Eight years after Amy Winehouse’s tragic death, a hologram of the British singer will go on tour with a live band, but the news has divided fans.
The announcement was made by the late artist’s father, Mitch Winehouse, who said that proceeds from the tour, scheduled to kick off at the end of 2019, would go to the Amy Winehouse Foundation. The charity focuses on helping youth who are struggling with substance abuse.
The hologram is being developed by the company BASE Hologram, which will try and capture the spirit of the singer’s live performances and pair it with original voice recordings.
While the final decision to approve the tour lies with the Winehouse family, the plan is already being criticised for being exploitative. Some naysayers point to Mitch’s failure to get his daughter proper treatment while she was still alive, referencing Amy’s famous line in her hit single Rehab: “I ain’t got the time/and if my daddy thinks I’m fine.”
“Fans have been clamouring for something new from Amy, but, really, there isn’t anything new,” said Mitch. “We felt this would be a tremendous way for Amy both to revisit her fans through a hologram, and also an incredible way to raise money for our foundation.”
The name of the band and the tour schedule have not been revealed yet.
This article originally appeared on HYPEBEAST .