Whitney Houston’s estate is planning a string of major releases with a hologram tour and an album of previously unreleased music in the works.
Major hologram tours have become all the range in recent years with Amy Winehouse, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, Frank Zappa and more all given the technical treatment in a bid to tour from beyond the grave.
Now, Pat Houston, the sole executor of the late singer’s estate, is planning to follow suit with a tour of his own. On top of that, Houston confirmed discussions about a new album of previously unreleased music and, on top of that, a musical which would become a “Vegas-style spectacle”.
“It’s been quite emotional for the past seven years,” Pat told The New York Times in discussion about the lack of activity from Houston’s estate. “But now it’s about being strategic,” Houston’s sister-in-law and former manager added.
“Before she passed, there was so much negativity around the name; it wasn’t about the music anymore,” Pat added while explaining that the hologram tour would be an attempt to improve Houston’s legacy following a difficult few years prior to her death. “People had forgotten how great she was. They let all the personal things about her life outweigh why they fell in love with her in the first place,” she added.