The iconic late Whitney Houston will head out on tour as a hologram in 2020.
Through Base Hologram, Houston’s estate will present An Evening With Whitney: The Whitney Houston Hologram Tour. Throughout the tour, a live band will take the stage with dancers to perform alongside Houston’s hologram. They’ll sing some of her top tracks like “I Will Always Love You,” “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me),” “Greatest Love Of All,” and “Higher Love.”
When her estate announced the news, they were met with mixed reactions. Similar to the announcement of Amy Winehouse’s hologram tour, fans feel like it is not right to bring back Houston as a hologram. While some were upset with her estate for even considering the tour, others were simply weirded out.
I hope no one attends this. The same industry that sent Whitney Houston spiraling and profited is now trying to profit from her still in death.
Let her rest, you can’t control her anymore. https://t.co/1QTk3Eqppn
— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) September 18, 2019
Maybe if all the people making money from this had treated Whitney better when she was alive you wouldn’t need a hologram.
— missisabella (@missisabella8) September 18, 2019
okay i’ma say one last thing about whitney houston’s hologram: if the good sis was here and she found out that patricia was organizing it, she’d lose her shit because it’s weird. thank you for coming to my ted talk.
— ᵗᵒⁿⁱ’ˢ ᵍᵘᶜᶜⁱ ˢⁱˡᵛᵉʳʷᵃʳᵉ (@veIvetsecrets) September 18, 2019
is there anything more creepy or disgusting than a “hologram” tour for a dead artist? Can’t believe they’re cashing in on one for #WhitneyHouston, and they damn well better never do one with #AmyWinehouse!
— Keith Demko (@KeithDemko) September 18, 2019
Utterly disrespectful and disgusting. Let the greats Rest In Power. Shameful they’re using her name and likeness for this. An evening with Whitney? “That” is NOT Whitney Houston. I’m sorry Nippy, you deserved better.
— kapowski (@santikapowski) September 17, 2019
creepy and disrespectful.
— Stephon (@Sttephy8) September 17, 2019
Anyone else find this totally creepy and exploitative?
— Alex James Nicola (@AlexJamesNicola) September 17, 2019
The tour will kick-off next January in Mexico, followed by shows across the U.K. and Europe through the spring. At this time, North American dates have not been announced, but it is likely the show will head to the states next fall.