Patsy Cline first Country star to return via hologram
23 June 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
Patsy Cline was the first woman to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and has featured on a US postage stamp
Late singer Patsy Cline will become the first Country star – and first female – to return to the stage via hologram at a new concert show launching in 2016.
It follows “live appearances” by late rapper Tupac Shakur at 2012’s Coachella festival and Michael Jackson at last year’s Billboard Music Awards.
Hologram USA’s Cline concert will feature her classic hits Crazy, Walking After Midnight and I Fall to Pieces, audience interaction and A-list stars.
Cline died in a plane crash in 1963.
“We chose Patsy as our first Country hologram project, and our first female hologram project, for a reason: she was a pioneer who influenced generations of singers around the globe,” said Hologram USA CEO, Alki David, who is working with Cline’s widow Charles Dick.
“Patsy Cline will demonstrate how we can bring all the warmth and virtuosity of a true icon back for new audiences.”
The company was also behind the Tupac Shakur hologram, when he joined Snoop Dogg and Dr Dre on stage at Coachella in Palm Springs, and a recent appearance of US talk show host Jimmy Kimmel at 2015’s Country Music Awards.
Hologram USA holds the patent to what The Hollywood Reporter recently called “a billion dollar business.”
We took a look at some of the other stars given the hologram treatment.
Perhaps the most famous celebrity ‘hologram’ so far – a 3D projection of Tupac Shakur enabled the rapper to perform with Snoop Dogg at 2012’s Coachella festival.
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Source:: BBC Entertainment