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Hologram tours: Tupac has no plans, Jacko mulling it over

By | Published on Tuesday 24 April 2012

Tupac Shakur

With the live music market already cluttered with bands needlessly reforming, the last thing we need is dead musicians getting in on the act.

Thankfully then, Dr Dre has said there are currently no plans to take his Tupac Shakur hologram on tour. Speaking in a video recorded backstage ahead of his second performance with the virtual Tupac at the second outing of the 2012 Coachella festival at the weekend, he said that the much talked about projected computer animation of the long dead rapper was “strictly for Coachella”, despite rumours of a tour being planned.

“It was strictly for Coachella, get it right”, he said. “I want to get rid of all the rumours out there. This was not done for a tour”.

Before you all breathe a sigh of relief though, he did add: “If a tour happens, we’ll see”. So, basically, Tupac is probably going on tour.

Also rumoured to be heading out on tour via the not-really-a-hologram technology is Michael Jackson, who may ‘join’ his brothers for a Jackson Five reunion. Speaking about all the chatter that erupted around Tupac’s digital appearance on stage, Jackie Jackson said that it could quite easily have been his brother who caused all the fuss. He told The Sun: “It could have been Michael – absolutely. Wouldn’t that be wonderful? As a matter of fact, we had that idea two years ago for Michael’s Cirque du Soleil show”.

Of course, where Jackson Five reunions tread, disputes generally follow, which could delay or put a stop to any hologram shows. Though if it looks like it could generate a lot of money (which sadly it could) then the possibility of it happening shouldn’t be ruled out.

Watch Dr Dre’s video message here: