Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly never performed together on tour or TV. But their holograms will in this fall's most technically advanced tour.
After Roy's successful "return" to the stage last year as a hologram, that show's producers are adding fellow Texas legend Buddy Holly to a new production that will go out in the fall.
The 2019 show will swap live orchestral backing for a more traditional rock band. Scaling back the number of players on stage will enable the company to bring the show to more cities. What's more, the new show will tour two companies simultaneously. One will start in Europe in mid-September; with the other based in North America.
Base Hologram CEO Brian Becker talks about the changes that resulted in the 2019 Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly hologram show:
"We also knew that we wanted to go out with a band as opposed to symphonies and we wanted to play every market we possible could around the world where they could resonate, so putting them together gave us a stronger card to play in terms of offering this. And putting it together with a band, you know, we thought made a really perfect combination."
Becker adds that the audience "is watching a real theatrical concert experience that tries to be authentic as possible." The Rock and Roll Dream Tour, with Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly, will have its North American premiere September 19th in San Francisco.