April 18, 2012 18:24

Taking Tupac hologram on world tour 'makes sense', says production company

Technology firm Musion hint rapper's likeness will make appearances beyond Coachella

Taking Tupac hologram on world tour 'makes sense', says production company
The boffins behind the Tupac hologram which starred with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg at Coachella over the weekend have said it'd "make sense" to take the likeness of the late rapper on tour.

Commenting to NME, holographic projection firm Musion hinted that its creation could end up going around the world after making its debut in California on Sunday (April 15). This follows reports earlier today that Dre and Snoop are keen on the idea of a tour with the hologram.

Head of Music at Musion Sanj Surati said that although no firm plans are yet in place for a tour, the huge response to the hologram would make it difficult to ignore the option to use it again.

He commented:

This is obviously a historic and exciting initiative that we're all witnessing currently, and it would make sense for them to bring it to Europe and maybe take it to the rest of the world.


Surati added the firm was "very proud" that the hip-hop heavyweights had opted to use its technology during the show.

The hologram addressed the Coachella crowd and also performed '2 Of Americaz Most Wanted' as a duet with Snoop Dogg during the gig. Tupac's mother Afeni Shakur is reportedly "thrilled" by the digital resurrection of her son, who was shot dead in 1996.

Scroll down to watch the Tupac hologram take to the festival's main stage. The entire line-up, which includes Radiohead, The Black Keys, Bon Iver and Florence And The Machine will return to the Empire Polo Field site this weekend (April 20-22). This is the first time the festival has spanned two weekends.

For more action from the weekend, including photo galleries and video interviews, head to NME.COM/Coachella
















Read More On This Artist

More News
Rod Stewart and Susan Boyle perform at Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony
Hudson Mohawke to release 'Chimes' EP in September
Lily Allen: 'Nobody at Radio 1 knows what the fuck they're doing'
Duran Duran suing fan club for £23,500
Details announced for The Warehouse Project 2014 line-up
Courtney Love says production on Kurt Cobain biopic will begin in 'next 12 months'
Bloc Party's Kele Okereke to release new solo album, 'Trick'
Midweek chart update: La Roux narrowly behind Ed Sheeran in race for Number One
Lana Del Rey says 'Fucked My Way To The Top' song is commentary on public perception of...
Metallica's Lars Ulrich says Noel Gallagher inspired him to quit cocaine
Kasabian's Serge Pizzorno and comedian Noel Fielding tease 'Wu-Tang Clan' live shows
Ian Watkins loses appeal for reduced jail term; judges cite 'shocking depravity' of crimes
The Gaslight Anthem warn fans that new album 'Get Hurt' is 'completely...
Manic Street Preachers' Nicky Wire on Russell Brand's politics: 'Voting should be...
Former Lostprophets members thank fans for 'sticking with us' at first gig as No Devotion
Peaches Geldof died of heroin overdose, inquest hears
Slowdive announce two further reunion dates
James Murphy to score new Noah Baumbach film 'While We're Young'
Lostprophets' Ian Watkins to have jail term appeal considered
SBTRKT announces new album 'Wonder Where We Land' – hear first track now
Post-punkers The Pop Group announce first ever UK tour
The Raveonettes release surprise new album 'Pe'Ahi'

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today