ROY ORBISON & BUDDY HOLLY:
‘THE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL DREAM TOUR’
Today, BASE Hologram, the leading content developer, producer and distributor of concerts, theatricals and spectacles that combine holographic cinema and mixed reality with live entertainment, announced Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly: The Rock ’N’ Roll Dream Tour, a groundbreaking tour featuring the award-winning rock and roll legends.
Stemming from the success of BASE Hologram’s In Dreams: Roy Orbison in Concert tour that broke records across the globe over 2018, the company will bring Orbison and Holly together for an enthralling event that will launch concurrent tours in Europe/UK and in North America. Eric Schaeffer (Million Dollar Quartet), who shepherded the In Dreams event will return as the director.
“Both Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly set the stage for what was to come down the road in the music industry,” said Brian Becker, Chairman and CEO of BASE Hologram. “These two men were forward-thinkers who understood what new forms of technology could do for their craft. They defined the genre of Rock and Roll, from writing to recording to the standard band configuration, and they influenced everyone from Elvis to The Beatles. Now to be able to recapture that magic on a grand scale and let their fans see them together will be something truly special.”
Accompanied by a live band and live back-up singers, this cutting edge holographic performance and remastered audio will transport audiences back in time for an evening of Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly’s greatest hits onstage.
“Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly shared many similarities in both their musical and personal lives,” said BASE Hologram CEO of Production Marty Tudor. “Many people don’t realize the two were friends who had a special connection. Roy was like a big brother to Buddy and the two helped make each other better songwriters and performers. It is only fitting they to continue pushing the envelope in this type of way.”
Universally recognised as one of the great music legends and praised by everyone from Bruce Springsteen to Bono, Roy Orbison’s catalogue includes such chart-toppers as Oh, Pretty Woman, You Got It, Only The Lonely, Crying, I Drove All Night, It’s Over and In Dreams.
“My father’s music meant the world to not just us Orbison’s but to millions of fans worldwide. Being able to reopen his legendary songbook and again hear his voice bounce off great concert hall walls is both a transcendent and cathartic experience,”said Roy Orbison, Jr., President of Roy Orbison Music. “Dad jammed with Buddy in Lubbock Texas and helped change music history by turning Buddy on to Norman Petty Studios; Buddy later returned the favor by recording two of Dad’s songs on his first Cricket’s album. How beyond cool and special that these two great friends, now get to tour the world together.”
A seasoned performer by age 16, Buddy Holly was known not just for his distinguished look, but also for his mastery of several music styles. In addition to hits such as Peggy Sue, Oh Boy!, Not Fade Away and That’ll Be the Day, Holly was among the first artists to use techniques such as double-tracking on his albums. Along with his beloved band The Crickets, Holly helped set the standard for the Beatles and others for rock and roll orchestration by setting the two guitar, bass and drum line-up now seen in traditional concerts.
“Buddy and Roy were Texans who shared a mutual respect and admiration for each other’s creative musical genius and brilliant songwriting abilities” said Buddy’s wife Maria Elena Holly. “I am proud to work with a company like BASE Hologram. Their long-time fans and a new generation of fans will now have the opportunity to see these great legends perform together in a unique setting, showcasing two of the finest, most influential, and beloved artists in music history.”
With nearly 3 million followers on Facebook and almost 5 million monthly listeners on Spotify between them, audiences are still enamored with the men who brought “geek chic” and horn-rimmed glasses into the mainstream. This tour will allow fans old and new to get the chance to experience these pioneering figures in a spectacular and thrilling new way. Pulling from their combined 16 platinum records, 19 gold records, nearly two dozen Top 40 hits and 10 combined GRAMMY awards, this transcendent musical event will give audiences a once in a lifetime musical experience.
Tickets for UK dates go on sale this Friday 29th March, promoted by Kennedy Street Enterprises and are available from Ticketline.co.uk or directly from venues, prices from £45.
To purchase tickets or to find more information, please see www.royandbuddy.com.
ROY ORBISON & BUDDY HOLLY: THE ROCK ’N’ ROLL DREAM TOUR DATES:
- October 7, 2019 – 3 Arena – Dublin, Ireland
- October 8, 2019 – Waterfront Hall – Belfast, United Kingdom
- October 10, 2019 – Utilita Arena – Newcastle, United Kingdom
- October 11, 2019 – Apollo – Manchester, United Kingdom
- October 12, 2019 – M&S Arena 2 – Liverpool, United Kingdom
- October 13, 2019 – First Direct Arena – Leeds, United Kingdom
- October 14, 2019 – Bonus Arena – Hull, United Kingdom
- October 16, 2019 – Armadillo – Glasgow, United Kingdom
- October 17, 2019 – Resorts World Arena – Birmingham, United Kingdom
- October 18, 2019 – International Centre – Bournemouth, United Kingdom
- October 21, 2019 – Royal Centre – Nottingham, United Kingdom
- October 22, 2019 – Brighton Centre – Brighton, United Kingdom
- October 23, 2019 – Motorpoint Arena – Cardiff, United Kingdom
- October 24, 2019 – Hammersmith Apollo – London, United Kingdom
For media enquires:
SARAH VALENTINE – 07825 439010