Published Sep 11, 2015Whitney Houston tragically died back in 2012, but it seems that she may return to the stage once again, as the singer is apparently going to become the latest artist to be reincarnated via hologram.
This is thanks to Hologram USA, the same company behind holograms like 2Pac, Patsy Cline and Chief Keef. Houston's likeness will apparently debut next year in a "major U.S. venue," with performances to stream through FilmOn. A tour will follow.
Houston's sister Pat said in a statement, "It's a great opportunity for her fans to see a reinvention of one the most celebrated female artists in history and to continue a legacy of performances that will not be forgotten in years to come. I look forward to the partnership."
The shows will feature Whitney's greatest hits and, according to a press release, will be "interactive, incorporating audiences and special guests."
Alki David, boss of both Hologram USA and FilmOn, said, "I was heartbroken when Whitney passed away in 2012. The opportunity to help share her spectacular gifts with the world again is exactly what I hoped for when I built the hologram business. We've got technology that's causing a seismic shift in the entertainment industry, and a wonderful partnership with Pat Houston and the estate. I'm confident we'll create the ultimate celebration of Whitney's amazing artistry."
Earlier this week, Hologram USA announced plans to bring a series of Billie Holiday hologram concerts to Harlem's Apollo Theatre later this year.