CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Music legend Roy Orbison is coming to Florida nearly thirty years after he died.
Orbison co-wrote some of best known rock 'n' roll songs of the early 1960s including "Only the Lonely", "Running Scared" and "Oh, Pretty Woman". Twenty-two of his singles reached the Billboard Top 40 during a six year span from 1960 to 1966.
The good times could not last personally and professionally. Orbison's first wife died in a motorcycle accident in June 1966. Two years later two of his children died in a house fire. None of his records made the charts for over a decade. He finally experienced a musical rebirth in the mid-80s.
Orbison was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. He co-founded the Traveling Wilburys in 1988 with George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, and Jeff Lynne. Months later he died of a heart attack at the age of 52.
BASE Holograms worked with Orbison's estate to bring the late singer back into the spotlight.
"In Dreams: Roy Orbison in Concert – The Hologram Tour" debuted to sold out crowds this spring in Europe. The show presents a hologram of Orbison "singing" digitally remastered arrangements of his hits backed by a live orchestra.
The 28-date U.S. tour kicks of October 1st in Oakland, California. There will be four Florida performances:
- November 16: Orlando, Walt Disney Theatre
- November 17: Fort Myers, Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
- November 18: Fort Lauderdale, Parker Playhouse
- November 19: Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall
Next year, the hologram will have a residency at the Andy Williams Moon River Theatre in Branson, Missouri.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit orbisoninconcert.com.