Amy Winehouse‘s father has shot down rumours of a hologram tour featuring his daughter following reports that billionaire Alki David, owner of hologram-development firm Musion, is looking to give Winehouse fans a chance to finally see the troubled singer perform live, as a digital rendering.
David is a media entrepreneur and the heir to the Coca-Cola Hellenic shipping and bottling company. His firm Musion is most famous for providing a rendering of late rapper Tupac during a Snoop Dogg performance at Coachella 2012. Footage of the much-publicised event went viral.
According to the Irish Independent, a source has told UK tabloid The Sun that Alki plans to see Winehouse “finally tour the world after failing to do so when she was alive… With an orchestra and her hologram, [so] 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,” the source added. Winehouse’s father has reportedly been supportive of such a project in the past, allegedly saying, “I’m sure a lot of people would like to hear her sing again.”
Taking to Twitter, Winehouse’s father, who owns the copyright to his daughter’s likeness, has now rubbished rumours of a forthcoming Amy Winehouse hologram tour, writing, “No truth in the Hologram story. Utter rubbish as usual. Mitch.” Many outlets have now picked up The Sun‘s report.
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No truth in the Hologram story. Utter rubbish as usual. Mitch
— mitch winehouse (@mitchwinehouse) March 29, 2014