Alice Cooper to Perform Entire Concert as a Hologram
Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer Alice Cooper is set to reprise his role as a hologram, performing an entire ghostly gig in London while the man behind the curtain actually pulls the strings from Hollywood, California. And his entire band is gonna join him.
Touted as the “U.K.’s first holographic 4D rock gig,” this will actually be Cooper’s second time breaking a record in holographic form — in 1973, avant-garde artist Salvadore Dali turned Cooper’s likeness into the world’s first 3D holographic sculpture. If you’re wondering, no, R2-D2 didn’t do a similar thing with Princess Leia until four years later. And that one took place in a galaxy far, far away.
The concert, billed as the Jagermeister Ice Cold Event, is timed in conjunction with Cooper’s new box set, ‘Old School: 1964 – 1974,’ and to celebrate, Cooper even put his old band back together. It’ll be the first time that band appears — in the flesh or otherwise — live in the U.K. since 1972. The event takes place on May 11 at Battersea Power Station.
“We couldn’t resist this,” says Cooper in a statement appearing on his official website. “Working with Jagermeister to appear as holograms on the other side of the Atlantic is the ultimate experience, a cutting-edge conjuring trick that celebrates the future and our history. We can’t wait to see the results.”
We can only assumed that by “see,” he’s speaking metaphorically.