It wasn't a dream — tickets on sale for Roy Orbison Detroit hologram show

Aug 21, 2018 at 11:00 am
click to enlarge BASE Orbison Hologram demo. - Screen grab via Youtube
Screen grab via Youtube
BASE Orbison Hologram demo.

Last month, Metro Times reported that Roy Orbison, the same Roy Orbison who has been dead for nearly 30 years, would be making his grand re-entrance to the earthly stage as a fucking hologram because apparently in 2018 being dead doesn't mean shit.

Anyway, after a successful European debut earlier this year, In Dreams: Roy Orbison in Concert "The Hologram Tour" will embark on a North American 28-date trek through space and time starting Oct. 1 in Oakland, Cali., and will ghost on through Detroit's Fox Theatre on Oct. 20.

The only estate-approved production has been brought to life by BASE Entertainment, which "fuses advanced holographic digital laser technology with live theatrical stagecraft." Orbison, whose three-octave-climbing vocals have been remastered for each of the set's 16 songs, will be accompanied by a live orchestra.

If that wasn't enough of a head trip for you, Orbison's hologram will wave to the audience and partake in interactive onstage banter with his non-holographic bandmates.

In other words, you will either find yourself "Crying" with joy from having seen Roy Orbison or you'll be "Running Scared" because, well, holograms.

Tickets go on sale Friday, Aug. 24 at 10 a.m. starting at $20 and can be purchased here.

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