Gone but not forgotten, the late singer Whitney Houston is to make a return of sorts, as her estate has signed a deal that will see her likeness perform across the globe as a hologram.
The tour will open in the United States next year before going global, and is being put together by Hologram USA, the company behind that insane Tupac Coachella holographic resurrection.
It'll be 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,” according to Pat Houston, the singer's sister in law and president of her estate.
“The opportunity to help share her spectacular gifts with the world again is exactly what I hoped for when I built the hologram business,” said Alki David, Hologram USA CEO, whose company will also be live streaming the performances on FilmOn.com.
“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.”
As well as Tupac and Houston, Hologram USA is also responsible for hologram shows featuring Liberace and Billie Holiday. With Houston being one of the more recently-deceased artists to get the hologram treatment, you have to wonder what the grace period is before you can tastefully pitch a hologram tour for a dead star – if it can ever be considered tasteful at all.