Judy Garland died in 1969, but come 2017, you’ll be able to see the legendary actress and singer in concert, all thanks to the magic of holograms.
“Hologram USA’s Judy Garland Hologram Tour” will debut in London and Hollywood concurrently, employing the same technology that was famously used to bring Tupac "back to life" at Coachella in 2012. The touring show is a collaboration between Hologram USA Productions and FilmOn TV, and, according to a press release, Garland was chosen because she "was named one of the most-wanted in a Hologram USA global poll about which artists audiences would most want to see in a hologram stage show."
Garland's hologram will perform some of her most famous songs, and audiences will also see her talking about her life as an entertainer. Content for the tour, which begins production in May, will come from The Judy Garland Show (which ran on CBS in the ‘60s), as well as a few of her specials. FilmOn TV will also stream VR and 360-degree versions of the show, and it will be available through on-demand services.
In a press release, Garland’s son, Joey Luft, said of the production: "I believe the show will keep the memory of my mother and her talent alive for years to come."
If Judy Garland doesn’t float your boat but you love the idea of a hologram concert, you’re in luck: Hologram USA Productions and FilmOn TV say they are working with the estates of Patsy Cline, Buddy Holly, Billie Holiday, Dean Martin, and Whitney Houston to produce similar shows.