Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly’s holograms are heading out on a joint UK tour

An Orbison tour took place last year

Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly will be heading out on a UK tour in hologram form, it has been announced.

After the long-awaited hologram Orbison live dates took place back in April last year, the late singer-songwriter is set to return to the UK in his digital form this autumn – joined by the onstage reincarnation of Buddy Holly.

Titled the ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Dream Tour’, the late icons will be backed by a full live band and backing singers as they perform across the country in October.


BASE Hologram, the company behind the technology, will run concurrent shows of the same holograms. This means fans in the UK and Europe would be able to watch the same show simultaneously, albeit with different live performers onstage.

Kicking off in Dublin on October 7, the tour is set to conclude with a show at London’s Hammersmith Apollo on October 24. Fans will also be able to catch the show in the likes of Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, and Brighton.

Check out the full schedule below.

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

Ahead of last year’s Roy Orbison hologram tour, his son Alex suggested that his father’s hologram could take to the stage at Glastonbury. “We would love to see Roy play Glastonbury, that would be the ultimate,” he said. “This show would be perfect for that audience.”


Recent years have also seen the likes of AbbaRonnie James Dio and Tupac return to the stage as holograms.

In other news, last month saw Morrissey share his own rendition of Roy Orbison‘s ‘It’s Over’.