Hologram Concerts Are Coming to Michigan
February 3, 1959. The "day the music died", according to Don McLean's "American Pie". That's the day that Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and Richie Valens were killed in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa. We'll never see them do a show together again.
Or will we?
According to MLive.com, Buddy Holly and the late Roy Orbison will perform again - together, when they bring their “Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly: The Rock 'N' Roll Dream Tour” to DeVos Performance Hall on October 27th.
How is this possible? Holograms, my friend. Holograms. Just like Princess Leia's hologram begging Luke Skywalker for help in Star Wars.
The photo above is from one of these shows BASE Hologram did with Roy Orbison in London last year. Looks pretty good, huh? They've added Buddy Holly to the mix for the new shows. Soon, maybe we'll get Richie Valens and the Big Bopper as well.
Of course, this opens up the way for Elvis, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Waylon Jennings and the rest, depending on which estates would be open to doing these shows. I would think some of this depends on how much video of these performers is available to manipulate digitally. I'm surprised there was much to work with for Buddy Holly, but I may be wrong. Maybe they just need photos. Should be interesting to see.