As we reported in Zip Info earlier today, Whitney Houston posthumous tour is coming soon but the dates have not been confirmed as yet.
Houston’s estate announced on Monday that the late iconic singer 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 album will be released as well it will be featuring unused tracks from her 1985 self-titled debut. Both the album and the tour will include fan favourite tracks such as ‘I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)’ and ‘The Greatest Love of All’.
However, will a holographic performance be well received as a live performance?
During a live performance, a patron can experience the expression and passion of an artiste’s performance each time they step on stage, meanwhile, a holographic performance only replays a recording of a previous performance with the expression and passion captured at the time. A live performance is unpredictable, whereas the holographic performance might become boring, especially after captured videos by fans have been uploaded and circulated on the internet; therefore, patrons that would attend the next date on the tour might have already seen the performance.
What about technical difficulties?
What happens if the equipment is faulty during the holographic performance? Is the show going to be either paused, postponed or cancelled? Whereas if there is a technical difficulty during a live performance, the performer has the choice to continue performing to the style of acapella or simply, address the crowd until the issue is fixed.
Whitney Houston passed away in 2012 at age 48.