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Canadians were asked if who they wanted for a hologram concert. Here’s what they said.

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.

  1. Michael Jackson: 19.4% of the vote
  2. The Beatles: 14.4%
  3. Elvis: 12.7%
  4. Queen: 10.5%
  5. Whitney Houston: 7.9%
  6. 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.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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One thought on “Canadians were asked if who they wanted for a hologram concert. Here’s what they said.

  • Typo in the headline there, my friend. (Great series as always!)


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