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Roy Orbison hologram to tour UK in April 2018

Story by Jack Foley

A HOLOGRAM of the late Roy Orbison is to tour the UK in April next year for a run of 10 dates.

The Roy Orbison In Dreams The Hologram UK Tour will kick off at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena on April 8 and conclude at Bournemouth’s BIC on the 20th. It will include a date at the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith on April 18.

The hologram of Orbison, who died in 1988, will be backed by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and is said to be a ‘mesmerising touring event’.

President of Roy Orbison Music, Alex Orbison commented: “My dad was one of the first people to combine rock and roll with orchestral sound, so to see the full meal deal of having the big orchestra with my dad is really a dream set up.”

The tour dates are (all April 2018)

8 – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
9 – Birmingham Genting Arena
11 – Manchester O2 Apollo
12 – Edinburgh Playhouse
13 – Glasgow SEC Armadillo
14 – Leeds First Direct Arena
16 – Nottingham Royal Centre
17 – Liverpool Echo 2
18 – London Hammersmith Eventim Apollo
20 – Bournemouth BIC

Tickets for the tour will go on sale from 9am on October 27 via Ticketline and venue box offices.