WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Singers M.I.A. and Janelle Monae shared the stage during separate concerts on opposite coasts through the magic of holograms.
M.I.A. performed in New York with a 3-D projection of Monae Thursday night while Monae sang on the West Coast with M.I.A.'s likeness.
Both say they're interested in performance holograms beyond their bi-coastal duet, which was sponsored by Audi to launch its A3 model.
Tupac Shakur was the first to appear onstage in hologram form, at the annual Coachella music festival in 2012. The M.I.A.-Monae duet called for more advanced technology. The two women performed together in person to help create the holograms, but each saw the results for the first time onstage.
Both are currently touring in support of albums released last fall. M.I.A.'s is "Matangi." Monae's is "Electric Lady."