The future is here, and it looks like Whitey Houston.
According to the late singer's estate, a Whitney Houston hologram will headline a Las Vegas Strip residency this fall. The singer passed away in 2012 at the age of 48. “While Whitney’s no longer with us, her voice and legacy will live on with us forever," said Pat Houston, the estate's executor.
"An Evening With Whitney: The Whitney Houston Hologram Concert" is set to debut at Harrah's Las Vegas on Oct. 26. The groundbreaking show uses a live four-piece band and backup dancers to support Whitney's hologram image.
Now, there are people who are skeeved out with the idea of using technology to represent the dead, but Whitney's estate managers insist that the world-famous icon would have LOVED the show.
“In 2011, Whitney and I discussed her idea of an intimate, unplugged concert tour. It was a project we called ‘Whitney Unplugged’ or ‘An Evening with Whitney,'” executor Pat Houston said.
“‘An Evening with Whitney’ is another chance for us to relive and celebrate the talent that we were so lucky to receive for more than three decades and we’re excited to bring this cutting-edge musical experience to the fans who supported the pop culture phenomenon that was Whitney Houston, because they deserve nothing less.”
Tickets for “An Evening With Whitney: The Whitney Houston Hologram Concert” go on sale on July 23 at 10 am. Buy them here