What have we said about hologram tours? Ready or not, they’re coming — and with Frank Zappa and Ronny James Dio hologram outing scheduled for later this year, a new one featuring visual representations of the late Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly is also on tap.
As Rolling Stone reported, the upcoming Rock N’ Roll Dream tour will feature holographic versions of the late music legends, complete with a live band, backing singers and remastered audio from their respective careers.
Orbison’s son, Roy Orbison Jr., issued a statement about the new project:
“My father’s music meant the world to not just to us Orbisons but to millions of fans worldwide,” he said. “Being able to reopen his legendary songbook and again hear his voice bounce off great concert hall walls is both a transcendent and cathartic experience. Dad jammed with Buddy in Lubbock Texas and helped change music history by turning Buddy on to Norman Petty Studios; Buddy later returned the favor by recording two of Dad’s songs on his first Cricket’s album. How beyond cool and special that these two great friends, now get to tour the world together.”
Holly’s wife, Maria Elena Holly, offered up a statement of her own, encapsulating the pair of entertainers who will “share the stage” together again, noting that they were “Texans who shared a mutual respect and admiration for each other’s creative musical genius and brilliant songwriting abilities.” She continued, “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.”
Here are the dates as of now, with more (including U.S. appearances) expected to be announced in the future.
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
For more, visit RoyAndBuddy.com.