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Dr. Dre: Tupac Hologram Only for Coachella

Producer refutes rumors: 'This was not done for a tour'

A holographic image of Tupac Shakur performs during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California.
Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Coachella
April 23, 2012 10:35 AM ET

In a backstage video from Coachella, Dr. Dre has clarified that the Tupac hologram was specifically conceived for the festival and not as a first run for a future tour.

"It was strictly for Coachella," says Dre in the video. "Get it right. I want to get rid of all the rumors out there. This was not done for a tour." Dre did leave the possibility of a tour open, adding, "If a tour happens, we'll see."

Strong reactions to the Tupac hologram's debut performance last weekend fueled rumors of a full-blown tour, including hologram representations of other artists. Previous reports had suggested a hologram of deceased West Coast rapper Nate Dogg was also scheduled for Coachella, and Dre has mentioned Jimi Hendrix and Marvin Gaye as two artists he'd like to see in hologram form.

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