Frank Zappa hologram set to tour
The younger Zappa, who is a co-trustee of the family trust, said he is excited about the possibility of his siblings being able to “perform” with their late father, who died weeks before his 53rd birthday in December 1993 after a battle with prostate cancer.
“How radical would it be to have Moon singing ‘Valley Girl’ onstage with Frank? Or to see Dweezil side by side with our father playing dueling guitar solos,” Zappa said. “That would be my greatest wish and I look forward to bringing this special celebration of Frank’s legacy to a town near you.”
Zappa said there is also a plan to stage the rock opera “Joe’s Garage: The Musical,” with a hologram of his father starring as the Central Scrutinizer.
His sister Diva Zappa, a co-trustee as well, said the project makes sense given that her father “was an innovator and his art transcended so many different mediums.”
“He left behind such an extensive body of work and we want to celebrate his music with really creative and unique live hologram productions that will introduce his music to a new generation of fans and let so many that enjoyed his music when he was alive experience it again,” she said.
“We have had this idea for many years and after meeting with the team at Eyellusion, we knew that they were the right partner to make it a reality.”
Ahmet Zappa also will join the Eyellusion team leading global business development.
It’s not the first time a celebrity has been revived using a hologram.
Holograms of rapper Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G. have appeared on stage, and the “Cirque du Soleil: Michael Jackson One” show in Las Vegas featured a hologram of the late pop star.
Production for the Zappa shows will kick off later this year, with performances announced in 2018.
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