Holographic Houston

Whitney Houston is touring as a hologram.



Fans around the world may be able to watch the iconic Whitney Houston perform once again.

Bella Rao, Columnist

World-renowned late pop artist Whitney Houston is going on tour. However, this time, as a hologram. Houston was an American singer and actress that revolutionized the ‘80s and ‘90s music scene, later passing away in 2012. BASE Hologram has stated that since then, her sister-in-law, Pat Houston, has continued her legacy in many ways. Now, Pat Houston is helping create this holographic tour. 

The tour was scheduled to start on Feb. 25, 2020, and end April 3, 2020. There are a total of 27 scheduled shows in Europe, but the company providing the special effects, BASE Hologram, has yet to confirm shows in the United States. The estate of Whitney Houston and BASE Hologram are excited to put together an experience that will hopefully reunite a modern audience with the beloved pop star. The stage will be filled with background dancers, singers, and a live band. The top-notch technology and light shows should draw the audience into the display onstage and create a true concert experience. 

According to BASE Hologram, Pat Houston stated, “Whitney is not with us, but her music will live with us forever.” However, Houston is not the first holographic star to take to the stage. Michael Jackson has gone on tour, and Tupac Shakur made an appearance at Coachella in 2012, according to The Undefeated. Even though Houston isn’t the first holographic performer, the controversy around the concerts grows. News stations that have covered this story range in their opinions, finding the concerts disrespectful or a new, unique experience to modern times. Still, thanks to new technology, we are able to bring these past icons back to life in our modern times.