Hologram of Amy Winehouse to go on world tour next year

Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse performing. Image: Getty

Friday, October 12, 2018

A hologram of Amy Winehouse will tour the world next year, accompanied by a live band and backing singers.

The late singer's father, Mitch Winehouse, announced the tour at the Amy Winehouse Foundation's annual gala.

Mr Winehouse said the project was a chance for "new generations" to discover her music.

The project will launch towards the end of 2019, and will be run by Los Angeles-based company Base Hologram, who have previously created and toured holograms of musicians including Roy Orbison and opera singer Maria Callas.



It has not yet been announced which countries the show will tour.

Announcing the project, Mr Winehouse said: "As a family, we felt ready to bring Amy's incredible talent back to the spotlight, give her fans a chance to experience her music again and for new generations to continue to discover her."

"We experienced first-hand how these hologram shows celebrate great artists.

"This is a wonderful way to bring focus back to her musical legacy, as well as raising funds for the Amy Winehouse Foundation.

Amy Winehouse died at the age of 27 in 2011 after a long-publicised battle with drink and drugs.