By Philip Cosores
While holograms at concerts became all the rage for a brief 12 months following the Tupac Shakur virtual appearance at Coachella in 2012 and ending with the dual Rock the Bells holograms of Ol’ Dirty Bastard and Eazy-E, that doesn’t mean that holograms are a thing of the past. In fact, other hologram appearances have been rumored for everything from The Beatles to Nirvana.
Another act may be getting into the posthumous hologram game: Selena. The beloved Mexican singer was murdered a little more than 20 years ago, and new reports indicate that a hologram Selena could be hitting the road in 2018.
In a post on Facebook, a new campaign has begun to bring Selena’s memory and recorded visuals to a performance space near you. Titled “Selena The One,” it promises “the development of a walking, talking, singing, and dancing, digital embodiment of iconic singer, Selena. Acrovirt is working in collaboration with Selena’s immediate family and cutting-edge scientists to enable new productions for her many fans.”