Two rock and roll icons are coming to Hamilton and Toronto this year … sort of.
Hologram versions of Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly are “performing” as part of a live show being dubbed the “Rock n’ roll dream tour” that’s heading to Hamilton on Nov. 19. The tour wraps up the next night at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto on Nov. 20.
Base Hologram, the company putting on the tour, says it features remastered audio from the pair, as well as a live band and backup singers.
“These two men … defined the genre of rock and roll, from writing to recording to the standard band configuration, and they influenced everyone from Elvis to The Beatles,” said Brian Becker, Base Hologram chairman and CEO.
The show is heading all over the U.S. and Europe this fall, but the only two Canadian dates are Hamilton and Toronto in November.