An Amy Winehouse Hologram 2019 Tour Has left Fans Divided
The late singer Amy Winehouse is set to go on tour in 2019 in hologram form - and the news has left fans divided.
Winehouse was known for her internationally acclaimed songs 'Back to Black' and 'Rehab', as well as her cover of the Zutons song 'Valerie' - but her musical career was tragically cut short when passed away in 2011 due to alcohol intoxication, ages just 27.
Now, thanks to a joint venture between BASE Hologram and the Winehouse estate, fans of the late singer will once again get to see her perform on stage.
Amy's father, Mitch Winehouse, said the tour would open up Winehouse's music to a 'new generations' of fans who didn't get to experience the star on stage.
He said: "As a family, we felt ready to bring Amy's incredible talent back to the spotlight, give her fans a chance to experience her music again and for new generations to continue to discover her.
"We experienced first-hand how these hologram shows celebrate great artists. 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."
The choice to make a 2019 hologram tour of the star's work has left fans divided, with some dead set against the idea.
One person tweeted: "Amy Winehouse hated fame and killed herself with drugs trying to cope with it. Selling a hologram of her for a tour is just sick man."
Another said: "An Amy Winehouse hologram will be on tour for three years, I'm absolutely disgusted. Like she hasn't been exploited enough??! Let her rest in peace and stop tarnishing her legacy."
A third person commented: "She hated touring. Was intensely private. She left us her music. That's more than enough. Leave her in peace. No hologram tour."
Some people defended the tour and are excited to see 'her' perform once more - and defended the tour based on the money it could raise for the Amy Winehouse Foundation.
One took to Twitter to say: "People are mad about Amy Winehouse's hologram tour. Can't relate, I never got to see Amy perform live AND its raising money to help the Amy Winehouse Foundation which provides rehab facilities for young people who can't afford them."
Base Hologram recently toured Roy Orbison's hologram - the artist himself passed away in 1988.
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