The long-planned Whitney Houston hologram tour is slated to get underway in 2020 with official date reveals.
BASE Hologram will power the hologram tour. The company also powered the Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly hologram tours. Their partnership with the Whitney Houston estate will see an event with a hologram backed by a live band, dancers, and backup singers. Those will be real people, with Houston the only projected virtual image.
The show will feature digitally remastered versions of Houston’s songs and dancing choreographed by Fatima Robinson. BASE Hologram Chairman and CEO Brian Becker says the tour is not a throw-back show. It’s not a journey through time, but a celebration of her best work.
That may be a bit unnerving to some, though BASE is positioning this more as a celebration than a creepy throwback. According to the company, the ultimate goal of most hologram tours is to preserve the artist how they were best remembered. As Becker puts it, “to give fans the chance to see them perform — many for the first time.”
Interestingly, none of the Whitney Houston dates are happening in the U.S., which could be a reflection of American appetites (or lack thereof) for a Whitney avatar. But maybe that’s just conjecture: several years ago, Coachella surprised fans with a Tupac Shakur hologram, which was generally well-received.
Whitney Houston drowned in a bathtub in a Beverly Hills hotel in 2012 after ingesting large doses of multiple drugs, including cocaine. The death occurred immediately before that year’s Grammy Awards.
An Evening With Whitney — The Whitney Houston Hologram Tour Dates
- January 23 — February 9, 2020 – Mexico (venue TBA)
- February 27 – Liverpool, England @ M&S Bank Arena 2 Arena
- February 28 – Manchester, England @ Apollo
- February 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