Yes you read that right, hologram/avatar pop star and my first reaction when this hit my inbox was WhatInTheEntireFudge?! but then also, how cool. Avatar Hatsune Miku is coming to Chicago following a string of sold out shows. So who/what is Hatsune Miku? Well the “16 year old” blue eye, pig tails wearing pop star already won over the anime/culture nerds, Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci has gushed over her saying “She’s so cool,” and she’s made her first Vogue appearance in their special 2016 “ManusxMachina” Met Gala issue which shows her meeting with Riccardo at the fashion house’s Paris studio for a couture-gown fitting (say wuuut?!)
Move over hologram Tupac, Hatsune Miku, created by Guillaume Devigne at Crypton Future Media, is the future. Hatsune’s first of its kind, 10-city national headlining tour lands in Chicago May 25 at Chicago Theatre, you can get tickets here.
Hatsune, in 2014 appeared on Late Show with The David Letterman
photo credit: Robert Fairer, Vogue, May 2016