Mitch Winehouse takes to Twitter to deny chances of Tupac-style virtual tour
The father of late singer Amy Winehouse has rubbished reports that a hologram version of his daughter will be going out on tour.
It was reported in The Sun on Friday (March 28) that businessman Alki David is masterminding a project to bring the singer back to the stage using 3D computer imagery, the same kind of technology that brought rapper Tupac to California’s Coachella festival in 2012.
A source told the paper: “The plan is that Amy will finally tour the world after failing to do so when she was alive. With an orchestra and her hologram, she can take to the stage and fans can see her perform her legendary hits. The idea is in its early stages but it’s hoped that Amy’s dad Mitch will maybe join her and do the introductions.”
However, Winehouse’s father has instead taken to Twitter to flatly deny the story. On March 29, he wrote: “No truth in the Hologram story. Utter rubbish as usual. Mitch.”
No truth in the Hologram story. Utter rubbish as usual. Mitch
— mitch winehouse (@mitchwinehouse) March 29, 2014
It isn’t the first time such a story has materialised. In 2012, the same newspaper ran an interview with Mitch in which he seemed warm to the idea. Mitch Winehouse told The Sun: “The most important thing to Amy was the music and I’m sure a lot of people would like to hear her sing again. It depends on what Amy’s fans want as a way to keep her memory alive. If it’s a book, an album or a hologram, then so be it.”
Amy Winehouse was found dead at her Camden home on the afternoon of July 23, 2011. She was 27. Coroners later confirmed that the singer, who had battled drink and drug addiction for several years, had died of alcohol poisoning.