In the first occurrence of its kind, an announcement today confirmed that a holographic depiction of the late Whitney Houston is set to travel the world on a concert tour throughout 2016.
Announced by Pat Houston, Whitney’s sister-in-law and manager of her estate, and Hologram USA, who patents the holographic technology in America, the concert will follow in the tradition of other legendary deceased singers who have made appearances from beyond the grave through the use of the groundbreaking technology, including Michael Jackson, 2Pac and Frank Sinatra.
Houston stated that the hologram will be a “reinvention of one the most celebrated female artists in history” and will “continue a legacy of performances that will not be forgotten in years to come”.
The announcement comes just days after Hologram USA announced that a show featuring a hologram of renowned jazz singer Billie Holiday will open later this year at the iconic Apollo Theatre in Harlem. Holiday passed in 1959 after liver and heart disease brought on from excessive alcohol and drug consumption, while Houston, herself, drowned in 2012 following habitual cocaine use.
What do you think? Will the new Whitney hologram be ‘Queen of the Night’, or does this new ploy just reek of gimmicky disrespect? Let us know what you think in the comments down below!