AMY WINEHOUSE 2019 TOUR ANNOUNCED
British singer Amy Winehouse, almost 8 years after her death, will be found back on stage in holographic form for a dedicated tour set to launch in late 2019. The tour is to be produced by BASE Hologram, using holographic film technology.
Winehouse died at the age of 27 on July 23 2011 due to alcohol poisoning. Before her death she was known to have suffered with substance abuse, mental health issues and respiratory health problems.
BASE Hologram will be working in partnership with the Winehouse family to make the tour a reality, with all proceeds of the tour going towards the Amy Winehouse Foundation, a charity dedicated to raising awareness around drug and alcohol abuse within young people.
Winehouse's father, Mitch Winehouse, tweeted “Our family is delighted to be teaming up with @BASEhologram to continue celebrating the life and work of Amy, with all proceeds of the tour, starting in late 2019, going to Amy’s Foundation to help even more young people in her name.”
The tour will see remastered versions of some of the best of Winehouse's hits - including "Rehab", "Back to Black" and "Valerie" - with the hologram of Winehouse being joined by a live band and backing singers.
Responses to the tour from fans has been pretty divided on Twitter with some fans tweeting that the idea of the announced tour is "magical" whilst others have branded it as "ridiculous" and "just wrong".