The L.A.-based hologram company, with the approval of the singer’s family, will be taking a digital version of the late Whitney Houston across the U.K. and Europe early next year for a 26-date trek — the An Evening With Whitney tour.
The news was revealed on Tuesday in an official press release.
“Whitney’s U.K. fans will be the first to experience this iconic and awe-inspiring mixed media performance,” the company said in a tweet.
The exclusive run will feature some of Houston’s greatest hits as well as some deep cuts performed by a full live backing band. The vocals will be provided mostly by master recordings of the singer.
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The I Will Always Love You singer’s sole estate executor and sister-in-law Pat Houston has been working closely with Base Hologram CEO Brian Becker to create and perfect the whole experience.
“A hologram show is all about the imagination and creating a wow factor that extends to an incredible experience to enjoy for years to come,” Pat Houston said in a statement.
“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.”
The Houston-inspired hologram concert won’t be the first produced by Base Hologram. The company launched the North American In Dreams tour last October featuring a hologram of the legendary Roy Orbison.
The rise in interest for hologram tours has sparked of controversy among many music lovers, related to issues of consent, ethics and overall quality.
Here’s what some concerned Twitter users had to say:
“Just heard on radio Whitney Hologram Tour coming to the U.K. next year,” tweeted another user. “I’m sure Whitney wouldn’t have wanted this, or am I wrong?”
No official Canadian tour dates have been announced for the An Evening With Whitney tour. Additional updates and information can be found on the official website.
Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, Sept. 20 at 4 a.m. ET (9 a.m. BST).
‘An Evening With Whitney’ U.K. and European tour dates 2020
Feb. 27 – Liverpool, England @ M&S Bank Arena 2 Arena
Feb. 28 – Manchester, England @ Apollo
Feb. 29 – Leeds, England @ First Direct Arena
March 1 – Glasgow, Scotland @ SEC Armadillo
March 2 – Aberdeen, Scotland @ P&J Arena
March 3 – Dublin, Ireland @ Bord Gais Theatre
March 4 – Birmingham, England @ Arena
March 5 – Bournemouth, England @ Bournemouth International Centre
March 6 – Cardiff, Wales @ Motorpoint Arena
March 7 – Brighton, England @ Centre
March 9 – Nottingham, England @ Royal Concert Hall
March 10 – London, England @ Hammersmith Apollo
March 12 – Brussels, Belgium @ Bozar
March 13 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ AFAS Live
March 14 – Ghent, Belgium @ Capitole
March 19 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Samsung Hall
March 20 – Berlin, Germany @ Admirals Palast
March 22 – Vienna, Austria @ Stadhalle F
March 23 – Bratislava, Slovakia @ Inchebo Expo Arena
March 25 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Forum Black Box
March 26 – Olso, Norway @ Folketeatret
March 28 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Cirkus
March 30 – St. Petersburg, Russia @ BKZ Oktyabrisky
March 31 – Moscow, Russia @ Kremlin Concert Hall
April 2 – Kyiv, Ukraine @ Palace Ukraine
April 3 – Minsk, Belarus @ Palace of the Republic
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