Thomas Dolan has raised a $2 million seed round for Eyellusion, the startup behind hologram tours of Frank Zappa, Ronnie James Dio and others. Dolan serves on the board of Madison Square Garden and AMC Networks, and will serve in an advisory role for Eyellusion.
“The Eyellusion team is incredibly talented, bringing a combination of unique skill sets and experience across music, touring and digital effects,” Dolan said. “I have been evaluating opportunities in this space for some time and believe Eyellusion has the best expertise and production chops for successful pursuit of this growing opportunity. I can’t wait for the team to share the new shows they’re creating with live music fans everywhere, making history along the way.”
Last year, Eyellusion toured the Dio hologram into seven countries over 18 days and is expected to expand the production with more songs as well as the stage and light show, returning for a world tour in 2019.
Eyellusion is also in production for “Bizarre World of Frank Zappa,” which is also set for 2019.
Eyellusion is supported by EVP of business development Ahmet Zappa, Wendy Dio and rock manager Todd Singerman.