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Amy Winehouse hologram tour on hold

By | Published on Friday 22 February 2019

Amy Winehouse

Plans for an Amy Winehouse hologram tour have been put on hold, despite the venture having the backing of the late singer’s father and plans for it to raise funds for the Amy Winehouse Foundation.

The show’s producer, BASE Hologram, said it had “encountered some unique challenges and sensitivities” that have forced them to reassess the project.

The company’s boss Brian Becker added in a statement: “Sometimes in developing this type of highly ambitious, state of the art hologram/augmented reality theatrical event we encounter some unique challenges and sensitivities that cause us to take a step back”.

“Developing our productions is a cross between a Broadway show and a concert spectacle which requires creative engineering and that type of creativity does not necessarily follow a schedule” he went on. “And that’s what happened with Amy Winehouse”.

“We promised to celebrate her life in the most respectful way possible – as we did with Roy Orbison and Maria Callas – and to ensure we keep that promise we are putting the tour on hold while we plot out a creatively spectacular production fitting of her remarkable career”.