Whitney Houston Back to “Live” in Concert

Even though Whitney Houston passed away 8 years ago, we can see the legend “live” in action on her Hologram Tour – ‘An Evening with Whitney: The Whitney Houston Hologram Tour’.The European tour kicks off on the 25th of February, starting in England.

In order to reunite Whitney Houston with her audience, Base Hologram and the Estate of Whitney E. Houston is using the art of holographic technology to create a live experience. The show is a complete experience – it features dancers, singers and a live band, directed and choreographed by Fatima Robinson.

Whitney Houston hologram

Pat Houston, president of the Estate and her sister-in-law claimed, “Whitney is not with us, but her music will live with us forever. We know we made the right decision partnering with BASE because they understand how important it is to produce a phenomenal hologram. They also know that engaging her fans with an authentic Whitney experience would resonate worldwide because of the iconic status that she created over three decades. Her fans deserve nothing less because she gave nothing less than her best.”

You know it is real and happening when the media members were asked to witness the dress-rehearsal preview in California. Audiences will be able to listen to Whitney sing her famous hits, ‘I Will Always Love You’, ‘How Will I Know’, ‘Saving All My Love For You’ and ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’.

Five years back, in an attempt to bring her carry on her live performance legacy, a body double was used along with hundreds of hours of Houston performances and CGI synthesizing.

Whitney Houston Hologram Concert to Begin
Credit: BASE Hologram

On the final European tour, Whitney had an unplugged section of her show and she loved it so much that she expressed a desire to have an entire show done that way (even if she is no more). “This is something that she wanted to do, I get very emotional watching this, because it is so, so close to what she wanted. The only thing missing is her, physically.” Pat Houston said after the media preview of the show.

Apparently the show is designed to be as close as to the real thing; Whitney is even going to be wearing multiple outfits. Base Hologram Productions CEO Marty Tudor said, “It’s a complicated mix of disciplines if you will,” Tudor said. “I could’ve made Whitney fly around stage if I wanted to, but she didn’t. One of the things that’s really critical is we want to be authentic.”

Whether this is respectful or not, it sure is creepy. Black Mirror episodes need to stop coming to life, and becoming a reality. When we said rest in peace, maybe we should so just that. no?