When hologram concerts started popping up more than a decade ago, the technology was pretty crude. Most were proof-of-concept things, really, and often treated as some kind of novelty. That’s changed.
Hologram concert tech is so much better these days. Witness ABBA’s Voyage show at a purpose-built theatre in London. Since it opened, it’s attracted more than a million patrons and there are plans to maybe open a second facility somewhere else in the world. Make no mistake: We will be seeing more of these productions. But which artists (living or dead) would people want to see?
A recent survey of Canadians on this subject revealed the following.
- Michael Jackson: 19.4% of the vote
- The Beatles: 14.4%
- Elvis: 12.7%
- Queen: 10.5%
- Whitney Houston: 7.9%
- Pink Floyd: 6.19%
How much would Canadians be willing to pay to see such a spectacle? A third would gladly part with over $100.