TLC tour Left Eye hologram
After speaking with a rep, TMZ reports that the group is planning a big U.S. reunion tour for 2012, in which Left Eye's image will be projected onto a large screen during performances; Lopes' vocals will also be used in live shows. T and C have apparently already booked five major cities
TLC plans to project an image of Lopes on a big screen for the tour, which is expected to kick off later this year. Her vocals will also be worked into the live performances.Lopes died April 25, 2002 at the age of 30, in a car accident in Honduras.
Shakur, the rapper who died in 1996, was brought to life earlier this month at the annual Coachella festival in Southern California as a hologram to perform his hits, Hail Mary and 2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted alongside Snoop Dogg and producer Dr. Dre.
The rapper's ghostly image was created by Digital Domain Media Group Inc., the visual-effects house responsible for making the virtual versions of Brad Pitt that populated 2008'
Following the hysteria induced by Tupac's hologram at Coachella, TLC have jumped on the bandwagon by announcing Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes will appear in hologram form on their 2012 US reunion tour. Lopes died in a car accident in Honduras in 2002 at the age of 30. The trio’s surviving members, Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins and Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas, will apparently perform alongside a walking, rhyming Lopes projected onto a big screen.
T-Boz and Chilli claim they're bringing their band mate back from the dead to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the group's debut (as opposed to a dignified marking of the anniversary of 'Left Eye's' passing). They also 'let slip' that they intend to release new material, 'though whether Lopez will feature on the new tunes remains to be seen.
Will this become a trend? Are we about to see a flood of resurrections? The answer to that question lies with us, the concert-goers. If the TLC tour is a success, you can bet the copyright-holders of all sorts of dead stars will be queueing up to get their hands on a hologram. Take a stand, people. Buy not these tickets.