Amy Winehouse's hologram is set to tour in 2019

The money will go to her foundation, but is the tour really in the 'Back to Black' chanteuse's best interest?

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  • Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning in 2011 at the age of 27.
  • Los Angeles company BASE Hologram is set to put the show together, with a reported tour next year...
  • ... but many of her fans aren't happy with the news.
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Hologram technology finally advances to Blade Runner levels

Get ready for images projected in mid-air to start appearing in the next few years. 

Still from Blade Runner: 2049

According to pop culture, weren't there supposed to be more holograms by now? The 1970s and '80s were full of holographic wishes. Back to the Future II told us that we'd have holographic movie trailers. A major Star Wars plot point involved a holographic Princess Leia. Even erstwhile cartoon pop star Jem's backup band was called The Holograms. But in the 30+ years that your correspondent here has been alive — with the exception of a quasi-holographic Tupac Shakur at Coachella 2012 — we've been stuck with either tacky 2D holograms or projections onto gauze.

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