Roy Orbison has been dead for three decades but the show goes on. “In Dreams: Roy Orbison in Concert” might very well be the first of many legendary entertainers to make a “nostalgia tour,” as the Miami New Times described the concert series.

Orbison performs in the form of a hologram. Seeing singles performed by Tupac Shakur in Coachella in 2012 and Michael Jackson during the Billboard Music Awards in 2014 inspired the CEO of Base Hologram to broaden the use of holographic imaging from a “single song” to a full-blown concert format, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Company producing concert has history of making live entertainment happen

Marty Tudor, both the CEO and the executive producer at Base Hologram, understands entertainment. The hologram side of business has a solid launching pad, Base Entertainment. Many people might not recognize the company’s name but millions have probably seen the results of work produced by the company, which is responsible for presenting live entertainment in Las Vegas for 40 years. That is an established and long-standing track record.

The concert tour kicked off on October 2 in Los Angeles, California, and has been wowing audiences since then.

The North American tour runs through November 19, wrapping up in the states in Clearwater, Florida. The official Roy Orbison website presents the dates and details respective of the tour opening in the United Kingdom in April 2019.

Concert is ‘beyond fake’

Following a tour date in Bensalem, Pennsylvania on November 9, the Philadelphia Inquirer provided a critique of the concert performance.

Part of the headline may say it all: “So real it’s beyond fake.” Make no mistake, Tudor and Base Hologram are not going rogue in appropriating the image, memory, lyrics, and songs of Orbison.

Orbison’s sons overseeing concert tour

The late balladeer’s sons, who are the guardians of both his estate and his “legacy,” are overseeing the tour, the Houston Chronicle reported.

His sons Alex, Roy Jr. and Wesley have even offered new vocal tracks from Orbison’s archives.

Artist’s lack of ‘antics’ made him favorable for hologram

Alex Orbison noted similarly as several rock ’n’ roll connoisseurs, stating that his father “didn’t have stage antics; he just stood there and sang it out.” His sons were in unison believing that their father’s on-stage presence was actually an attribute that could work in his legacy’s favor during the hologram tour.

Son felt emotional first time concert opened

Orbison’s son Alex was also instrumental in bringing the tour to fruition. “Base Hologram collaborated extensively” with him, the Miami New Times noted. Of his experience working to breathe life into hologram concert tour, Alex described the first time seeing the show as emotional experience.

He saw first-hand how his dad’s writing and singing affected audience members as the concert opened. For Alex, the feeling was “overwhelming.”

He was said that he was also moved to tears by “tender family moments” that were taking place within the audience. During his father’s song “Crying,” he watched as a couple’s hands “floated up” while they held each other’s hands during the song. He described the couple as giving one another “this look,” which is what “touched” him, the Miami New Times reported.

“The show features an orchestra, remastered vocals and all-new song arrangements from a 2017 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra concert,” the News Press relayed.

The Inquirer remarked that hologram of Orbison “appeared disturbingly lifelike.”

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