Tupac Shakur to go on tour

2012-04-17 15:08
Los Angeles - Tupac Shakur is set to go on tour - 16 years after his death.

The rapper - who was shot dead in a gang killing in 1996 - appeared on stage as a hologram to perform with Snoop Dogg and Dr Dre at the Coachella music festival on Sunday and now there are plans for the trio to go on the road together.

Representatives for Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg plan to discuss logistics for a tour involving the two performers and the virtual Tupac with one option being a stadium tour involving other hip-hop stars, including Eminem, 50 Cent and Wiz Khalifa.

However, they could stage a more limited tour, featuring only Dre, Snoop Dogg and Tupac's hologram, in smaller arenas.

Most complicated thing

Ed Ulbrich - creative director of Digital Domain, the company who helped stage the Coachella performance - said:

"To create a completely synthetic human being is the most complicated thing that can be done.

"This is not found footage. This is not archival footage. This is an illusion.

"This is just the beginning. Dre has a massive vision for this."

The spokesperson for Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg declined to comment.

Comments

  • Ben - 2012-04-17 15:55

    WOOHOO!!!! BRING BACK WHITNEY!!!!WINEHOUSE AND JACKSON!!! why stop there... pfft. Cause everybody would love to pay cash to see a hologram lip syncing to the artist's old songs. lame...

      Nicholas - 2012-04-17 17:12

      actually i thought it was a brilliant way to show how versatile the technology is and wat a way to give 2 pac some glory he is dead but yet his music and now hologram can project his character and presence on stage again. any artist is in the business is trying to create a presence in the world and even after death they hope to be remembered, what an amazing way to bring that presence back.

      Nicholas - 2012-04-17 17:12

      actually i thought it was a brilliant way to show how versatile the technology is and wat a way to give 2 pac some glory he is dead but yet his music and now hologram can project his character and presence on stage again. any artist is in the business is trying to create a presence in the world and even after death they hope to be remembered, what an amazing way to bring that presence back.

      edward.meeme - 2012-04-17 18:42

      Infact I could be impressed as well if they brought back Whitney Auston and Michael Jackson

      edward.meeme - 2012-04-17 18:42

      Infact I could be impressed as well if they brought back Whitney Auston and Michael Jackson

      Tony Lapson - 2012-04-17 21:22

      Bring back Steve Erwin!

      Tony Lapson - 2012-04-17 21:22

      Bring back Steve Erwin!

  • mlunghisigeorge.khosa - 2012-04-17 17:16

    Amazing n can't wait for the end result.

  • Comotso - 2012-04-17 17:23

    Tupac is bak?

  • bashin.monyela - 2012-04-17 18:50

    Meek mill told us that 2pac back.

  • portia.chijiri - 2012-04-17 21:52

    Well I'm shocked those who are tupac fans he is alive what a releif

      bongani.ntimane - 2012-04-18 05:14

      its anada mqgcumeni

      bongani.ntimane - 2012-04-18 05:14

      its anada mqgcumeni

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