It started out as a joke, but the company that pioneered the technology which made Tupac's Coachella hologram possible does actually have plans to bring back a bunch of dead celebs for a series of live concerts.

Sanj Surati, head of music at Musion Technology — the tech firm behind Mariah Carey's seminal multi-city Christmas concert — says he envisions a future where Elvis is co-headlining with Justin Bieber.

Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, and "maybe even" Whitney Houston, Surati replies when asked which other expired musicians were on Musion's holographic docket.

No word on when the company aims to realize its intentions, but with the wheels already in motion on a possible tour with Tupac's apparition, the Jackson 4 contemplating a Michael Jackson hologram to make it 5, and TLC bringing Left Eye with them on their 2012 reunion tour, it seems the time to revive perished pop culture icons is now.

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