Chief Keef to Tour the World as a Hologram
Chief Keef is giving hologram performances another try. Two years after having his hologram concert in Hammond, Ind. shut down by police, the rapper and Hologram USA Inc. have announced the Chief Keef and Icons of American Music Tour.
Billed as a 90-minute experience, the event will kick off in London for two shows on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. After that, the tour will head back to Chicago for a show in the 22-year-old spitter's hometown. The Windy City show will kick off a trek across the United States, although details have yet to be revealed.
While Chief Keef is reportedly physically unable to enter London, his hologram won't have a problem getting through customs. "Police and the mayor wanted to stop my hologram show in Chicago. Fuck Rahm Emanuel, I'm bringing it anyway. First up, London," he told Billboard.
Aside from his show in Hammond, Ind. that was shut down, Keef also had a tough time getting his hologram to appear in Chicago. In 2015, the city's mayor, Rahm Emanuel, pulled the plug on a planned hologram concert, calling Keef's appearance "a significant public safety risk."
The Mansion Musick artist's hologram also won't be alone on the tour. According to Billboard, holograms of Tupac Shakur, The Notorious B.I.G., Snoop Dogg and N.W.A will all be making appearances.
"People are going to be surprised," Alki David, the head of Chief Keef's record label said. "Growing up Keef was influenced by what his grandma listened too. These included Billie Holiday, Jackie Wilson, and other great African-American musicians. Later, that influence merged with Tupac, Biggie Smalls, and N.W.A are among the sounds that influenced [Chief Keef]. Now, he’s among the most influential artists in that world himself."
Tickets for the London shows at the Hammersmith Apollo Theater are on sale now and can be purchased here.
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