After freaking out the world with his Tupac hologram at Coachella last weekend, Dr Dre is reportedly planning to take the technology out on tour, and wants to create similar holograms for other deceased music legends.
Dre, who brought on the Tupac hologram during his headline performance with Snoop Dogg last week (see video of the performance here), has said that he will be continuing to develop the hologram technology (well, Dre probably isn’t personally working on it – he’d have people on the case, I guess) and wants to apply the technique to “reanimate” Jimi Hendrix and Marvin Gaye.
“I think everybody’s in love with it [the hologram technology] right now… Hopefully, we can see Jimi Hendrix and Marvin Gaye. Let’s see what happens,” Dre said in a recent interview.
Additionally, with reports and rumours that the Tupac hologram could tour the world with Dre, the creators of the technology, Musion, said it’d “make sense” to take the hologram on tour.
According to NME, “Holographic projection firm Musion hinted that its creation could end up going around the world… This follows reports earlier today that Dre and Snoop are keen on the idea of a tour with the hologram.”
A spokesman from Musion said: “This is obviously a historic and exciting initiative that we’re all witnessing currently, and it would make sense for them to bring it to Europe and maybe take it to the rest of the world.”
So, keep an eye out for a hologram Tupac in your town, I guess.