An Orbison tribute segment, set at the Grammys, allows Cooper to stumble… and a rock legend who’s been gone for 30 years to shine.
One of the emotional climaxes of the new “A Star Is Born” remake arrives when Bradley Cooper, playing alcoholic country-rocker Jackson Maine, drunkenly humiliates his wife, a mortified Lady Gaga, at the Grammy Awards. But just before he makes a mockery of himself at the podium, Maine stumbles through a tribute segment to the late Roy Orbison. Hammered to the point of being barely conscious, he nevertheless makes it through some rowdy guitar licks on a rousing cover of Orbison’s famous “Oh, Pretty Woman,” while the real-life Brandi Carlile takes the vocal lead.
It’s an exciting, memorable scene. And it happens to come right as Orbison is already having a moment.
It’s been 31 years since T Bone Burnett assembled Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits, Elvis Costello and others for the super-group tribute show “A Black and White Night” — a concert special Cooper’s scene knowingly references. Months after the special aired in 1988, at a mere 52, Orbison was dead. Three decades later, “A Star Is Born” proves how relevant Orbison’s music continues to be. READ MORE
‘In Dreams: Roy Orbison in Concert – The Hologram Tour’ sets 28-date trek, Missouri residency
Following its debut shows this spring in Europe, In Dreams: Roy Orbison in Concert – The Hologram Tour will begin a 28-date run on October 2nd at Los Angeles, California’s Wiltern Theatre. Like those performances, the show will pair the Rock Hall singer with live orchestration and “newly recorded, never-before-heard, digitally remastered arrangements of his classics.”
The In Dreams trek will hit theaters and performance arts center across the U.S. and Canada before concluding November 19th in Clearwater, Florida.
In Dreams: Roy Orbison in Concert – The Hologram Tour
October 2 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern Theater
October 9 – Edmonton, AB @ Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
October 10 – Calgary, AB @ Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
October 13 – Grand Forks, ND @ Chester Fritz Auditorium
October 16 – Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
October 20 – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
October 21 – Waukegan, IL @ Genesee Theatre
October 24 – Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre
October 26 – Sugar Land, TX @ Smart Financial Centre
October 29– Washington DC @ MGM National Harbor
November 2 – Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Theatre
November 4 – Toronto, ON @ Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
November 7 – Orono, ME @ Collins Center for the Arts
November 9 – Bensalem, PA @ Xcite Center @ Parx Casino
November 10 – Brookville, NY @ Tilles Center For The Performing Arts
November 12 – Morristown, NJ @ Mayo Performing Center
November 14 – Greenville, SC @ Peace Concert Hall
November 15 – Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theatre
November 16 – Orlando, FL @ Walt Disney Theatre
November 17 – Fort Myers, FL @ Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
November 18 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Parker Playhouse 4 PM Show 8:30 PM Show
November 19 – Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
“…last night’s performance was a testament to the magic of technology and certainly got me closer to the Texan idol than I thought would ever be possible – and I loved every second…”
Alex Orbison & Ward Thomas To Join Rock & Roll Hall Of Famer, Roy Orbison, Through Mind-Blowing Holographic Laser & Digital Technology, For One Night Only In London On April 19th
Extraordinary Event Comes After April 18th Show Sells Out
Los Angeles, CA (March 28, 2018) – BASE Hologram today announced an unforgettable addition to the April 19th performance of its debut event, “In Dreams: Roy Orbison in Concert – The Hologram Tour”. For one night only, the production will feature a pair of special guests performing alongside mesmerizing innovative technology allowing Roy Orbison to return back to the stage.
Roy Orbison’s son, Alex, will join his father for the first time on stage to perform “I Drove All Night.” In addition Britain’s first country duo Ward Thomas will join the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, along with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra to create a magical never to be performed again event.
“I always dreamed it would be someday possible to join my father live on stage at one of his concerts,” said Alex Orbison, President Roy Orbison Music. “To now have this opportunity is something I am very grateful for, and it will without a doubt be a very emotional performance.”
Added Ward Thomas, “We were so excited to be asked to duet on the remastered recording of “I Drove All Night. It was a strange concept to be duet-ing with a vocal that was recorded before we were even born and the fact that we are now able to sing with Roy Orbison on stage just adds to the wonder of it!”
In Dreams: Roy Orbison in Concert is an enthralling event that will launch in April 2018 in the UK with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra. Produced by BASE Hologram and directed by Tony winner Eric Schaeffer (Broadway’s Million Dollar Quartet) and presented through extraordinary theatrical stagecraft, In Dreams will recreate the legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame icon through mind-blowing
holographic laser imaging as he performs newly recorded never-before-heard digitally remastered arrangements of his classics with live orchestra.
“From the beginning Roy’s sons have been the perfect partner and this hologram tour would not be possible without their guidance, support and overall passion,” said Marty Tudor, CEO BASE Hologram Productions. “When we were discussing ways to make the debut of their father’s hologram tour even more impactful we kept coming back to this type of amazing collaboration. To have Ward Thomas join Alex is going to make this an even bigger event and a fantastic evening for all in attendance.”
Tickets available now via www.ticketline.co.uk and the individual venues. The tour will then expand to include additional countries around the globe later in 2018.
All dates on sale now:
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 (*SOLD OUT*)
19th – London Hammersmith Eventim Apollo
20th – Bournemouth BIC