An Amy Winehouse Hologram Is Coming

The soul legend will be (virtually) hitting the stage next year

Famous jazz and soul singer, Amy Winehouse, died from alcohol poisoning in July 2011, but that won’t stop her from hitting the stage next year. According to Reuters, a Winehouse hologram is in the works.

The performance will feature a live band that will accompany the voice from her original recordings.

“Fans have been clamouring for something new from Amy, but really there isn’t anything new in terms of music,” Amy’s father, Mitch Winehouse, explained in an interview. “We felt this would be a tremendous way for Amy both to revisit her fans through a hologram, and also an incredible way to raise money for our foundation.”

Mitch Winehouse outlined that all of the funds from the virtual show will go to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, which was established after her death to provide help to young people who are struggling with drug and alcohol abuse.

Amy’s hologram will be made by BASE hologram, who produced holographic tours for Roy Orbison and Maria Callas. BASE plans to use motion capture technology on an actress that will be hired to mimic Winehouse’s stage presence. Then, through prosthetics and computer-generated imagery, the projection of Winehouse will move across the stage as it performs.

The Amy Winehouse show from BASE should be released sometime next year, and will run for somewhere between 75 and 110 minutes.

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