“It’s Over” for a company that planned to produce a concert featuring a Roy Orbison hologram, the late singer’s sons say in court papers.
The five children of the legendary “Pretty Woman” crooner known as “The Big O” inked a deal with the Beverly Hill-based Hologram USA in February 2015, to create “performances” similar to ones featuring digitized versions of Tupac Shakur and Michael Jackson, according to a suit filed Tuesday in Manhattan Supreme Court.
In October 2016, Orbison’s kids — through their business, Roy’s Boys — ended the deal with the hologram company.
That’s because the company missed a deadline to make a prototype of an Orbison hologram.
Roy’s Boys, which is based in Nashville, inked a new contract with a different company, BASE Holograms in March.
After that, Hologram USA disputed the end of their partnership with the singer’s heirs.
The five children of the legendary “Pretty Woman” crooner known as “The Big O” inked a deal with the Beverly Hill-based Hologram USA in February 2015, to create “performances.
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Orbison’s digital ghost already has tour dates in Australia and the United Kingdom.
“It’s immensely exciting to see Roy back on the stage in such a creative and modern way,” said Danny Betesh, the promoter of the UK tour.
Hologram USA’s attorney, Barry Rothman, said Roy’s Boys breached the terms of their deal, which prohibited them from quickly hiring a competitor.
“They basically jumped ship,” Rothman said.