Are our Eyes Playing Tricks on Us?
Posted on 07/14/2019
Thanks to new hologram technology from Base Hologram, rock and roll pioneers Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly perform on stage together for the first time! The Rock ‘N’ Roll Dream Tour makes it way to the State Theatre on November 12; featuring remastered audio from both legends alongside a live band and backup singers coming together in one mesmerizing night of performances! Hear hits like "Peggy Sue," "Everyday," "Pretty Woman," "Crying," and more.
Marty Tudor, Base Hologram’s creator, explains that “this is going to be a milestone moment in the live entertainment space… where audiences are not simply watching a show, but are drawn into an ultra-realistic experience where fantasy becomes reality by suspending disbelief.”
Tudor told Texas Monthly that his idea to create Base Hologram came from watching a hologram performance of rapper, Tupac, at Coachella music festival (Please note this video contains profanity) almost 16 years after his death. Tudor said, “watching Tupac’s lifelike figure share the stage with real-life Snoop Dogg [made me] immediately begin to envision other possibilities.” Tudor began to watch YouTube videos in search of how to create his own hologram concert experience. “The internet is an amazing thing, because everybody puts their stuff up on YouTube,” he says.
Base Hologram developed their current tour with Orbison and Holly after a hugely successful, tour called In Dreams: Roy Orbison in Concert–The Holgram Tour. While touring in the UK, the Orbison show sold out most venues and Tudor recalls the audience’s reaction to the Orbison hologram“the audience was dancing in the aisles. They were singing along with the songs, and most importantly, at the end of each song, they applauded… they were applauding a projection who can’t appreciate it. I’ve seen this hundreds of times now. I know every inch of how it’s done, and still my mind accepts [him] as real.”
Base Hologram won't divulge the secrets behind their proprietary technology coming to State Theatre New Jersey, but Tudor told Texas Monthly “that’s a military-grade laser in there… if you were to crank it up; you’d probably burn a hole through the wall.”
Witness the newest technology as Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly perform together for the first time as they take the stage as holograms alongside a live band and back up singers on November 12, 2019 at 8pm.
By Amberjean Leist