It’s been seven years since she was found dead but we will soon be able to hear and see her again on stage. Kind of creepy in my opinion.
A company called Base Hologram has announced a partnership with Winehouse’s estate to go on tour in order “to celebrate the singer’s legacy.” Many have voiced their concerns about exploiting her name and music and think she should be left alone.
Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning in 2011 when she was only 27. This spiked other mythical rumors about the famous “27 death club” in which many famous artists died at that age. The company Base says that it’s “the leading live entertainment content creator leveraging holographic film technology to produce live entertainment tours and attractions worldwide.”
A statement the company issued said that “Utilizing new state-of-the-art proprietary technology, the production will launch towards the end of 2019. Featuring digitally remastered arrangements of her classics, the hologram will be backed by a live band, singers and theatrical stagecraft.”
Her father said that it’s a dream come true for the family; “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 was announced at the Amy Winehouse Foundation’s annual gala in London. The foundation wants to prevent the effects of drug and alcohol misuse among young people. They plan on gaining more help and recognition via the world tour.
It’s not the first time a celeb was “revived” through a hologram. Michael Jackson and Tupac have performed on stage after their untimely deaths.