In addition to the proposed Selena hologram tour, there is talk of new music and collaborations with current hit artists.
By Philip Cosores
While holograms at concerts became all the rage for a brief 12 months following the Tupac Shakur virtual appearance at Coachella in 2012 and ending with the dual Rock the Bells holograms of Ol’ Dirty Bastard and Eazy-E, that doesn’t mean that holograms are a thing of the past. In fact, other hologram appearances have been rumored for everything from The Beatles to Nirvana.
Another act may be getting into the posthumous hologram game: Selena. The beloved Mexican singer was murdered a little more than 20 years ago, and new reports indicate that a hologram Selena could be hitting the road in 2018.
In a post on Facebook, a new campaign has begun to bring Selena’s memory and recorded visuals to a performance space near you. Titled “Selena The One,” it promises “the development of a walking, talking, singing, and dancing, digital embodiment of iconic singer, Selena. Acrovirt is working in collaboration with Selena’s immediate family and cutting-edge scientists to enable new productions for her many fans.”
There is also talk of new music and collaborations with “current hit artists.”
Rolling Stone reports that an Indiegogo campaign to raise the $50,000 needed to fund the tour will go live on April 16.
Check out the full Facebook post here, and keep a look out should the tour materialize in 2018.