New York Times:
In preparation for his first American tour in a decade, Ronnie James Dio spent months sequestered in a modest office suite in Marina del Rey, in Los Angeles. The office was on the second floor of a strip mall, above a vape shop and a massage parlor.
Opinion among the Dio faithful, nonetheless, was divided on the subject of his “Dio Returns” comeback tour, largely because Dio has been dead for almost 10 years.
I love that last sentence so much.
More from the article:
A start-up called Eyellusion produced “Dio Returns.” It’s one of a handful of companies looking to mold and ultimately monetize a new, hybrid category of entertainment — part concert, part technology-driven spectacle — centered, thus far, on the holographic afterlives of deceased musical stars.
The holograms are coming. More spectacle to convince you to make your way to a concert. Matter of time before this technology makes its way into your home, either in that projected hologram form, or via AR or VR. A chance to bring up holograms of past historical events, and spend some time with people and places that are gone, or just simply inaccessible.