Japanese Hologram Pop Star Hatsune Miku Plans North America Tour

Singer Hatsune Miku is crossing the Pacific next year with her first U.S. and Canadian tour. Sadly, fans won't be able to get her autograph, because Miku is a hologram, NBC News reported.

The Japanese "virtual pop star" has opened for Lady Gaga and even appeared on the "Late Show with David Letterman." Created by Crypton Future Media, Miku is an avatar for the "singing voice synthesis" software Vocaloid. 

At her concerts, fans see an image of Miku projected on a transparent screen, where she sings and dances a programmed routine with a live backing band.

"Hatsune Miku is a Japanese music sensation, a 16 year-old blue-haired girl with a unique voice and prodigious energy," the company wrote online.

Despite being a hologram, Miku has garnered more than 2.5 million followers on Facebook, where she released the "theme song" for the upcoming tour.

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