Okay, here’s a question: What do Patsy Cline, Tupac, Elvis, Eazy-E, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Freddie Mercury, Michael Jackson, and Liberace have in common? Yes, they’re all dead. Very funny, hypothetical smartass. And while we hate to reward you for your cheekiness, that’s not too far from the actual answer: They’ve all been resurrected as holograms.
Cline will be the first country singer—and the first woman—to be denied her eternal rest by Hologram USA, the same company that started all this craziness by trotting out a hologram of Tupac to perform at Coachella back in 2012. Cline’s eerie avatar will perform in an “interactive concert;” set to debut in 2016, the show will include both “live” performances and commentary, presumably including onstage patter like “please let me die” and “seriously, these songs were sad enough when I was alive.” Cline’s estate is cool with it, though, with her widower Charlie Dick telling Rolling Stone, “We are very glad to share Patsy and her music with this new technology and format…I am sure her fans, old and new, will be thrilled.”