- We now probably know the final runtime for ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Monday 11:06 PM
- Cardi B says she drugged, robbed men in her past on Instagram Live Monday 8:03 PM
- Twitter thread roasts bathtub tray ads for women Monday 7:21 PM
- Nintendo set to release two new models of the Switch—possibly in 2019 Monday 6:45 PM
- Viral cat video ‘Dear Kitten’ finds new life in TikTok challenge Monday 5:30 PM
- Here’s every show that was announced at the Apple TV+ kickoff Monday 3:53 PM
- ‘Shazam!’ embraces the spectacle and heart of the superhero genre Monday 3:45 PM
- How to mute Twitter’s suggested tweets on your timeline Monday 3:02 PM
- What you need to know about Apple’s new streaming service Monday 2:32 PM
- Text-message fanfiction is taking over Instagram Monday 1:54 PM
- Your Asus computer might have a secret backdoor Monday 1:06 PM
- Trump is already fundraising off the Mueller report—even though no one’s seen it Monday 1:01 PM
- Michael Avenatti charged with trying to extort $20 million from Nike Monday 12:51 PM
- Logan Paul says being a YouTuber is ‘wack’ Monday 12:14 PM
- James Comey posts from a forest in wake of Mueller report Monday 10:35 AM
Amy Winehouse is the latest deceased performer to be repackaged as a hologram.
Winehouse, who passed away in July 2011, is going on tour again, this time as a digital projection courtesy of an L.A. company called Base Hologram. The worldwide tour is slated for 2019 and will feature the singer performing her biggest hits with a backing band. The tour could last up to three years. Base has previously produced concerts featuring digital versions of Roy Orbison and Maria Callas.
The tour is happening in partnership with Winehouse’s family, and father Mitch Winehouse says it will raise money for the Amy Winehouse Foundation, which aims to help those struggling with drug and alcohol abuse. Mitch told Reuters: “We felt this would be a tremendous way for Amy both to revisit her fans through a hologram, and also an incredible way to raise money for our foundation.”
Her father tweeted about the collaboration last week, and while some fans were excited that they’ll get to see a version of Winehouse perform, many people expressed sadness that the singer is being showcased in this way.
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. https://t.co/F9M5V9Z8Qn
— mitch winehouse (@mitchwinehouse) October 11, 2018
An Amy Winehouse biopic has also just been announced, to be adapted by Kinky Boots writer Geoff Deane. But in the meantime, just watch the 2015 documentary Amy for some perspective.
Audra Schroeder is the Daily Dot’s senior entertainment writer, and she focuses on streaming, comedy, and music. Her work has previously appeared in the Austin Chronicle, the Dallas Observer, NPR, ESPN, Bitch, and the Village Voice. She is based in Austin, Texas.