Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra
After years of speculation and rumour, audiences around the world will soon be able to witness a true music legend coming back to life before their eyes. In a first-of-its-kind event, a holographic Roy Orbison will once again perform his biggest hits in top venues across the UK backed by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra in this transformative live entertainment concert experience.
Roy Orbison In Dreams: The Hologram UK Tour is a mesmerizing touring event that will launch in April 2018. Presented through extraordinary theatrical stagecraft, Roy Orbison In Dreams will recreate the legendary Rock and Roll hall of fame icon through mind-blowing holographic imaging as he performs his greatest hits accompanied by a live symphony orchestra.
Alex Orbison, President Roy Orbison Music said “My Dad was one of the first people to combine rock and roll with orchestral sound so to see the full meal deal of having the big orchestra with my Dad is really a dream set up.”
Danny Betesh, founder and MD Kennedy Street and Promoter Roy Orbison In Dreams The Hologram UK Tour and who originally promoted shows with Roy in the 1960s said “I’ve been working with artists and live shows since the 60s and it’s immensely exciting to see Roy back on the stage in such a modern and creative way. His music never went away and now fans can enjoy seeing the live show and hearing all those much loved songs.”
Universally recognized as one of the great rock and roll legends Orbison’s catalogue includes such chart-toppers as Oh, Pretty Woman, You Got It, Only The Lonely, Crying, I Drove All Night, It’s Over and In Dreams. As Elvis Presley said “Roy was the greatest singer in the world.” Roy was an artist other artists aspired to – as Bruce Springsteen: put it “Most of all I wanted to sing like Orbison. Everybody knows that nobody sings like Roy Orbison.”
This tour will allow fans old and new to get the chance to experience one of the most iconic and revered figures in the history of music in a spectacular and thrilling new way as Orbison and his trademark three-octave range voice come back to the stage he commanded for decades.
Ahead of this tour, Sony Music will release the album, ‘A Love So Beautiful: Roy Orbison with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’ on November 3rd.
The UK tour dates in April 2018 are:
8th - Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
9th - Birmingham Genting Arena
11th - Manchester O2 Apollo
12th - Edinburgh Playhouse
13th - Glasgow SEC Armadillo
14th - Leeds First Direct Arena
16th - Nottingham Royal Centre
17th - Liverpool Echo 2
18th - London Hammersmith Eventim Apollo
20th - Bournemouth BIC