(CelebrityAccess) — A company producing a holographic tour of the late singer Amy Winehouse announced that the project had been postponed.
In a statement released via social media, Base Hologram said it had encountered some “unique challenges and sensitivities” in presenting the tour and was putting the production on hold.
“BASE Hologram is committed to remembering Amy Winehouse and her legacy in the most celebratory and respectful way possible. In developing the type of highly ambitious, state of the art hologram/augmented reality theatrical event that would truly have captured her genius and incredible social and artistic contributions, we have encountered some unique challenges and sensitivities. Therefore, we are putting the tour on hold until we determine the best path to a creative spectacular production that would properly honor Amy’s legacy at its highest caliber.”
The tour, which was announced in October 2018, would have featured a hologram likeness of Winehouse, with a live backing band.
In a statement to Billboard, BASE Hologram chairman/ceo Brian Becker added: “Sometimes in developing this type of highly ambitious, state of the art hologram/augmented reality theatrical event we encounter some unique challenges and sensitivities that cause us to take a step back.”
BASE Hologram did not offer any insight on when the tour might be rescheduled.
Winehouse took the music world by storm during her brief career, on the strength of her distinctive contralto vocals and through her ambitious mixture of musical genres, including soul and jazz. Her final concert appearance was at the Tuborg festival in Belgrade on June 18th, 2011 when she notoriously booed off stage after she slurring her lyrics and forgetting the names of her hand, apparently too intoxicated to perform.
Following the disastrous set, she pulled out of a planned tour in Europe and just a little over a month later, she was found dead of alcohol poisoning at her London home.