Would You See a Michael Jackson Hologram in Concert?

Matt Dolloff, CBS Radio Boston

Michael Jackson himself may be gone, but his legendary live performances could be resurrected. With the surviving members of the Jackson 5 planning a potential world tour, a Michael Jackson hologram concert has become a very real possibility.

Michael’s brother Jackie told The Sun that not only would they love to bring a holographic Michael on tour with them, he’s mad they didn’t reveal the first 3D hologram.

“It could have been Michael — absolutely. Wouldn’t that be wonderful?” he said. “As a matter of fact, we had that idea two years ago for Michael’s Cirque du Soleil show.”

M.J. would be far from the first dead performer to come back to life as a hologram. Rapper Tupac Shakur brought new 3D holographic technology to the public after an eye-popping “appearance” at this year’s Coachella Valley Music & Arts festival in Indio, California.


Now that live holographic performers are a reality, Elvis Presley has entered the discussion as a likely future hologram concert. Other legendary deceased artists, like Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin, are also among the names we could potentially see resurrected soon.

The technology brings plenty of positives, including the opportunity for fans who never saw the performer while they were alive to at least get an idea of what they would be like in concert. But it also brings drawbacks, like the fact that it’s not an impersonator on stage but essentially a moving image. Such a performance can grow tired with audiences very quickly, but apparently it won’t be stopping Michael and others from putting on entire shows.

Would you see a Michael Jackson hologram in concert? Take our poll below to tell us how you feel about seeing the King of Pop in holographic form.


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