Tupac's Coachella Hologram To Go On Tour?
The image of the late rapper could soon be coming to an arena near you...
As we previously reported the deceased hip-hop star was resurrected from the dead at the Californian music festival to perform with Dre and Snoop, leaving fans stunned by his performance from beyond the grave.
Now, according to a Wall Street Journal interview with the company who made the hologram, the eerie lifelike image of Tupac could soon be hitting the road.
Ed Ulbrich of Digital Domain Media Group Inc - who explained the hologram of the Hail Mary hitmaker is actually a 2D image - claimed they are speaking to tour representatives for Snoop and Dre and that their creation of Tupac could be joining them for a couple of stadium tour dates.
He explained: "This is not found footage. This is not archival footage. This is an illusion and this is just the beginning. Dre has a massive vision for this."
Nick Smith, the president of AV Concepts who projected and staged the image, also told our US Team on Monday (16th April): "We worked with Dr. Dre on this and it was Dre's vision to bring this back to life.
"It was his idea from the very beginning and we worked with him and his camp to utilize the technology to make it come to life...You can take their likenesses and voice and take people that haven't done concerts before or perform music they haven't sung and digitally recreate it."
Smith went on to state that he wasn't authorised to reveal how the hologram was able to perform in sync, whether all the vocals were Tupac's or how much the image cost.
He said: "You can take their likenesses and voice and... take people that haven't done concerts before or perform music they haven't sung and digitally recreate it.
"I can't say how much that event cost, but I can say it's affordable in the sense that if we had to bring entertainers around the world and create concerts across the country, we could put [artists] in every venue in the country."