The “Rock ‘N’ Roll Dream Tour, featuring the two performers, along with a live band, backup singers and remastered audio, will launch in both North American and Europe simultaneously next fall, according to Rolling Stone.
The president of Roy Orbison Music, Roy Orbison Jr., said in a statement the tour is special because his father and Buddy Holly were friends in real life.
“Dad jammed with Buddy in Lubbock Texas and helped change music history by turning Buddy on to Norman Petty Studios; Buddy later returned the favor by recording two of dad’s songs on his first Crickets album,” Orbison Jr. said.
“How beyond cool and special that these two great friends, now get to tour the world together.”
Holly’s wife, Maria Elena Holly, agreed with Orbison Jr. that the tour is special for several reasons, Rolling Stone reported.
Holly said the pair were “Texans who shared a mutual respect and admiration for each other’s creative musical genius and brilliant songwriting abilities.”
“Their long-time fans and a new generation of fans will now have the opportunity to see these great legends perform together in a unique setting, showcasing two of the finest, most influential and beloved artists in music history,” she said.
Orbison has already been on tour as a hologram, wrapping up the “In Dreams: Roy Orbison in Concert” last year.
Tickets for the show go on sale Friday.
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