Roy Orbison Hologram Tour To Undertake First Full-Length US Trek

The show pairs the iconic singer with live orchestration and “newly recorded, never-before-heard, digitally remastered arrangements of his classics.”

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The estate-approved Roy Orbison hologram tour is to make its first full-length trek across North America.

Following its debut shows this spring in Europe, In Dreams: Roy Orbison in Concert – The Hologram Tour will begin a 28-date run on 1 October at Oakland, California’s Fox Theatre. Like those performances, the show will pair the iconic Rock Hall singer with live orchestration and “newly recorded, never-before-heard, digitally remastered arrangements of his classics.”

The In Dreams tour will feature in theaters and performance arts center across the U.S. and Canada before concluding on 19 November in Clearwater, Florida.

“Our goal for this type of show is not just to play in major metropolitan cities, but to bring this experience to a variety of markets, regardless of size,” Brian Becker, the founder and CEO of BASE Entertainment and BASE Hologram, said in a statement.

“Roy loved playing smaller more intimate venues because he loved having that type of connection with fans. We also want to give fans across the globe the unique opportunity to once again experience the legend who continues to be a pivotal force in Rock ‘n’ Roll music and ensure that people in every city, in every type of venue, have a chance to witness what we truly believe is the future of live entertainment.”

Alex Orbison, Roy’s son and President of Roy Orbison Music, previously said of the hologram: “My father had a special transcendent vocal ability that made him something of an anomaly in the world of pop and rock, but that’s what endeared him to his fans. For our family it was an amazing emotional experience to see this for the first time and we know audiences worldwide will have the same reaction.”

In addition to the touring production, the hologram will also have a residency at Branson, Missouri’s Andy Williams Moon River Theatre – the first ever hologram residency – starting in 2019, with previews scheduled to begin later this year.

In Dreams: Roy Orbison in Concert – The Hologram Tour includes the following dates:

October 1 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre
October 2 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern Theater
October 6 – San Jose, CA @ City National Civic
October 9 – Edmonton, AB @ Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
October 10 – Calgary, AB @ Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
October 13 – Grand Forks, ND @ Chester Fritz Auditorium
October 16 – Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
October 18 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theatre
October 20 – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
October 21 – Waukegan, IL @ Genesee Theatre
October 23 – Memphis, TN @ Orpheum Theatre
October 24 – Dallas, TX @ Majestic Theatre
October 26 – Houston, TX @ Smart Financial Centre
October 27 – Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre
October 30 – Washington DC @ MGM National Harbor
November 1 – Englewood, NJ @ Bergen PAC
November 2 – Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Theatre
November 7 – Orono, ME @ Collins Center for the Arts
November 8 – Lynn, MA @ Lynn Auditorium
November 9 – Bensalem, PA @ Xcite Center @ Parx Casino
November 10 – Brookville, NY @ Tilles Center For The Performing Arts
November 12 – Morristown, NJ @ Mayo Performing Center
November 14 – Greenville, SC @ Peace Concert Hall
November 15 – Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theatre
November 16 – Orlando, FL @ Walt Disney Theatre
November 17 – Fort Myers, FL @ Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
November 18 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Parker Playhouse
November 19 – Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall.

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