EARLY BOX OFFICE SUCCESS FOR ROY ORBISON IN DREAMS

UK AND AUSTRALIA HOLOGRAM TOUR DATES REPORTING ROBUST TICKET SALES

The UK and Australian concert dates for Roy Orbison: The Hologram Tour announced last month have proven to be box office dynamite in both markets. Brisk ticket sales have been reported for April 2018 performances in the UK with some venues expanding seating options to accommodate mounting demand.  The same holds true for a run of May 2018 dates in Australia. 

The tour, produced globally by BASE Hologram, a BASE Entertainment Company, is a first of-its-kind worldwide holographic concert performance by Roy Orbison backed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in the UK and by a 30 plus-piece live symphony orchestra in other countries.  This transformative concert experience recreates the legendary icon through mind-blowing holographic laser imaging as he performs his digitally remastered greatest hits. Roy Orbison and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra have also teamed to record A Love So Beautiful: Roy Orbison with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, released globally by Sony Music early last month.  That album has proven to be a huge seller in the UK where it debuted at  #2 on the national album chart and debuted at #8 in Australia.

Danny Betesh, founder and MD of Kennedy Street and UK Promoter of Roy Orbison In Dreams The Hologram UK Tour and who originally promoted shows with Roy in the 1960s said, “I’ve been working with artists and live shows since the 60s and it’s immensely exciting to see Roy back on the stage in such a modern and creative form. His music never went away and now fans can enjoy seeing the live show and hearing all those much loved songs.” 

Ralph Carr, managing director of RCM Touring, is honored to be involved with the Roy Orbison Hologram Tour. “It is amazing that this technology is allowing a whole new audience to experience the magic of Roy Orbison performing his legendary songs back on the live stage.” 

The dates in Australia represent the first Orbison concerts there since 1972 with robust sales from coast to coast. Additional tour dates have been announced for venues in the UK, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands and Ireland.  The ten UK and five Australian dates announced to date have sold more than 50% of their tickets with some venues virtually sold out with more than four and half months remaining before the curtain goes up. Given the high demand for tickets, an additional tour date is tentative in London for April 19, 2018.

Alex Orbison who, along with his brothers Wesley and Roy Orbison, Jr., runs Roy’s Boys, L.L.C, the Nashville-based company that oversees the legacy of their late father, commented, “Our dad was one of the first people to combine rock and roll with orchestral sound so to see the full real deal of having the big orchestra with our dad’s state of the art hologram is really a dream set up.”

This tour will allow fans old and new to get the chance to experience one of the most iconic and revered figures in the history of music in a spectacular and thrilling new way as Orbison and his trademark three-octave range voice come back to the stage he commanded for decades.  Song selection includes “Oh, Pretty Woman,” “You Got It,” “Only The Lonely,” “Crying,” “I Drove All Night,” “It’s Over” and “In Dreams,” (from which the tour’s title is derived) as well as “A Love So Beautiful,” the posthumously released song that is the inspiration for the collaboration with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

UK tour dates in April 2018:

08 - Cardiff - Motorpoint Arena

09 - Birmingham - Genting Arena

11 - Manchester - O2 Apollo

12 - Edinburgh - Playhouse

13 - Glasgow – Clyde Auditorium

14 - Leeds - First Direct Arena [SOLD OUT]

16 - Nottingham - Royal Centre

17 - Liverpool - Echo 2

18 - London - Hammersmith Eventim Apollo

19 - London – Hammersmith Eventim Apollo

20 - Bournemouth – BIC

27 – Belfast – Waterfront Hall

 

Europe tour dates in April 2018:

22 – Zurich – Halle 622

23 – Amsterdam – Het Concertgebouw

25 – Antwerp – Stadsschouwburg

29 – Dublin – 3 Arena

 

Australia tour dates in May 2018:

04 - Brisbane – Brisbane Entertainment Centre

06 - Sydney – ICC Sydney Theatre, International Convention Centre Sydney

08 - Melbourne – Hisense Arena

11 - Perth – Perth Arena

13 - Adelaide – Adelaide Entertainment Centre

 

For North America touring sales, please contact Paradigm Talent

West Coast

Dan Weiner - 831 375 4889

East Coast

Seth Malasky: 212 897 6400

Nashville

Jonathan Levine - 615 251 4400

 

Further information: 

US:

Brett Gold (NY)/Jessica Smith (LA)

DKC

212-981-5231/310-280-2018 Brett_Gold@dkcnews.com/Jessica_Smith@dkcnews.com

Australia:

KABUKU PUBLIC RELATIONS

Belinda Dyer

+61 2 9690 2115 or + 61 415 686 0 14

Belinda@kabukupr.com.au

UK:

Nick Caley/ Jack Delaney

The Outside Organisation

0207 462 2949/07711 081 843/020 7462 2939/07825 439 020