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Virtual Tupac To Go On Tour?

Posted by: Thomas Nassiff (04/16/12)
It seems like there is some discussion going on about a possible tour featuring Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, and the Tupac Shakur "hologram" that made its appearance at Coachella this weekend. Factoid: Since the virtual Tupac was 2D and not 3D, it is not technically a hologram.
From the Article Representatives for Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg plan to discuss logistics for a tour involving the two performers and the virtual Tupac, according to a person familiar with the discussions. One option would be a tour in stadiums, involving other hip-hop stars, including Eminem, 50 Cent and Wiz Khalifa. Alternately, they could stage a more limited tour, featuring only Dre, Snoop Dogg and the virtual Tupac, in smaller arenas.
    
 
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10:12 PM on 04/16/12
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For once the hip hop icon makes sense...........................
10:14 PM on 04/16/12
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Hoping for an appearance by Emperor Palatine.
10:15 PM on 04/16/12
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dude that hologram scared the shit out of me for some reason. like when it just rose up out of the ground and then was like so realistic.
10:17 PM on 04/16/12
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this news thread wont end well. gonna just say i think it'd be awesome and head on out before the herd of ap.net newsposters with shitty opinions on hip hop comes in here
10:21 PM on 04/16/12
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That tour would sell out arenas in minutes. I didn't see the performance yet, but it sounds like it's a pretty cool idea. As long as they leave 50 and Wiz off of the tour.
10:32 PM on 04/16/12
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I would attend this solely to witness it.
10:33 PM on 04/16/12
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It would create big draws for sure.
10:48 PM on 04/16/12
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I would cry a lot if I went, no lie.
10:51 PM on 04/16/12
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I thought it sounded too expensive to do that much.
10:54 PM on 04/16/12
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I don't see the longterm sustainability of such a project. I don't see people coming back - it's a one time gimmick and that is it. It's almost playing God and creating scenarios that never existed and milking the dead.

If there was one tour I see this working for, it's Jackson's final tour.
10:54 PM on 04/16/12
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That would be fucking great, throw Biggie up there too and they can posthumously settle that beef.

And then we get world peace.
11:00 PM on 04/16/12
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i'd go
11:01 PM on 04/16/12
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I thought it sounded too expensive to do that much.
They could probably charge A LOT for those tickets. Like, $100 for the cheap seats?
11:02 PM on 04/16/12
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I don't see the longterm sustainability of such a project. I don't see people coming back - it's a one time gimmick and that is it. It's almost playing God and creating scenarios that never existed and milking the dead.

If there was one tour I see this working for, it's Jackson's final tour.
I agree...but if you do a 20-date tour over the course of a couple months and hit only the major markets? Could probably do 20K in each market?
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