A Whitney Houston hologram world tour and Broadway musical are in the works

21 May 2019, 15:40

By Tom Eames

Fans of the late Whitney Houston may have an opportunity to see the singer perform on stage once again - with plans for a hologram tour on the way.

Whitney, whose hits included 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody' and 'I Will Always Love You', died in 2012, aged 48.

However, her estate is now partnering with BASE Hologram to stage An Evening With Whitney: The Whitney Houston Hologram Tour.

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According to the New York Times, there will also be plans for a new Broadway musical, and an album of unreleased tracks.

BASE Hologram chief executive Brian Becker said: "Whitney Houston was unquestionably one of the most important singers of any generation.

"She was a talent beyond words, and her influence and artistry transcended all boundaries - music, fashion, and film.

Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston. Picture: Getty

"Her career inspired so many musicians across all genres and generations and we are honoured that her family is entrusting part of her legacy to us.

"We look forward to working with them and helping to share her magnificent gift with audiences of all generations."

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Whitney was one of the biggest-selling artists in history, selling over 200 million records worldwide.

The hologram show will feature master recordings of the late singer, as well as a live band and back-up singers.

Whitney follows the likes of Roy Orbison, Tupac and Buddy Holly as late artists who have been given hologram updates.

Plans for an Amy Winehouse hologram tour were halted earlier this year due to "unique challenges and sensitivities".