Unforeseen circumstances have caused the upcoming Australian hologram tour of Roy Orbison to be cancelled.
Back in November, we learnt that Australia was set to receive its first-ever hologram tour, with the late musician Roy Orbison set to perform in Australia for the first time since 1972, despite the notable handicap of being dead.
The tour, which was scheduled to take place in stadiums around Australia from May 4th, was set to feature a hologram of the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer as he’s backed by a full symphony orchestra. However, promoters have now revealed the concert won’t be going ahead after all.
“Due to unforeseen circumstances out of our control, the Roy Orbison In Dreams Tour of Australia will sadly no longer go ahead,” said concert promoters in a statement.
“We apologise for any inconvenience caused.”
Of course, the idea of hologram tours isn’t exactly new, but this now-cancelled Roy Orbison was set to be the first one to grace Aussie stages. Ever since Tupac Shakur ‘performed’ at the 2012 edition of Coachella, fans have been eager for this technology to make it to their local stages.
While artists such as Mike Shinoda and Prince made their feelings on the concept very clear, some artists are completely on board with the idea, and we’re apparently still on track to see hologram concerts from (the dearly departed) Ronnie James Dio and (the still alive) ABBA make their way down to Australia.
Whether or not these concerts will go ahead remains to be seen, but we have to say that if anything, they’re bound to be some intriguing experiences.
Check out a video on the Roy Orbison hologram experience:
Roy Orbison In Dreams: The Hologram Aus Tour 2018
Friday, May 4th
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Bisbane QLD (Cancelled)
Sunday, May 6th
ICC Sydney Theatre, Sydney, NSW (Cancelled)
Tuesday, May 8th
Hisense Arena, Melbourne, VIC (Cancelled)
Friday, May 11th
Perth Arena, Perth, WA (Cancelled)
Sunday, May 13th
Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, SA (Cancelled)