A hologram of the late singer Amy Winehouse will be embarking on a three-year world tour, kicking-off in 2019.

Amy’s father, Mitch Winehouse, shared the news on Thursday, claiming that he was “delighted” to team up with Base Hologram. During the tour, a live band will accompany vocals from Amy’s original recordings.

ticketflipping provides valuable tools for ticket resale professionals

“We experienced first-hand how these hologram shows celebrate great artists,” Mitch said in a statement. “This is a wonderful way to bring focus back to her musical legacy, as well as raising funds for the Amy Winehouse Foundation. It’s time to remind everyone that Amy was one of the great musicians and performers.”

While Mitch says that all funds will go towards the foundation in Amy’s name, not everyone is keen of the idea. On Twitter, fans lashed out at Mitch for ‘exploiting’ the star and ‘tarnishing her legacy.’

Many fans suggested that instead of a hologram tour, real artists should perform tribute concerts covering her songs. However, hologram tours are quite popular; the tours have been used before with deceased artists like Michael Jackson, Tupac Shakur, and Roy Orbison.

Nonetheless, Mitch said that the hologram tour is “a dream for us” and to be able to see her perform live again, even as a hologram, “really can’t be put into words.”

“Our daughter’s music touched the lives of millions of people, and it means everything that her legacy will continue in this innovative and groundbreaking way,” he said.

Winehouse, who suffered from a drug and alcohol addiction, died at 27-years-old due to alcohol poisoning in 2011. Her final studio album, Back to Black, featured smash-hit songs “Rehab,” “You Know I’m No Good,” and “Back To Black.” This November, a new documentary will be released, giving fans insight on the creation of the LP.

Last Updated on October 12, 2018