Is Glastonbury calling? Take a look at the first photos and tour dates of the Roy Orbison hologram

This does look pretty impressive

The first photos and tour dates have been revealed for the long-awaited hologram of the late, great, Roy Orbison.

After his son Alex made headlines by stating that the hologram should play the next Glastonbury festival, now we get our first glimpse of the icon brought back to life.

This follows on from the likes of Abba, Ronnie James Dio and Tupac seeing holograms used to return legends to the stage.

‘Roy Orbison In Dreams: The Hologram UK Tour’ will see the advanced technology joined by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra for a run of shows around the UK. Check out the first images of the hologram on stage below.

BASE Hologram private concert performance with Roy Orbison at Lincoln Center Frederick P. Rose Hall

BASE Hologram private concert performance with Roy Orbison at Lincoln Center Frederick P. Rose Hall


BASE Hologram private concert performance with Roy Orbison at Lincoln Center Frederick P. Rose Hall

BASE Hologram private concert performance with Roy Orbison at Lincoln Center Frederick P. Rose Hall

“My Dad was one of the first people to combine rock and roll with orchestral sound so to see the full meal deal of having the big orchestra with my Dad is really a dream set up,” said Roy’s son Alex.

Danny Betesh, founder and MD Kennedy Street and Promoter Roy Orbison In Dreams The Hologram UK Tour and who originally promoted shows with Roy in the 1960s added: “I’ve been working with artists and live shows since the 60s and it’s immensely exciting to see Roy back on the stage in such a modern and creative way. His music never went away and now fans can enjoy seeing the live show and hearing all those much loved songs.”

Tour dates and tickets

The ‘Roy Orbison: In Dreams’ tour dates are below. Tickets are available here.

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8 – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
9  – Birmingham Genting Arena
11 – Manchester O2 Apollo
12 – Edinburgh Playhouse
13 – Glasgow SEC Armadillo
14 – Leeds First Direct Arena
16 – Nottingham Royal Centre
17 – Liverpool Echo 2
18 – London Hammersmith Eventim Apollo
20 – Bournemouth BIC

“We would love to see Roy play Glastonbury, that would be the ultimate,” said Alex Orbison earlier this year. “This show would be perfect for that audience.”

He continued: “The technology is moving so fast. At first we were told we could only play theatres, so we could control the interplay of the light.”