Miss out on Tupac’s Hologram at Coachella? You’re not alone. However, concert promoters have already begun planning a world tour, so Tupac’s hologram might be coming to a town near you as soon as the spring of 2013. Not only that, but multiple Tupac Holograms will be touring different regions of the world at the same time. At least four hologram machines have been purchased, and hip-hop computer scientists are working day and night to produce an updated show featuring the visage of Tupac.
Freed of the vacillating and costly demands of egotistical superstars, the economic benefits of a hologram show are very clear. Concert promoters stand to make many billions shipping around hologram machines which are actually much less expensive than the superstars themselves. This has even peaked the interest of living musicians, who find the grueling task of nightly public appearances wearisome and taxing on their creativity. Some conspiracist groupies have even suggested that Jack White of the White Stripes has in fact already used a hologram machine for his repetitive and machine-like shows.
Critics believe that most fans will be put off by the artificial and repetitive shows, but experts point out that this is exactly what fans want. Like television, hologram shows will be comfortably predictable, featuring a string of reanimated heroes who have achieved a larger status in death. HoloEntertainment Executive Simon Ersatz said, “We’ve already purchased the rights to Elvis, Kurt Cobain, Biggie, Johnny Cash, Hendrix, and young Bob Dylan. Tupac is just the beginning.”