There is no question that Amy Winehouse is a legend. The singer, who died years ago at age 27 and in the prime of what was sure to be a long musical career, won a GRAMMY and is one of the most revered musical artists of the 2000s.
Well, 7 years after her death in 2018, it's been announced that Amy Winehouse is coming back...
As a hologram.
A company called BASE Hologram is teaming up with Winehouse's family to do a hologram world tour in late 2019 to "celebrate Amy's legacy" and benefit Amy's Foundation, which works to prevent drug and alcohol abuse in young people.
We’re excited to announce that we’re partnering with the family of GRAMMY Award-winning artist @amywinehouse to celebrate her legacy. This worldwide hologram tour, set to start in late 2019, will raise funds and awareness for @AmysFoundation! 🎙 https://t.co/K0CIPH6Tty pic.twitter.com/GyR0ygyPEc— BASE Hologram (@BASEHologram) October 11, 2018
And while this isn't the first time we've seen an artist portrayed in hologram form, it's the first time that a world tour has been announced involving one.
And while I think we'd all love to hear Amy's music live, a lot of people are a little skeptical about paying to see a hologram of her perform.
This Amy Winehouse hologram tour is a joke. Stop using musicians deaths as cash cows.— Joanne 🌙 (@Joanneethomass) October 12, 2018
Ok so I think Amy Winehouse was great, & I bet her live show was 💯. But this is a hologram. I can't help but wonder what she'd think about this. I would be furious.— audrey witch hunt (@dj_ewi) October 12, 2018
Instead of a hologram, we could, ya know, put living artists on the road & cultivate actual live music. https://t.co/wcIuNGiZ1D
A hologram of Amy Winehouse will be touring the world next year... and I seriously don’t know what to say. Part of me thinks it’s good that we (the ones who were too young when she toured) get the chance to experience her legacy, but another part says no... Rest in peace❤️🥀— 𝖙𝖗𝖊𝖓𝖈𝖍 ||-// (@_PvnkRocker_) October 11, 2018
Still, others are choosing to look past the hologram element and are excited about once again celebrating Winehouse's music in person.
I’m shook as hell, they’re really gonna have an Amy Winehouse world tour..... with her as a hologram. I’m doing anything and everything I can to go https://t.co/jHUTP5RhK4— Mel (@tolbeaurone) October 12, 2018
There’s an Amy Winehouse hologram about to go on tour 😱 I’ve literally wanted this for YEARS.— Julia Hernandez (@ju_liagulia) October 12, 2018
At least the money is going to a noble cause (we think), but how do you feel about the idea? Would you pay to see Amy (or any artist for that matter) perform as a hologram? Or is the whole concept just too weird and creepy for you?
I'll be honest, I don't think I could justify putting my hard-earned money towards it, but to each his own!
No dates for the tour have been announced yet.