In partnership with the Estate of Whitney E. Houston, BASE Hologram has revealed the first slate of dates for the upcoming hologram production An Evening With Whitney: The Whitney Houston Hologram Tour.
The tour will kick off in Mexico between Jan. 23 and Feb. 9, followed by dates in U.K. and Europe, hitting England, Scotland, Ireland, The Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany and more.
The currently announced dates close out April 3 at the Palace of the Republic in Minsk, Belarus. The tour is expected to hit North American in the fall of 2020.
BASE Hologram has also released the first rendering of the Whitney Houston hologram which can be seen above.
“Whitney Houston was a talent beyond words, and her influence and artistry transcended all boundaries,” said BASE Hologram and BASE Entertainment CEO and chairman Brian Becker in a statement. “What we are creating here is a new type of theatrical concert experience designed to capture that magic. When she performed there was an unmatched level of charisma and emotion to it - that’s what we are going to bring to audiences and it’s an honor to be able to help add to her legacy with this project.”
“A hologram show is all about the imagination and creating a ‘wow factor’ that extends to an incredible experience to enjoy for years to come,” added Whitney’s former manager and president and CEO of The Estate of Whitney E.
Houston, Pat Houston. “Whitney is not with us but her music will live with us forever. We know we made the right decision partnering with BASE because they understand how important it is to produce a phenomenal hologram.”
The production will be helmed by acclaimed choreographer Fatima Robinson, known for her work on massive events and directing multiple award-winning music videos for such names as Rihanna, Kanye West and Mary J. Blige.
An Evening With Whitney: The Whitney Houston Hologram Tour will feature a live band, back-up singers and dancers set to digitally remastered arrangements of Houston’s classic songs.
This show joins BASE Hologram’s currently touring properties Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly: The Rock ‘N’ Roll Dream Tour and Maria Callas' Callas in Concert. A full list of tour dates can be found at basehologram.com.
January 23 - February 9, 2020 - Mexico (additional information to come soon).
February 27, 2020 - M&S Bank Arena 2 Arena - Liverpool, England
February 28, 2020 - Apollo - Manchester, England
February 29, 2020 - First Direct Arena - Leeds, England
March 1, 2020 - SEC Armadillo - Glasgow, Scotland
March 2, 2020 - P&J Arena - Aberdeen, Scotland
March 3, 2020 - Bord Gais Theatre - Dublin, Ireland
March 4, 2020 - Arena Birmingham - Birmingham, England
March 5, 2020 - Bournemouth International Centre - Bournemouth, England
March 6, 2020 – Motorpoint Arena - Cardiff, Wales
March 7, 2020 - Brighton Centre - Brighton, England
March 9, 2020 - Royal Concert Hall - Nottingham, England
March 10, 2020 - Hammersmith Apollo - London, England
March 12, 2020 - Bozar - Brussels, Belgium
March 13, 2020 - AFAS Live- Amsterdam, Netherlands
March 14, 2020 - Capitole - Ghent, Belgium
March 19, 2020 - Samsung Hall - Zurich, Switzerland
March 20, 2020 - Admirals Palast - Berlin, Germany
March 22, 2020 - Stadhalle F - Vienna, Austria
March 23, 2020 - Inchebo Expo Arena - Bratislava, Slovakia
March 25, 2020 - Forum Black Box - Copenhagen, Denmark
March 26, 2020 - Folketeatret - Olso, Norway
March 28, 2020 - Cirkus -Stockholm, Sweden
March 30, 2020 - BKZ Oktyabrisky - St Petersburg, Russia
March 31, 2020 - Kremlin Concert Hall - Moscow, Russia
April 2, 2020 - Palace Ukraine - Kiev, Ukraine
April 3, 2020 - Palace of the Republic - Minsk, Belarus
Liam Payne dropped his latest single, “Stack It Up,” featuring A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie.
Co-written by Ed Sheeran, the bouncing track finds Payne spelling out his dreams and ambitions -- literally -- over steel drums, finger snaps and the urban pop sound that's become his signature.
“So if ya wanna/ Stack it up, man you gotta work for it/ (I-I-I-I-I-I)/ Ain’t nobody gonna be doin’ it for ya/ (I-I-I-I)/ I got dreams and I got time/ But that ain’t enough to get me by/ So I stack it up, man I gotta work for it/ Yeah I got money on my mind,” he croons on the song’s chorus before handing the reins over to Boogie for a name-dropping feature filled with luxury brands from Lamborghini to Louis Vuitton and Celine.
“Stack It Up” follows Payne’s French Montana-assisted single, “First Time” off his debut solo EP of the same name, as well as “Polaroid,” his 2018 collaboration with Jonas Blue and Lennon Stella. The new track’s music video is set to premiere at 4 p.m. EDT/1 p.m. PDT on YouTube.
Stream Payne’s latest single below and check out some behind-the-scenes shots from the video, which will debut later today.
'Saved by the Bell' TV Sequel With Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley a Go at NBCUniversal's Streamer
NBCUniversal's newly named streaming service, Peacock, is teaming with Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley for a new Saved by the Bell series. Sources say the streamer is in talks with other castmembers, including Mark-Paul Gosselaar, to potentially return.
The new straight-to-series comedy explores what happens when California Gov. Zack Morris (Gosselaar's role) gets into hot water for closing too many low-income high schools and proposes the affected students be sent to the highest-performing schools in the state — including Bayside High. The influx of new students gives the overprivileged Bayside kids a much-needed and hilarious dose of reality. Lopez and Berkley will return to play their respective characters A.C. Slater and Jessie Spano in what sources say are new roles as parents.
The comedy hails from writer Tracey Wigfield and is from Universal Television, where the 30 Rock grad and Great News creator recently renewed her overall deal. Wigfield will serve as showrunner and executive produce alongside original series creator Peter Engel and Franco Bario (Great News). Lopez and Berkley will also produce.
Saved by the Bell ran for four seasons as part of a Saturday morning block on NBC from 1989-1993. The comedy, created by Sam Bobrick and developed by Peter Engel and celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, starred Gosselaar, Lopez, Dustin Diamond, Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, Berkley and Lark Voorhies as high school students navigating everything from dating to drugs. The show, which launched as a redeveloped version of Disney Channel series Good Morning, Miss Bliss, became a massive hit and led to profitable merchandising lines, two spinoffs and a pair of TV movies. Saved by the Bell: The College Years and Saved by the Bell: The New Class ran for one and seven seasons, respectively. The core cast — Lopez, Thiessen, Gosselaar and Berkley — reunited in April, hosted by the latter duo and well documented on Instagram.
(Gosselaar, meanwhile, recently signed on to star in ABC's Black-ish prequel comedy, Mixed-ish, and Thiessen stars on the Netflix series Alexa & Katie.)
Reboots and updates of beloved series remain in high demand as broadcast, cable and streaming platforms look for proven intellectual property with a built-in audience in a bid to cut through a scripted landscape expected to top 500 originals in 2019. The Saved by the Bell sequel will make noise and likely help drive interest (and subscriptions) to NBC's upcoming service, which will join a wave of similar upcoming offerings from the likes of Disney, WarnerMedia, Apple and Viacom's BET.
Charli XCX has just released her new music video for “2099″ with Troye Sivan.
In the music video for the followup to their “1999″ collaboration last year, the two are seen riding jet skis around a body of water.
“This is the best video ever,” Charli gushed. “I’m so happy I made it. Troye and I are so talented. Thank you to Bradley & Pablo for directing and also to Troye, who trained so hard for the shoot. Enjoy.”
Listen to the track below.
Rihanna is expected to join Sony/ATV Music Publishing, the world’s largest music publisher. If true, this would reunite her with her longtime publisher, Jon Platt, who is the chairman and CEO of Sony Music.
Rihanna is said to be have been working on two albums for the past couple of years – one a dance hall project and the other a pop/R&B project. Reportedly, one of the projects (if not two) could drop at any time.
Farrah Abraham say her fued with Jenelle Evans is over.
Farrah was asked why she recently attended Jenelle's JE Cosmetics launch event because, about 2 months ago, Farrah called Jenelle a bad mother and David a horrible man for killing the family dog. Jenelle quickly fired back and called Farrah as a prostitute.
Farrah and Jenelle seemed to bury the hatchet, and it started with Farrah getting invited to Jenelle's event in NYC. Farrah says they've found common ground.
“BTS has ended their period of rest and will be flying out today for a scheduled activity,” a source close to Big Hit Entertainment told Soompi. This exciting news comes after a 1-month break for the K-pop band. BTS has been going non-stop and needed some time to rest and relax before continuing their work. Over the course of their hiatus, the members of BTS have been on epic vacations, spending quality time with loved ones, and more.
The band has a busy schedule coming up. Their next concert is Oct. 11 at the King Fahd International Stadium in Saudi Arabia. BTS will also be performing Oct. 26, 27, and 29 at the Olympic Stadium in Seoul, South Korea. These concerts will mark the end of their Love Yourself: Speak Yourself tour.
Following the announcement of BTS’s return to work and the band being spotted at an airport, the hashtag #BTSisBack began trending worldwide. Fans immediately started sending their love and excitement over what’s next for the band. “I missed my boys so much. Glad they were able to rest. I can’t wait for what’s going to happen. I LOVE YOU @BTS_twt,” one fan tweeted. Another wrote, “#BTSisBack omg I hope your resting period was plenty of downtime for you, but I’ve missed you guys.”
The lead singer of the rock band The Cars, Ric Ocasek, has died.
Police say Ocasek was discovered unresponsive Sunday at his townhouse in NYC, and was pronounced dead at the scene -- according to an NYPD spokesperson. It's unclear for now how he might've died. He was reportedly found in his bed by his estranged wife, Paulina Porizkova.
Ocasek started The Cars back in the '70s and made a name for themselves with their 1978 song "Just What I Needed." They went on to churn out a number of hits, including "My Best Friend's Girl," "Good Times Roll," "Bye Bye Love" and many others.
Their first Top 20 single, "Let's Go," arrived from their second album, "Candy-O" in '79, with other hits to follow such as "It's All I Can Do," "Double Life" and more. Their biggest hit to date, "Drive," peaked at Number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and topped other charts as well.
The Cars were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame just last year, where they reunited to perform at the induction ceremony.
Ocasek is survived by his five children. He was 75.
Halsey finally released her highly anticipated new single, "Graveyard," on Friday (Sept. 13).
Halsey originally announced the song earlier this month, on Sept. 3—which coincides with the release of her album Room 93. "Lots coming between now and then. look alive," she followed up.
On Tuesday (Sept. 10), Halsey debuted the song live at Rihanna's Savage x Fenty NYFW show at the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn. Following the show, Halsey tweeted: "There! Are! No! Words! @rihanna just changed the game forever; as she always does. Thank you for letting me witness and be a part of this incredible event."
Eight hours before the song's release, Halsey tweeted a mysterious link to a YouTube live stream of herself painting what turned out to be self-portrait.
"The song is about being in love with someone who is in a bad place and loving them so much that you don't realize that you're going to that bad place with them," she says of the new tune. "It's also about learning to care about yourself enough not to follow them there".
"Graveyard" follows previously released single "Nightmare," and both tunes will be featured on the songstress' upcoming album, Manic, due out Jan. 17, 2020.
Listen to "Graveyard" below.
Ariana Grande and Miley Cyrus have teamed up with Lana Del Rey for the new “Don’t Call Me Angel” music video.
In the video, the ladies all play fierce angels as they play and fight around in a huge mansion.
“Don’t Call Me Angel” will be featured in the upcoming Charlie’s Angels reboot movie, which will be out in theaters on November 15th.