Iconic Holograms Perform at Granada Theatre
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By edhat staff
The "Rock and Roll Dream Tour" passed through the Granada Theatre Thursday with hologram performances of Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly.
A live backing band and backup singers with remastered audio of the two iconic singers.
Buddy Holly is depicted in a bright-blue suit and signature black-framed glasses from 1957, just two years before his death.
"This was when Buddy was in his prime, where he was on top of the charts and charming audiences across the country with his catchy tracks and trademark ‘geek chic’ look," said Brian Becker, the CEO of BASE, the company behind the holograms. "In fact, one of the things that really makes this particular hologram tour stand out is that a new generation of fans will finally get to see what Buddy Holly really looked like."
Holly was killed in a plane crash in 1959, along with fellow musicians Ritchie Valens and J.P. "the Big Bopper" Richardson and pilot Roger Peterson. Holly was 22, but his music has spanned generations with hits "That'll Be the Day" and "Peggy Sue."
Roy Orbison is pictured in a grey suit, dark sunglasses, and a bright red guitar.
"Being able to reopen his legendary songbook and again hear his voice bounce off great concert hall walls is both a transcendent and cathartic experience,” said Roy Orbison, Jr., President of Roy Orbison Music. “Dad jammed with Buddy in Lubbock Texas and helped change music history by turning Buddy on to Norman Petty Studios; Buddy later returned the favor by recording two of Dad’s songs on his first Cricket’s album. How beyond cool and special that these two great friends, now get to tour the world together."
Orbison died of a heart attack in 1988 at the age of 52 and is known for such hits as "Oh, Pretty Woman" and "Only the Lonely."
The tour began in San Francisco and ends in New York. Learn more here.