Whitney Houston is Going on Tour Next Year.
Well, only kind of.
If you’re a fan of Whitney Houston’s music and regret having never seen her perform prior to her tragic death in 2012, you’ll have the chance to next year. The music industry masterminds in charge of the “terrible things” department will reportedly be resurrecting the diva in hologram form for a world wide tour.
The 2016 Whitney Houston: I’m Every Hologram Tour (not at all the real name of this tour, but a pretty good suggestion) is being organized by Hologram USA in partnership with Pat Houston, the singer’s sister and president of her estate. Pat has been in the news a lot this year following the death of Whitney’s only daughter, Bobbi Kristina, and has been accused of trying to cash in on the tremendously sad events the Brown/Houston family has endured over the past few years.
According to Rolling Stone, the virtual recreation of Houston will be a multimedia endeavor. Not only will the hologram premiere at a U.S. venue and tour the world, but the content created by FilmOn Studios will be syndicated across all digital and cable platforms. The show will be interactive and feature the singer’s greatest hits alongside as-yet-unannounced special guests.
Hologram USA is also making plans for a Billie Holiday hologram, and was previously responsible for the Chief Keef (who’s still alive) hologram concert in Chicago earlier this Summer that got shut down by cops after one song. This hologram concert market officially became a thing after Tupac shows up at Coachella in 2012 and TLC performed with a Left Eye hologram. Plans for more are in the works including Liberace, and Kurt Cobain. Fingers crossed for a Beyonce hologram. Yeah, she’s still around and touring constantly, but there could always be MORE of her, right?
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