Roy Orbison is coming to Calgary and is performing! As a hologram

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Roy Orbison Hologram in Calgary

You read that correctly. Roy Orbison is coming to Calgary and he’ll be appearing on the stage at the Jubilee auditorium performing his greatest hits with a full live orchestra backing him up. It won’t actually be Roy Orbison though, of course, as he passed away in 1988. Using state of the art digital and laser technology, combined with theatrical stagecraft (and a lot of hard work by many different people), Roy Orbison will be brought to life as a hologram. You’ll be able to see and hear him once again perform some of his greatest hits, as if he was right in front of you.You may remember the Tupac hologram that appeared at Coachella in 2012, taking the stage with Dre and Snoop. So cool. Getting to see and hear Roy will be quite the treat.

In Dreams: Roy Orbison In Concert – The Hologram Tour

  • When: Wednesday October 10th, 2018
  • Tickets: $39.50, $49.50, $59.50, $75.00 (incl GST)
  • Tickets on sale: Friday August 17th, 10:00 AM
  • Reserved seating, all ages
  • Doors: 7:00 PM, show 8:00 PM
Find tickets on ticketmasterYou can also charge by phone 1-855-985-5000 (do people still do this??)Roy Orbison CalgaryFrom the press release:
“This is going to be a milestone moment in the live entertainment space and we are excited to present it to the public where audiences are not simply watching a show, but are drawn into an ultra-realistic experience where fantasy becomes reality by suspending disbelief,” said Brian Becker, Founder & CEO, BASE Entertainment and BASE Hologram.
Recognized universally as one of the great rock and roll legends, This tour, directed by Eric Schaeffer (Broadway’s Million Dollar Quartet), will allow fans the chance to experience one of the most iconic figures in the history of music in a thrilling way as Orbison and his trademark three-octave range voice comes back to the stage he commanded for decades. “I’ve seen first-hand the impact artists like Roy Orbison have had on today’s generation,” said Schaeffer. “What many younger music fans may not realize is just what Orbison meant to his industry and our musical culture. He was an amazing song-writer, singer and performer who is responsible for a stunning catalogue of hits. This production is about putting the spotlight back on the creative genius of Roy Orbison and to be able to share it with all the generations.”Some of the hits Roy will be performing: From Wikipedia:
Roy Kelton Orbison (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988) was an American singer, songwriter and musician known for his impassioned singing style, complex song structures, and dark emotional ballads. The combination led many critics to describe his music as operatic, nicknaming him “the Caruso of Rock” and “the Big O”. While most male rock-and-roll performers in the 1950s and 1960s projected a defiant masculinity, many of Orbison’s songs instead conveyed vulnerability. His voice ranged from baritone to tenor, and music scholars have suggested that he had a three- or four-octave range. During performances, he was known for standing still and solitary, and for wearing black clothes, to match his dyed jet black hair and dark sunglasses, which lent an air of mystery to his persona.
Roy Orbison Calgary
Roy Orbison, 1965
“My father had a special transcendent vocal ability that made him something of an anomaly in the world of pop and rock, but that’s what endeared him to his fans,” said Alex Orbison, President Roy Orbison Music. “For our family it was an amazing emotional experience to see this for the first time and we know audiences worldwide will have the same reaction.”

In Dreams: Roy Orbison In Concert – The Hologram Tour

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