BASE Hologram has announced that the holograms of late rock icons Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly have been paired for the Rock ‘N’ Roll Dream Tour.
Starting this fall, the tour will feature the holograms alongside a live band, background singers, and remastered audio. Eric Schaeffer, who directed the 2018 Orbison hologram tour, will return for the joint trek.
Roy Orbison, Jr., President of Roy Orbison Music, said in a statement, “My father’s music meant the world to not just to us Orbisons but to millions of fans worldwide.” “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.”
Buddy’s wife, Maria Elena Holly, added, “Buddy and Roy were Texans who shared a mutual respect and admiration for each other’s creative musical genius and brilliant songwriting abilities.” She continued, “I am proud to work with a company like BASE Hologram. 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.”
The tour will kick off on Oct. 7 in Dublin and will continue throughout the United Kingdom. Concurrent European and North American legs of the tour are expected to be announced soon. Tickets for the U.K. dates go on sale Friday, March 29. To purchase tickets or to find more information, see royandbuddy.com.
See the list of U.K. tour dates below.
Oct. 07, 2019 — Dublin, Ireland @ 3 Arena
Oct. 08, 2019 — Belfast, United Kingdom @ Waterfront Hall
Oct. 10, 2019 — Newcastle, United Kingdom @ Utilita Arena
Oct. 11, 2019 — Manchester, United Kingdom @ Apollo
Oct. 12, 2019 — Liverpool, United Kingdom @ M&S Arena 2
Oct. 13, 2019 — Leeds, United Kingdom @ First Direct Arena
Oct. 14, 2019 — Hull, United Kingdom @ Bonus Arena
Oct. 16, 2019 — Glasgow, United Kingdom @ Armadillo
Oct. 17, 2019 — Birmingham, United Kingdom @ Resorts World Arena
Oct. 18, 2019 — Bournemouth, United Kingdom @ International Centre
Oct. 21, 2019 — Nottingham, United Kingdom @ Royal Centre
Oct. 22, 2019 — Brighton, United Kingdom @ Brighton Centre
Oct. 23, 2019 — Cardiff, United Kingdom @ Motorpoint Arena
Oct. 24, 2019 — London, United Kingdom @ Hammersmith Apollo
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Article image: Roy Orbinson in 1965, Buddy Holly in 1957. (Jack de Nijs / Anefo, Brunswick Records [Both Available through Public Domain] via Wikimedia Commons.)