New 'Whitney Houston tour' announced

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Fans of the late Whitney Houston may get to see the singer perform on stage once again - as plans for a hologram tour have been unveiled.

The star, who was the voice behind hits including I Wanna Dance With Somebody, How Will I Know, My Love Is Your Love and the record-breaking I Will Always Love You, died in 2012.

Her estate is now partnering with BASE Hologram to put on An Evening With Whitney: The Whitney Houston Hologram Tour.

According to the New York Times, there are also plans for a Broadway musical, branding deals and an album of unreleased tracks.

BASE Hologram chief executive Brian Becker said: "Whitney Houston was unquestionably one of the most important singers of any generation.

"She was a talent beyond words, and her influence and artistry transcended all boundaries - music, fashion, and film.

"Her career inspired so many musicians across all genres and generations and we are honoured that her family is entrusting part of her legacy to us.

"We look forward to working with them and helping to share her magnificent gift with audiences of all generations."

With more than 200 million records sold worldwide, Houston is one of the biggest-selling artists in history.

The hologram show will include master recordings of the late singer as well as a live band and back-up singers, a statement from Houston's estate said.

She is not the first star to be brought back to life by hologram, with Roy Orbison, Tupac and Buddy Holly all given a chance to return to the stage.

Plans for an Amy Winehouse hologram tour were put on hold earlier this year due to "unique challenges and sensitivities".

Further information on the An Evening With Whitney: The Whitney Houston Hologram Tour, including dates, will be released in the coming months, organisers said.

Houston, who was 48 when she died, was found in the bath in a room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

A coroner ruled that she died of drowning and the effects of heart disease and cocaine use.

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