Whitney Houston will tour as a hologram.
Houston’s estate announced yesterday that the iconic singer – who passed away in 2012 aged 48 – will tour as a hologram with her original band and back-up singers including her brother Gary Houston after her estate signed a new deal with music and marketing company Primary Wave Music Publishing.
It was also announced that a posthumous new album – presumably featuring unused tracks from her 1985 self-titled debut – and the tour will include fan favourite tracks such as ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)’ and ‘The Greatest Love of All’.
The late pop superstar’s former manager and sister-in-law Pat Houston, the executor of Whitney Houston’s estate, told the New York Times newspaper: ”Before she passed, there was so much negativity around the name; it wasn’t about the music anymore.
”People had forgotten how great she was. They let all the personal things about her life outweigh why they fell in love with her in the first place.”
Pat added: ”The hologram has taken precedence over everything.”
Larry Mestel, Primary Wave’s founder, said the company would only portray the musician in an ”elegant” way.