Yes Really, Roy Orbison Will Play Orono In November
Listen to this interview as Alex Orbison, Roy's son, describes the upcoming show as a "fantastic, wild new experience!"
In Dreams: Roy Orbison in Concert - The Hologram Tour will play the Collins Center for the Arts in Orono on Wednesday, November 7th, at 7 p.m.
It is the very first of it's kind, a hologram that looks just like "The Big O", Roy Orbison himself, standing onstage in front of a real rock and roll band, and a full orchestra! That's right, the latest technology gives you this chance to see a real rock legend perform his classic hits, as well as some newly released songs.
"It's not freaky, but the shocking thing about the show is how solid the hologram actually is, and it looks so much like someone just standing there", said Alex, the son of Roy Orbison. Alex went on to say that some concert goers in the past were totally faked out by the hologram and that they were initially upset that an actor was being used.
Listen as Alex tells us what part of the show is his favorite, and it has to do with his dad's big BIG voice. He mentions that there's actually songs in this show that Roy never performed live, and that there's that kind of spooky thing that happens in the middle of it all. You'll have to listen to the interview to find out what that is.
Roy Orbison, who passed back in 1988, had what was maybe the best voice ever in rock music. Back in the late 50s and early 60s he had many big hits like Oh, Pretty Woman, Crying, Blue Bayou, and In Dreams. He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and was part of the Traveling Wilburys, the supergroup that featured Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, George Harrison and Jeff Lynne.
Jeff Lynn, the founding member of the Electric Light Orchestra and a record producer, recently said of Orbison being in the Wilburys, "He was such a brilliant singer, and a lovely guy. I had all the time in the world for Roy. My favorite thing of all was being pals with Roy Orbison."
Tickets start at $40 for the show, and more information can be found HERE!