SOURCE: Hologram USA

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January 28, 2015 11:31 ET

Buddy Holly Hologram Show Headed for Texas and the World

In an Historic Partnership With Maria Elena Holly, Buddy Holly's Wife, Hologram USA Entertainment Inc. Will Create a Full-Length Show With the Legendary Icon

BEVERLY HILLS, CA--(Marketwired - January 28, 2015) - Hologram USA Entertainment Inc. has announced another historic, full-length show around the image and work of one of the world's most beloved stars, Buddy Holly. In a partnership with the star's wife and head of Buddy Holly Licensing, LLC, Maria Elena Holly, the show will debut in his birth state of Texas in 2016 and eventually tour the world. Filmon.com will provide exclusive television access to the show. Fans will see Holly singing the songs that changed the course of Rock and Roll.

An Original Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Buddy sold millions of albums and was described by critic Bruce Eder as "the single most influential creative force in early rock and roll." His work and innovations inspired and influenced both his contemporaries and later musicians, most notably The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, The Who, and Bruce Springsteen, and of course his death was memorialized in Don McLean's "American Pie." The first ever "jukebox musical," Buddy -- The Buddy Holly story has been running for 25 straight years in the UK, making it the highest grossing rock musical of all time. Even the US Postal Service recognized Holly's greatness along with Elvis with one of the first Four "Legends of Rock and Roll" stamps.

As with Hologram USA's recently announced Liberace hologram show planned for Las Vegas, the partnership affords the producers with unprecedented access to music and imagery of Holly in order to create the most authentic experience possible for fans. Interactive elements involving the audience and back up band members are also being created.

"I am a big Buddy Holly fan so much so that I still can't believe that we are in the Buddy Holly business. This is a great Time for Hologram USA to help bring back this incredible icon," says Alki David, CEO of Hologram USA.

"I am so excited that my partnership with Hologram USA on the Buddy Holly concert project will allow a new generation of fans to experience the thrill of seeing Buddy 'live' and in concert for the first time in many decades," says Maria Elena Holly, Buddy Holly's wife and head of Buddy Holly Licensing. "This show is dedicated to Buddy's fans around the world -- it is because of them that his music will Not Fade Away."

Coming off the huge success of Hologram USA's Jimmy Kimmel Live hologram on ABC, this is the second of a whole slate of celebrity resurrection projects that the company will announce in early 2015. All will use the same technology that created the famous Tupac Shakur Coachella hologram which sparked the demand for audience to experience HD, 3D performances by beloved stars. (Hologram USA controls the North American license for the technology).

"Hologram USA's commitment to this project, and their extraordinarily lifelike hologram technology, promises an experience so real that I can not wait to experience my first Buddy Holly concert," adds Stephan Easley, Counsel to Buddy Holly Licensing and Counsel to The Buddy Holly Educational Foundation. "Buddy's passionate fans will not be disappointed."

Work has already begun on creating the Buddy Holly Hologram show with the launch city and date to be announced very soon. After the Texas, launch Hologram USA will roll the show out across the USA and then globally.

FilmOn Networks, recently named by Forbes magazine as the No 1 game changer in the television industry, will host the Internet broadcast of the events.

Hologram USA's website: http://www.hologramusa.com/

Hologram USA (Beverly Hills -- Corporate Headquarters): 877-733-1830

Hologram USA (Washington, DC): 202-316-3222

Hologram USA is a division of Anakando Media Group.

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