Keith Urban ‘Tours’ Australia Via Extremely Cool Hologram [Watch]
Keith Urban is traveling across Australia, but on this tour, he doesn’t even have to pack his bags. That’s because the singer isn’t physically going anywhere — it’s actually Urban’s hologram that is making appearances.
The star partnered with ANZ Bank in Australia to present the hologram, which shows him performing ‘Somewhere in My Car.’ Over the next few weeks, the hologram will be hitting cities in Australia … and will probably trick people along the way.
When the hologram starts, Urban walks onstage and waves at the crowd before diving into the song, and it really does look he’s right there in flesh and blood. The video clip above shows fans with utterly shocked looks on their faces, because it’s that believable.
Not only can fans watch an almost-real Urban rock out on stage, but they can join him! During the hologram, Urban’s double asks fans if they want to chill or rock out with him, and the technology allows others to ‘join’ the singer and play the guitar, drums, tambourine … even the harmonica with the country star!
“I like the whole idea of that and what can be done with that,” Urban tells ABC News. “We’ve already seen it a little bit at Coachella [with the late rapper Tupac Shakur] and places like that, so it’s interesting to see how that’s going to evolve as a technology.”
Urban is currently on his Raise ‘Em Up Tour in North America, proving that he’s such a talent, he can be in two places at once. The real Urban’s road run kicked off July 12 and will go through mid-September, ending in Puyllap, Wash. Along for the ride are Jerrod Niemann and Brett Eldredge.
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