- 21 May 19
The estate for the "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" singer has announced a series of new projects, including a holographic tour and Las Vegas and Broadway shows.
Fans of the late Whitney Houston will have the chance to see her live in concert once again, as a hologram.
Whitney Houston's estate has paired up with the company BASE Hologram and revealed plans to launch a world tour where the RnB singer will appear as a 3D hologram.
“Whitney prided herself on her family and that included her fans. She adored her audiences and that’s why we know she would have loved this holographic theatrical concept," said Pat Houston, Whitney's former manager and now President and CEO of her estate.
The estate also has plans to release an album full of unreleased songs from her debut album and is currently in talks about a Las Vegas show and a Broadway musical.
Houston has already appeared in holographic form, duetting with Christine Aguilera on the 2016's finale of The Voice.
Houston died in 2012 after accidentally drowning in a bathtub in Los Angeles, cocaine and xanax were found in her system.
Hologram tours have increased in popularity in the last few years, at first with one-off appearances such as a digital Tupac at 2012's Coachella festival. In recent years, widespread tours have began to emerge with a hologrammed Roy Orbison backed by a live band performing across the world in 2018.
ABBA, whose members are all still alive, is also set for a hologram tour later this year with the band mates contributing to the creative process.
Other artists, such as Chief Keef have used holographic shows to perform in countries and cities they are legally not allowed to physically enter.
An Amy Winehouse tour for 2019 was postponed after difficulties were found portraying Winehouse's live persona, BASE Hologram wanting to remember the late singer's "legacy in the most celebratory and respectful way possible."