Undoubtedly the most talked about moment from this year’s Coachella Music and Arts Festival was the resurrection of late rapper Tupac Shakur in hologram form. Performing during Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre’s set at Coachella, an incredibly life-like hologram of Tupac sang and moved along onstage as if he was really there in person.
Of course with the introduction of this new technology, it’s only a matter of time before we see similar copy-cat performances from deceased musicians brought back to life through a hologram. In fact, one musician in prospect of being brought out on tour via a hologram’d copy is the King of Pop himself, Michael Jackson.
As they prepare to reunite for the upcoming ‘Unity’ tour this summer, the surviving members of the Jackson 5 are heading out on tour without the one key member of the group, their brother Michael.
In a couple of recent interviews, one of the brothers, Jackie, told E! Online that the idea of a Michael Jackson hologram could be part of a bigger tour the brothers are planning for next year in conjunction with a new album in the works.
“It could have Michael—absolutely,” he said. “Wouldn’t that be wonderful? As a matter of fact, we had that idea two years ago for Michael’s Cirque du Soleil show.”
The technology to create the Tupac hologram for the two Coachella performances reportedly cost in the range of $100,000 and $400,000, so the brothers would be looking at a hefty price tag if they were to bring Michael Jackson out for a full tour.Of course, we have to wait until after their Unity tour this summer before the possibility of seeing a hologram of Michael Jackson on stage with his brothers.
Would you like to see a hologram of Michael Jackson on tour performing hits with the Jackson 5?