Tupac at Coachella and Other Posthumous Performances

Colin Patrick

The crowd at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival this past weekend was treated to a “live” performance from an artist none of them expected to see up on stage: Tupac Shakur. The rapper – who died in 1996 – joined former collaborators Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre via the use of hologram technology. And it was really well done.

The performance – which is extremely NSFW – can be viewed here:

But Pac’s appearance in the California desert this weekend is definitely not the first time a deceased performer has been brought back to life. Here are a few examples of other notable times:

Here is a video of Celine Dion singing a duet with Elvis Presley a few years ago. But here is a much more interesting video explaining how they did it:

And here’s Fred Astaire dancing with a vacuum:

If there is one man who can put the fear of God into R. Lee Ermey, it would be the Duke:

What other back-from-the-grave performances have you seen?