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Published On: Thu, Mar 28th, 2019

Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly going on tour as holograms, tickets on sale today

The holograms of late rock icons Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly will share the stage on the upcoming “Rock ‘N’ Roll Dream Tour.”

The shows will feature a live band and backing singers, along with remastered audio. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 29th.

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In a statement, Roy Orbison, Jr., President of Roy Orbison Music, spoke about the two songwriters’ history of in-person collaboration.

“Both Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly set the stage for what was to come down the road in the music industry,” said chairman and CEO of BASE Hologram Brian Becker in a release. “These two men were forward-thinkers who understood what new forms of technology could do for their craft. They 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. Now to be able to recapture that magic on a grand scale and let their fans see them together will be something truly special.”

“My father’s music meant the world to not just to us Orbisons but to millions of fans worldwide,” he said. “Being able to reopen his legendary songbook and again hear his voice bounce off great concert hall walls is both a transcendent and cathartic experience. Dad jammed with Buddy in Lubbock Texas and helped change music history by turning Buddy on to Norman Petty Studios; Buddy later returned the favor by recording two of Dad’s songs on his first Cricket’s album. How beyond cool and special that these two great friends, now get to tour the world together.”

Buddy’s wife, Maria Elena Holly, added that the duo were “Texans who shared a mutual respect and admiration for each other’s creative musical genius and brilliant songwriting abilities.” She continued, “Their long-time fans and a new generation of fans will now have the opportunity to see these great legends perform together in a unique setting, showcasing two of the finest, most influential, and beloved artists in music history.”

To purchase tickets or to find more information, please see www.royandbuddy.com.

A full list of dates can be found below.

The Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly: The Rock ’N’ Roll Dream Tour

Oct. 07, 2019 — Dublin, Ireland @ 3 Arena
Oct. 08, 2019 — Belfast, United Kingdom @ Waterfront Hall
Oct. 10, 2019 — Newcastle, United Kingdom @ Utilita Arena
Oct. 11, 2019 — Manchester, United Kingdom @ Apollo
Oct. 12, 2019 — Liverpool, United Kingdom @ M&S Arena 2
Oct. 13, 2019 — Leeds, United Kingdom @ First Direct Arena
Oct. 14, 2019 — Hull, United Kingdom @ Bonus Arena
Oct. 16, 2019 — Glasgow, United Kingdom @ Armadillo
Oct. 17, 2019 — Birmingham, United Kingdom @ Resorts World Arena
Oct. 18, 2019 — Bournemouth, United Kingdom @ International Centre
Oct. 21, 2019 — Nottingham, United Kingdom @ Royal Centre
Oct. 22, 2019 — Brighton, United Kingdom @ Brighton Centre
Oct. 23, 2019 — Cardiff, United Kingdom @ Motorpoint Arena
Oct. 24, 2019 — London, United Kingdom @ Hammersmith Apollo

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