April 9, 2015 10:30 am

Selena hologram to tour in 2018

Singer Selena, pictured in an undated publicity photo.


TORONTO — More than two decades after her death, Tejano singer Selena is going to release new music and go on tour.

“By no means is this something that’s creepy or weird,” explained the late singer’s sister, Suzette Quintanilla, in an interview with Billboard.

“It’s just something to help her legacy continue growing.”

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Earlier this week, the family announced a deal with Acrovirt to launch Selena The One, described as “the development of a walking, talking, singing, and dancing digital embodiment” of Selena, who was shot to death in 1995. She was 23.

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The story of her life and death was told in the 1997 movie Selena starring Jennifer Lopez.

Acrovirt is launching an IndieGoGo campaign in hopes of raising $500,000 for the project.

Suzette Quintanilla said the technology is “so interesting and mind-blowing that we just felt as a family that this is definitely something we’d want them to do with Selena.”

Acrovirt said the holographic Selena “will collaborate with current hit artists, and aims to go on tour in 2018.”

Selena released five albums during her career.

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