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Tupac performs at Coachella via hologram

By | Published on Tuesday 17 April 2012

Tupac Shakur

Tupac Shakur might have been dead for fifteen years, but that didn’t stop him from getting up on stage and performing at the Coachella festival last weekend. Sadly, the technology for reanimating corpses is not yet quite up to scratch, and, given that Tupac was cremated, not much use anyway. Instead, those who gathered to watch Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg’s set had to make do with an animated ‘hologram’.

Created by British company Musion, the performance uses the same technology that brought Gorillaz to the stage (amongst other artists and public figures), projecting footage onto angled glass so that it appears as if by magic in 3D. As well as Tupac, Nate Dogg also ‘performed’ at the show, along with a number of not dead artists. Plans are now reportedly being considered to take holographic Tupac on the road.

Watch Tupac at Coachella here: