A hologram tour of Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly will tour together in the UK this year.
Dubbed the ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Dream Tour’, the performances will see the singer-songwriters backed by a full live band and backing vocalists. Orbison and Holly to go on “concurrent North American and European legs” but the shows will b reincarnations rather than new, unseen material.
The effort also makes the first time production company BASE Hologram will run concurrent dates for the same hologram.
In a statement announcing the jaunt, Roy Orbison, Jr., President of Roy Orbison Music, said: “My father’s music meant the world to not just to us Orbisons but to millions of fans worldwide.”
He added: “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 favour 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.”
Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly UK Tour Dates:
10-07 Dublin, Ireland – 3 Arena
10-08 Belfast, Ireland – Waterfront Hall
10-10 Newcastle, England – Utilita Arena
10-11 Manchester, England – Apollo
10-12 Liverpool, England – M&S Arena 2
10-13 Leeds, England – First Direct Arena
10-14 Hull, England – Bonus Arena
10-16 Glasgow, Scotland – Armadillo
10-17 Birmingham, England – Resorts World Arena
10-18 Bournemouth, England – International Centre
10-21 Nottingham, England – Royal Centre
10-22 Brighton, England – Brighton Centre
10-23 Cardiff, England – Motorpoint Arena
10-24 London, England – Hammersmith Apollo