliant song writing abilities,” said Holly’s wife Maria Elena Holly. “Their long-time fans and a new generation of fans will now have the opportunity to see these great legends perform together in a unique setting, showcasing two of the finest, most influential, and beloved artists in music history.”
Tickets for UK dates go on sale this Friday, March 29.
FULL UK TOUR DATES:
7 - 3 Arena - Dublin, Ireland
8 - Waterfront Hall - Belfast, United Kingdom
10 - Newcastle Utilita Arena
11 - Manchester O2 Apollo
12 - Liverpool M&S Bank Arena 2
13 - Leeds First Direct Arena
14 - Hull Bonus Arena
16 - Glasgow Armadillo
17 - Birmingham Resorts World Arena
18 - Bournemouth International Centre
21 - Nottingham Royal Centre
22 - Brighton Centre
23 - Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
24 - Hammersmith Eventim Apollo