After making a debut during the close of Coachella this weekend, the amazing Tupac hologram may be gearing up for a tour with Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre.
According to the Wall Street Journal:
Representatives for Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg plan to discuss logistics for a tour involving the two performers and the virtual Tupac, according to a person familiar with the discussions.
One option would be a tour in stadiums, involving other hip-hop stars, including Eminem, 50 Cent and Wiz Khalifa. Alternately, they could stage a more limited tour, featuring only Dre, Snoop Dogg and the virtual Tupac, in smaller arenas.
The hologram performed “Hail Mary” and “2 of Amerikkaâ€™s Most Wanted” with Snoop and Dre, and was probably one of the most talked about moments of the entire Coachella music festival.
AV Concepts worked closely with Dr. Dre for 4 months to create the hologram. Nick Smith, president of the company, said, “It was [Dre's] idea from the very beginning and we worked with him and his camp to utilize the technology to make it come to life.”
The hologram cost between $100,00 and $400,000 to make and Digital Domain, the same studio behind movies like The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and X-Men: First Class, handled the special effects.
And in case you’re wondering, Tupac’s mother Afeni Shakur gave approval for her son’s image to be used on stage and loved the performance. In return, Dr. Dre made a donation to The Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation.
If you missed it, watch “Tupac” perform at Coachella here.