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Posted: 18 Apr 12, 05:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That Tupac thing at Coachella went pretty smoothly - watch it on Youtube for proof.

Technically it looked quite groundbreaking, even if it's basically an improved 19th century parlour trick.

If you can take the creepiness, it has potential for greatness - weren't Bo Rhap and Bijou undisputed highlights of the QPR tours ? And Bri and Rog have already worked exensively with Freddie vocals after his death, on MIH.

Tupac's performance is reported to have cost somewhere between $100,000 and $400,000, so it might not be economically viable for a full tour but still the idea is mind-tingling, don't you think ?

Maybe more than the idea of a C-Lebrity fronting Queen for what might be farewell shows ...

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Posted: 18 Apr 12, 05:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No, please, no.
I´d see that as the biggest cash-in option ever attempted.
Didn´t like seeing them use Freddie´s vocals on 2 songs during TCR tour. For 1 song it´s ok, for sentimental reasons and honouring Freddie purposes; but more than that, no.
I´d rather go and see them with AL, really. Wich I won´t.


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Posted: 18 Apr 12, 06:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No, no, no, no, no, no, NO !

Oh mamma mia, mamma mia

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Posted: 18 Apr 12, 06:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Not quite sure how I would feel about it, but Elvis' band have done a few tours like this to rave reviews from attendees and music press alike. No matter how good they would make it, I'm sure it would be slagged off simply because it's them though.

I suppose another issue is as to how many shows would they be able to use - they could go for one gig (MK, Wembley, Budapest etc..) that we know exists in high quality, but then we're all so familiar with Freddie's performance it might get 'stale'. Perhaps a one off show in this format, using the best performances of Freddie from different eras would be ok, rather than a whole tour of the same performance?

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Posted: 18 Apr 12, 07:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just no

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Posted: 18 Apr 12, 07:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This would be the ultimate low, beyond which Brian May & Co. could sink no deeper. In other words, give it five months and a tour will be planned.

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Posted: 18 Apr 12, 08:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree with CMS's last post.

However it wouldn't work as a live show/tour.
It WOULD work as a one off television show with perhaps a live studio audience.

Along the lines of the DoRo show a couple of years back where they did TATDOOL in a similar way.

Although I think they should use music video outtakes in stead of live material.



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Posted: 18 Apr 12, 10:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

cmsdrums wrote:
Not quite sure how I would feel about it, but Elvis' band have done a few tours like this to rave reviews from attendees and music press alike. No matter how good they would make it, I'm sure it would be slagged off simply because it's them though.
I suppose another issue is as to how many shows would they be able to use - they could go for one gig (MK, Wembley, Budapest etc..) that we know exists in high quality, but then we're all so familiar with Freddie's performance it might get 'stale'. Perhaps a one off show in this format, using the best performances of Freddie from different eras would be ok, rather than a whole tour of the same performance?


Fair point, they would have to use different sources, but you see that's the crazy thing about the Tupac performance : apparently it is NOT archive footage but presumably some motion capture wizardry.

It would still make for a fascinating - if a tad morbid - show ... And the Elvis tours give a good benchmark indeed.



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Posted: 18 Apr 12, 16:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

How much years do we have to wait for a hologram porn movie?

But on my own home personal cinema set. Don't want to watch that in a stadium or at the o2 !

Wel perhaps only If the o2 sells out 19000 tickets to female students....


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Posted: 18 Apr 12, 18:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

pittrek wrote:
No, no, no, no, no, no, NO !
Oh mamma mia, mamma mia


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Posted: 18 Apr 12, 19:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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pittrek wrote:
No, no, no, no, no, no, NO !
Oh mamma mia, mamma mia

Mamma mia let me go

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For meeeeeee

For mmeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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Posted: 19 Apr 12, 07:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It was awful. He looked like a ridiculous avatar from a Guitar Hero game. I'm just glad they did it with a shit artist, so that I don't feel bad for laughing at him.

Having said that, it'd be worth it to give Freddie the hologram treatment - just to see the reaction here.


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Posted: 19 Apr 12, 07:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

About 5 years ago when i heard about Japan x doing this I thought that it might be good for queen, but then I saw it and it looked dreadful.
Now having a GCI genie in an Aladdin pantomime would be great, i can see that looking great for the kids.

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Posted: 19 Apr 12, 13:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well. Seems like Queen are on the poster for this hologram tour :-)

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Posted: 20 Apr 12, 08:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Even a hologram of Freddie is better than Adam Lambert.

Probably best to do neither though...

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Posted: 20 Apr 12, 09:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think that this potentially could be very interesting...as I've said before I am open to all possiblities in the future...I especially want Queen to re-record much of their catelog with special guests and tour with them as well as do new songs.

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Posted: 20 Apr 12, 11:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

angermair73 wrote:
Well. Seems like Queen are on the poster for this hologram tour :-)

fake?


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Posted: 20 Apr 12, 14:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Zebonka12 wrote:
It was awful. He looked like a ridiculous avatar from a Guitar Hero game. I'm just glad they did it with a shit artist, so that I don't feel bad for laughing at him.
Having said that, it'd be worth it to give Freddie the hologram treatment - just to see the reaction here.


Im interested in knowing why you think Tupac was a shit artist...


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Posted: 21 Apr 12, 10:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Zebonka12 wrote:
It was awful. He looked like a ridiculous avatar from a Guitar Hero game. I'm just glad they did it with a shit artist, so that I don't feel bad for laughing at him.
Having said that, it'd be worth it to give Freddie the hologram treatment - just to see the reaction here.

I'm not really a fan of hip hop myself but i'm pretty sure that Tupac is held in regard somewhat on a level similar to Eminem within the hip hop community. Something tells me hip-hop ain't your thing, but that's cool, i'm pretty neutral here