O2 in Stitches...

Mirror: Whitney Houston has O2 gig audience in stitches by poking fun at ex husband Bobby Brown
By 3am's Clemmie Moodie and Danielle Lawler 30/04/2010

Whitney Houston showed who the true diva was at the last of her London gigs - by poking fun at her ex husband Bobby Brown and throwing in some fancy footwork for good measure too.

The singer, 46, who has battled through her recent gigs, stunned the crowd with a rendition of I Wanna Dance (With Some-body), giving her teenage dancers a run for their money with some pretty nifty moves.

But she had the audience at the O2 in stitches when talking about her ex Bobby on Wednesday.

She said: "My daughter called me after hearing a rumour on the internet that he had died. But I said, 'Trust me, if that had happened, I'd definitely be the first to know.' "He called her and said I should tell the people tonight, it's not over yet."

Whitney then sent herself up when she later pointed to her throat.

Referring to her voice in the third person, she said: "She's a little temperamental," before belting out her Bodyguard chart-topper I Will Always Love You. And it wasn't half bad.


whitneyhouston.com: Whitney Celebrates Her UK Success!

Whitney finished her run of three London O2 dates in fine form – even after having to use a ferry to Ireland during ‘volcano-gate’ – and was presented with a disc for over 500,000 singles and albums from her US Number 1 album ‘I Look To You’ by her label RCA.

Here is a photo of Whitney with the RCA team in London:

Whitney Leaving London...

Whitney Houston pictured leaving Heathrow airport in London today:

Monica Honours Whitney...

That Grape Juice: Monica Honours Whitney Houston

Monica performed at V-103 Soul Session at the Midtown ‘W’ Hotel in Atlanta last evening. The songstress, who was promoting her ‘Still Standing‘ LP, used the opportunity to pay tribute to her idol, Whitney Houston, by performing a medley of two of her biggest hits, ‘I Will Always Love You’ and ‘You Give Good Love’. Check out the performance below:


No Problem...

Mirror: Houston we have no problem
By Cash Queens on April 29, 2010 12:12 PM

Thanks to our friends at BT we were able to pop across from the Mirror's Tower to the 02 Arena to catch pop diva Whitney Houston on her closing night in London.  Fearing we might see a crash queen in motion, we thought she pulled it off magnificently, thanks to the brilliant audience.

She looked fragile and very vulnerable at times and when it seemed that Houston might have a problem, the crowd kicked in for the best sing-a-along since Mamma Mia! went to DVD.   We just say shame on those who left early - they missed a treat in Million Dollar Bill.



Whitney Houston pictured returning to the Dorchester Hotel in London following last night's show at the O2:


Whitney Houston
live in London, Wednesday Night...


Private Show in France...

Whitney Houston performed a private show near the French Riviera tonight:


Whitney Houston
live in London...


[Below are pictures I took at the show]



Whitney Webstore Opens...

Whitney Houston Launches UK Official Webstore!

Following on the release of Whitney Houston's album “Nothing But Love”, we’ve released exclusively for you a new range official Merchandise for the “European tour dates". This wide range includes the latest T-shirts, Skinny T-shirts, exclusive bundles, and also signed Merchandise with exclusive stock availability!!!!

If you're going to see Whitney Houston live, why not Visit her official webstore and get something from the Tour range now to wear to the gig?



Enter the FREE competition!!! 5 lucky fans will win the ultimate Whitney Houston fan pack which will include:

-Whitney Houston (Embrace) T-Shirt
-Whitney Houston (Guitar) T-Shirt
-Whitney Houston (Lion Crest) T-Shirt
-Whitney Houston (Smooth) T-Shirt
-Whitney Houston (Dots Logo) Totebag
-Whitney Houston (Serif Logo) Fitted Hat
-Whitney Houston (Logo) Coffee Mug
-Whitney Houston (Mic) Hoodie
-Nothin But Love Tour Programme



Whitney Delivers...

ChronicleLive: Whitney Houston delivers at Newcastle Arena

Apr 23 2010 by Gordon Barr, Evening Chronicle

THE big question on everyone’s lips before Whitney Houston made her debut at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena last night was would she – could she – deliver the goods.

Her Nothing But Love world tour has been dogged with controversy – her time spent off stage, the diva unable to hit the notes like she used to, boos from fans, and that throat infection which forced her to cancel gigs at the start of the British leg.

There was a tangible air of expectancy in the build-up to last night’s show – but few could have come away feeling they had not been entertained.

I would prefer to see an ‘imperfect’ Whitney sing live to a ‘perfect’ Britney mime any day and by the end of her 90-minute set the 46-year-old proved she still had that star quality about her.

The gig was not without its faults – we were only given snippets of many of her earliest hits, and for big numbers like I Wanna Dance With Somebody and Million Dollar Bill she let the backing singers and band take control of the vocals in the choruses.

There were only two costume changes, Whitney first appearing all in white and then returning after a 15-minute interlude, just several songs in, dressed all in black.

When she did deliver the goods, she delivered them with class. The show kicked off with For The Lovers, but I preferred it when she slowed down for the power ballad I Look To You, followed by cracking renditions of My Love Is Your Love and It’s Not right But It’s OK.

Yes she did sound breathy at times, but it works with her 2010 voice and you could never expect her to hit those huge notes she did in the 80s – though she gave it her best shot at times.

I Will Always Love You was, perhaps surprisingly, not kept for the end, and her step away from the microphone for a tense few seconds to get her tonsils around the finale of the song gave it a certain edge.

Tyneside got a taste of a true superstar last night and, judging by the reaction from the fans, Whitney we will always love you – even with faults.



Whitney Pictured In Newcastle Tonight...


Whitney Auctioned for Charity...


Stars including ALICIA KEYS, SIR ELTON JOHN and WHITNEY HOUSTON have offe red themselves up to the highest bidder to raise money for a human rights charity.
Justin Bieber, Gwen Stefani and Oprah Winfrey are also among the celebr ities donating their time for a 'meet and greet' which is being auctioned off online to benefit the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights.

Other lots include the opportunity to spend a day on the set of John Cu sack's new movie and a signed hat worn by Harrison Ford in the Indiana Jo nes movies.
Kerry Kennedy, founder of the RFK Center's Speak Truth to Power campaig n, says, "By bidding on these incredible experiences, people will be supp orting cutting-edge human rights defenders from around the world, includi ng those fighting for the right to water and reconstruction in Haiti, the peace process in Darfur, farmers' rights in the U.S and much more." Bidding on the items ends on 28 April (10).



Whitney In Dublin Tonight...


Whitney Takes The Car Ferry...

Irish Examiner: Whitney’s flight of fancy... I wanna sail with somebody
By Ed Carty, Saturday, April 17, 2010

SINGER Whitney Houston was forced to ditch the trappings of stardom in favour of a car ferry across the Irish Sea to perform in Dublin.

The 46-year-old star, who is in the middle of her Nothing But Love world tour, said she opted for the boat after no-fly orders shut down airports across Ireland and Britain.

The singer, who has been getting bad press as well as criticism from fans over the quality of her performances lately, was due to play the first of three nights at The O2 in Dublin tonight.

"When Whitney was made aware of the airport closures due to the volcanic ash, she made the decision to drive from Birmingham to Dublin via the ferry so that she would not disappoint her Irish fans," promoters said.

Ferry firm Stenaline said it received a booking for Houston’s entourage on the Nordica superferry into Dublin Port. The trip takes about three hours 15 minutes.

A Stena spokeswoman said she was unaware of any special treatment requested for the star but added Ms Houston had the option of upgrading to the Plus lounge or visiting the relaxation area, observation deck, cinema, restaurant or onboard shopping.

It is understood she left Birmingham, where the European leg of the tour began this week, travelling by car to Holyhead in North Wales.

The singer, who is also playing Dublin on Sunday and Tuesday, urged her record company to publicise her travel arrangements to ease concerns among fans that the shows may be cancelled. She was forced to postpone three concerts at the start of the tour’s British leg after being diagnosed with an upper respiratory infection by doctors in Paris last week.

This story appeared in the printed version of the Irish Examiner Saturday, April 17, 2010

Whitney Houston Pictured on Car Ferry to Dublin...


Whitney Houston
live in Nottingham...

This Is Nottingham: Review: Whitney Houston, Trent FM Arena
Thursday, April 15, 2010, 09:40

IN this age of instant opinion, where anyone's hastily-typed thoughts can be accessed by the whole world within seconds, it's difficult to know who to trust. This holds especially true when the subject under discussion is the comeback tour by a major star, re-entering the public arena after many years of well-documented personal anguish.

So do we trust Whitney Houston's diehard fans, who are all too ready to excuse every fault? ("If you want the Whitney of twenty years ago, buy a CD" fumed one supporter, angrily reacting to mixed reviews of Whitney's first British show in eleven years, just two nights ago.) Or do we listen to widely read gossip websites such as Holy Moly, who pronounced her Birmingham show "a disaster"?

If you had witnessed last night's astonishing performance at the Trent FM Arena, then you might have found it hard to have much sympathy with the cynics. For contrary to many people's expectations, Whitney Houston delivered a powerful, passionate performance to a crowd that was overwhelmingly on her side.

For the first forty minutes of the show, which were dominated by tracks from her recent album I Look To You, the 46-year-old star was on almost flawless form – unless you count a fluffed introduction to one of the older songs. ("Let me take you back to nineteen… I don't know!" she giggled.)

That aside, she hit every note, navigating every rhythmic twist and turn with assured dexterity, and maintaining a commanding stage presence.

A slightly ragged My Love Is Your Love was saved by an emotionally charged final section, which saw Whitney obsessively repeating the phrase "Are you with me?" with ever-increasing intensity.

"I have no tricks – I hope you can handle that", she told us, pointing to the simple stage set-up behind her. "I have no costumes, I have no drag", she announced – although this didn't stop her from disappearing for a costume change that lasted nearly twelve minutes, while the backing singers (including Whitney's brother Gary) performed in her absence.

The second half of the show began with a lengthy acoustic section. Grouped together at the front of the stage, the musicians clustered around the seated singer, who began with an emotional tribute to Michael Jackson.

From this point onwards, the eccentricities began to emerge. Saving All My Love For You was interrupted for a conversation with a woman in the front row, who expressed her admiration for Whitney's shoes. The shoes were examined at some length, as Whitney bent over and began to stroke her ankles. The song resumed, only to stall again at the sight of two punters returning to their seats. ("I see you got beer!" made for an interesting lyrical addition.)

Interruptions over, the singer became ever more immersed in her performance. Scarcely registering our presence, she picked at a loose thread on her sequinned frock, while taking ever bolder risks with her interpretations – improvising, freestyling, playing with melodies and rhythms, and turning the cavernous arena into an intimate cabaret club.

As the show approached its climax, the old Eighties dance hits were finally given an airing. I Wanna Dance With Somebody and How Will I Know got the crowd dancing, singing and clapping along – but the star herself seemed almost disinterested in this lighter, poppier material, leaving the choruses of both songs to her backing singers. Or was this simply a case of exhaustion beginning to take its toll?

If so, then perhaps this would explain the bizarre rendition of I Will Always Love You that closed the main set. As with the earlier acoustic section, Whitney attempted to play daring games with her best known vocal performance – but by this time, the cracks were starting to show. The song needed discipline and control, rather than silly false endings and awkwardly botched notes.

Nevertheless, all the high notes were hit – even if we had to wait an eternity for some of them. Meanwhile, none of this stopped the crowd from roaring their encouragement throughout the song, willing their idol to last the course and finish the job.

Perhaps the outraged fan had got it right after all. If all you want is the Whitney of 20 years ago – the remote, somewhat bland superstar, obediently playing her role – then perhaps you should stick with those old CDs. But if you would rather have the Whitney of 2010 – flawed at times, but freed from her demons and calling her own tune, in her own unique way – then last night's show would have sent you home beaming with delight, and thoroughly entertained.

Mike Atkinson

Set list:

For the Lovers
Nothin' But Love
I Look to You
My Love Is Your Love
Like I Never Left
It's Not Right But It's Okay
For the Love of You (performed by Gary Houston)
Queen of the Night (performed by backing vocalists)
A Song For You
Saving All My Love For You
Greatest Love of All
All At Once
I Learned from the Best
Step By Step
I Love the Lord
I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)
How Will I Know
I Will Always Love You
Million Dollar Bill


Whitney Houston live in Birmingham...

Whitney Houston Back In Britain...

Telegraph: Whitney Houston performs in Britain after 11 years

Whitney Houston played her first UK gig in 11 years as the British leg of her world tour belatedly got under way.
Published: 11:06PM BST 13 Apr 2010


The 46-year-old American diva took to the stage in Birmingham, performing to a sell-out crowd.

The singer was forced to temporarily put off three concerts at the start of the UK leg of the tour while she recovered from an infection.

She was diagnosed by doctors in Paris with an upper respiratory infection last week.

Dressed in tight white trousers and a metallic white jacket, she told the crowd: "I'm feeling pretty good myself, thank you so much for asking."

The two-hour show at Birmingham's LG Arena passed without any major dramas, despite fans becoming restless when the star's mid-show outfit change left them waiting for around 15 minutes.

On returning to the stage she joked: "I could hear you getting p***** off."

Birmingham Reviews...

Daily Star: Gig Review, Whitney Houston, LG Arena Birmingham
The Independent: First Night: Whitney Houston, LG Arena, Birmingham
Guardian: Whitney Houston, Birmingham: She Passed The Greatest Test Easily
BBC News: Mixed reaction to Whitney Houston's UK concert return
ABC News: Whitney Houston Returns to Stage, Critics Divided
Sun: Caught Live: Whitney Houston (Revised Review)




Goldenplec Irish Music News: Limited extra Whitney Houston tickets on sale tomorrow
By Aidan Cuffe • April 12, 2010

Legendary diva, as previously reported is playing The O2 in Dublin April 17th, 18th and 20th.  They have just announced today that some extra tickets (limited availability) WILL be on sale tomorrow at 9am.  Tickets cost (€76.25 / €86.25 / €91.25 / €106.25 ) depending on seating

Running times:
Doors - 6.30pm
Azaryah – 7.15pm – 7.45pm
Waylon – 7.45pm – 8.30pm

WHITNEY HOUSTON 8.45 pm – 10.30pm

Munich Prepares for Whitney...

Response Source: Munich venue prepares for Whitney Houston

One of the world's most famous and biggest-selling female vocalists is due to play in Munich next month.

Whitney Houston, recently ranked at number 34 in Rolling Stone magazine's 100 greatest singers of all time, will be performing at the Olympiahalle on Friday May 21st.

People booking accommodation in Munich for the event can expect to hear classic hits such as I Wanna Dance with Somebody, I'm Every Woman and How Will I Know.

The concert is also sure to feature I Will Always Love You, the Dolly Parton song that became one of the best-selling singles of all time when Houston released her version for The Bodyguard soundtrack in 1992.

As the 42-year-old diva is touring to promote her latest album I Look to You, the show is also likely to include more recent material, including last year's single Million Dollar Bill.

Houston's personal problems have been well publicised over the years, but she remains a captivating performer with an unmistakable vocal power and fans all over the world.

Frequently referred to as The Voice, Houston grew up in a family that counted the likes of Aretha Franklin and Gladys Knight as close friends, as her mother Cissy was an R&B and gospel singer.

She has been described as "the greatest female voice of her generation" by Rolling Stone and influenced a huge range of artists, from American stars such as Mariah Carey and Mary J Blige to recent winners of The X Factor.

Situated close to the Olympic Stadium, the Olympiahalle hosts a number of sporting events, concerts and exhibitions throughout the year.

The arena has a seating capacity of up to 14,000 and provided the venue for the MTV Europe Music Awards in 2007.



Opening Night of European Tour is now Birmingham...

LG Arena: Whitney Houston
LG Arena, The NEC

On the heels of her critically acclaimed, internationally chart-topping album I Look To You, Whitney Houston has announced an eagerly anticipated European tour, her first major tour in more than 11 years.

The LG Arena will now be the first date of the Whitney Houston UK tour following the postponement of her first three concerts due to illness.

The shows affected are her two concerts in Manchester and her show in Glasgow. All three dates have been rescheduled and Whitney will now kick off the UK leg of her Nothing But Love World Tour 2010 at the LG Arena on Tuesday 13 April.
Doctors visited Whitney late last night in Paris and confirmed that she was suffering from an upper respiratory infection. Upon medical advice Whitney has been advised that she cannot perform to allow her time to recover.

Whitney’s Nothing But Love show is packed with some of her greatest hits including ‘Saving All My Love’ and ‘Its Not Right (But Its OK)’, as well as her more recent hits including the top 3 smash hit ‘Million Dollar Bill’ from her current critically acclaimed album, ‘I Look to You’. ‘I Look To You’ is Whitney’s fastest selling album in the UK, and has already sold over 2.5 million copies. The show uses a brand new never seen before production from Baz Halpin, who created shows for artists including Pink and Tina Turner.

Only last month Whitney had said how excited she was to be performing again in the UK after her eleven year absence and was looking forward to performing new songs as well as crowd favourites.

Show times

forumLIVE doors open - 5pm
Arena doors open - 6.30pm
Support Azaryah - 7.45pm
Interval - 8pm
Support Waylon - 8.15pm
Interval - 8.45pm
Whitney Houston - 9.15pm
Finish - 10.45pm

Show times are approximate and subject to change

Beverley Knight's a Fan...

Daily Star: Whitney Houston Cancels UK Tour Date
'Rehab' Gossip Section by James & Sofia

I WAS ready to burn my Bodyguard DVD last week when Whitney Houston cancelled her opening UK tour date.  But thankfully Britain’s equivalent Beverley Knight was on hand to show Whitters just how a diva really hits those high notes.

I joined Bev backstage after her brilliant Royal Albert Hall gig where the tiny lass told me: “I’m hoping to see Whitney while she’s here.  “It’s no secret her voice isn’t what it used to be but I'm still a huge fan."


American Diva in London...

whitneyhouston.com: Whitney Arrives in London
APRIL 9, 2010, 4:28 pm

Whitney Houston touched down in London this week and was photographed looking healthy and happy. Whitney has been battling an upper respiratory infection the past few days but is now gearing up to start the UK leg of her tour next week

Whitney Auction...

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Whitney in London...

whitneyhouston.com: Latest Whitney Update
APRIL 8, 2010, 11:11 am

Whitney has landed in London and is looking forward to starting the UK leg of her world tour next week. She has said: "I'm feeling great, I'm just ready to move on and continue my world tour."

Officially diagnosed by doctors in Paris with an upper respiratory infection, she has responded to reports that she’s in a downward drug spiral. Whitney calls such reports "ridiculous" and says, "At this point, I just don't respond. I don't even read it." Her tour will resume on April 13 in Birmingham, England, and will continue through June. "I'm doing what I love to do, which is singing. The best part is seeing all of my fans around the world."

Whitney Counters Claims....

BBC: Whitney Houston calls drug allegations 'ridiculous'

Singer Whitney Houston has shrugged off speculation she is using drugs again after postponing three UK concerts due to illness, calling it "ridiculous".

"I just don't respond," she told People magazine. "I don't even read it."

The 46-year-old was diagnosed with an upper respiratory infection in Paris, after cancelling a concert there.

The soul singer had been due on stage in Manchester on Thursday and Friday this week but will now perform in the city on 16 and 17 June.

Her Glasgow show on Sunday has also been moved and will now take place on 1 May.

Further gigs in Birmingham, Nottingham, Dublin, Newcastle and London are scheduled to go ahead as planned.

Promoter Marshall Arts has asked ticket holders for the Manchester and Glasgow concerts to retain their tickets, which will remain valid for the rescheduled dates.

'Feeling great'

It had been reported in France that Houston had been admitted to a hospital in Paris suffering from nose and throat problems.

But a statement issued by her record label, RCA, said doctors had visited the singer late on Tuesday and confirmed she was suffering from a respiratory infection.

"Upon medical advice, Whitney has been advised that she cannot perform to allow her time to recover," the statement continued.

Houston, who has sold more than 170 million records, has been dogged by ill health as she attempts a major comeback.

Speaking to People, however, the singer - one of the world's most successful music artists - said she was "feeling great".

"My health is terrific, but this is a time when I get a lot of allergies," she is quoted as saying.

Houston's recent comeback followed a battle with drug addiction and the break-up of her 14-year marriage to singer Bobby Brown.

Released last year, her new album - called I Look to You - was well received by critics, topping the US chart and reaching number three in the UK.

However, a lacklustre performance at a recent show in Australia had fans questioning whether the singer could still match the range of her early vocal performances.

Katherine Jenkins....

Digital Spy: Jenkins hails Tina Turner, Whitney Houston
Thursday, April 8 2010, 12:18 BST
By Mayer Nissim, Entertainment Reporter

Katherine Jenkins has hailed the influence of Whitney Houston and said that she would like to duet with Tina Turner.

The classical-pop crossover artist selected Turner's 'The Best' and Houston's 'I Have Nothing' among her favourite songs while on Magic 105.4's Indulgence show.

Jenkins said of Turner: "I would love to work with her, I think she's incredible. You're right about the energy. She just doesn't leave anything on the stage. It's everything."

Of Houston, she added: "I honestly think that she has - had - one of the most amazing voices I have ever heard and I think The Bodyguard soundtrack is just incredible.

"It was something that I grew up listening to in absolute awe of it. This was definitely something that influenced me when I was younger."



Whitney's Feeling Better...

People.com: Whitney Houston: 'I'm Feeling Great'

It was allergies, not a relapse, says Whitney Houston, who's now out of the hospital and eager to return to the stage.

"I'm feeling great," she tells PEOPLE exclusively. "I'm just ready to move on and continue my world tour."

Hospitalized earlier this week for an upper respiratory infection, Houston postponed the first four shows of her European tour, fueling tabloid speculation that she's in a downward drug spiral.

Houston calls such reports "ridiculous" and says, "At this point, I just don't respond. I don't even read it."

Checking into a hospital in Paris was doctor's orders. "My health is terrific," says the singer, 46. "But this is a time when I get a lot of allergies."

Houston's tour will resume on April 13 in Birmingham, England, and will continue through June. "I'm doing what I love to do, which is singing," Houston says. "The best part is seeing all of my fans around the world."


Further Shows Postponed...

whitneyhouston.com: Whitney Concerts in Manchester and Glasgow to be Rescheduled

With great disappointment, Whitney Houston has postponed her first three concerts in the UK due to illness.

The shows affected are her two concerts in Manchester this Thursday and Friday (8 and 9 April) at the Manchester Evening News Arena and her show in Glasgow on Sunday (11 April) at the S.E.C.C.

All three dates have been rescheduled. Glasgow now takes place on Saturday 1 May whilst the Manchester dates will take place at the end of the tour on Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 June.

Doctors visited Whitney late last night in Paris and confirmed that she was suffering from an upper respiratory infection. Upon medical advice Whitney has been advised that she cannot perform to allow her time to recover.

Whitney's Nothing But Love show is packed with some of her greatest hits including "Saving All My Love" and "It's Not Right (But It's OK)," as well as her more recent hits including the top 3 smash hit "Million Dollar Bill" from her current critically acclaimed album, "I Look to You." "I Look To You" is Whitney's fastest selling album in the UK, and has already sold over 2.5 million copies. The show uses a brand new never seen before production from Baz Halpin, who created shows for artists including Pink and Tina Turner.

Only last month Whitney had said how excited she was to be performing again in the UK after her eleven year absence and was looking forward to performing new songs as well as crowd favorites.

Concert promoters Marshall Arts have asked ticket holders for Manchester and Glasgow to retain their tickets which will remain valid.

Those unable to make the rescheduled shows should apply to their point of ticket purchase for their refund.

All other dates on Whitney Houston’s Nothing But Love World Tour 2010 will not be affected and are as follows:

Tuesday 13th April Birmingham LG Arena
Wednesday 14th April Nottingham Trent FM Arena
Saturday 17th April Dublin The O2
Sunday 18th April Dublin The O2
Tuesday 20th April Dublin The O2
Thursday 22nd April Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Sunday 25th April London The O2 arena
Monday 26th April London The O2 arena
Wednesday 28th April London The O2 arena

Saturday 1 May Glasgow S.E.C.C.

Wednesday 16th June Manchester M.E.N Arena

Thursday 17th June Manchester M.E.N Arena



Paris Postponed...

whitneyhouston.com: Whitney's Paris Concert Rescheduled

Due to doctor's orders, Whitney Houston has been advised to postpone her April 6th concert in Paris, France at the Omnisport Bercy, which will now be rescheduled for June 1 at the same venue.

"Whitney is suffering from an upper respiratory infection and after a consultation with her doctors has been advised to postpone her performance. Whitney was excited to open her European tour in Paris and deeply regrets having been forced to postpone the show. Whitney and her band apologize that the show has to be rescheduled on such short notice. The tour will resume as scheduled in Manchester, England on April 8th.

After a critically acclaimed new album, I Look to You, which recently went double-platinum, and a successful tour in Asia and Australia, Paris was to be the first stop on Whitney's European tour. All tickets will be honored at the rescheduled date.

Press Buzz....



Top of the List...

Mirror.co.uk: Whitney Houston keen to work with Will.I.Am

Whitney Houston is well impressed with producer Will.I.Am and is desperate for him to work his magic on her.  The Black Eyed Peas rapper has been instrumental in helping Cheryl Cole launch her successful solo career.

And it hasn't gone unnoticed by Whitney, who kicks off the UK leg of her comeback tour in Manchester on Thursday.  Whitney tells us: "Of any current stars that are around right now, I would love to work with Will.I.Am.  He is always at the top of my list."

Despite some harsh criticism of her recent gigs, it hasn't dented her enthusiasm for belting out a ballad or two.

Whitney adds: "It was all very fresh and new at the beginning.  "If anything, I think I have more passion now for the shows." Go girl..



Cover Profile...

Whitney Houston pictured on the cover of the March issue of London O2 venue's magazine:


Nothin' But The Best...

Digital Spy: Whitney Houston: 'Nothin' But Love'
Released on Monday, April 5 2010
By Mayer Nissim, Entertainment Reporter

Whitney Houston hasn't had the best of times recently. Only days ago, her lawyer was forced to rebuff rumours that the former "crack is whack" star was on her way to rehab. And this mere weeks after some Aussie fans expressed their displeasure about The Voice not being able to hit those high notes in 'I Will Always Love You' during her recent world tour. Here comes a perfect opportunity, therefore, to blow away the negativity with a standout track from last year's well-received comeback album I Look To You.

The synthy backing is sharp and bouncy enough to sound bang-up-to-date, but it's also classy as hell, saving Houston from even the slightest hint of the granny-in-a-short-skirt indignity that some futurepop-chasing veterans have faced. Instead, we get a fabulous melody and nu-Whitney's still more-than-capable voice twisting around some fine lyrics about havin' nothin' but love for all - family, teachers, lovers and exes alike ("For anyone who tried to hate on me / Even the ones who tried to break me / Even the ones who tried to take me down"). If anything, her now slightly-husky tones lend more passion and feeling than the flawless soaring of her heyday. A modern Whitney classic.

5/5 Stars



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