Buddy Holly Is Getting the Hologram Tour Treatment, But There’s a Big Catch
Lubbock's own Buddy Holly will be the star of an upcoming hologram tour, along with fellow rock and roll icon Roy Orbison.
Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison will share the stage (so to speak) on Base Hologram's "Rock 'N' Roll Dream Tour." According to Rolling Stone, the duo will be joined by a live band and backing singers for shows across North American and Europe in 2019.
Accompanied by a live band and back-up singers, this cutting edge holographic performance and remastered audio will transport audiences back in time for an unforgettable evening of Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly’s greatest hits onstage. This once-in-a-lifetime show will be between 75 and 90 minutes of Rock and Roll magic.
Buddy Holly's widow, Maria Elena Holly, issued a statement about the tour and what it means for the artists' fans.
"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," she said.
The big catch, at least for Buddy Holly fans in the U.S.? Right now, only European tour dates have been announced. It's not clear if or when the tour will come to Holly's hometown.
For Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison fans across the pond, tickets for the concerts go on sale Friday, March 29th. Visit the official tour site for more information.
Rock 'N' Roll Dream Tour
October 7 - 3 Arena - Dublin, Ireland
October 8 - Waterfront Hall - Belfast, United Kingdom
October 10 - Utilita Arena - Newcastle, United Kingdom
October 11 - O2 Apollo - Manchester, United Kingdom
October 12 - M&S Bank Arena - Liverpool, United Kingdom
October 13 - First Direct Arena - Leeds, United Kingdom
October 14 - Bonus Arena - Hull, United Kingdom
October 16 - Sec Armadillo - Glasgow, United Kingdom
October 17 - Resorts World Arena - Birmingham, United Kingdom
October 18 - Bournemouth International Centre - Windsor Hall - Bournemouth, United Kingdom
October 21 - Royal Concert Hall - Nottingham, United Kingdom
October 22 - Brighton Centre - Brighton, United Kingdom
October 23 - Motorpoint Arena - Cardiff, United Kingdom
October 24 - Hammersmith Apollo - London, United Kingdom
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