ABBA-tars back for virtual tour
ABBA are planning to tour Australia — as holograms or ABBA-tars.
The iconic pop band is being digitally recreated as avatars for a 2019 virtual reality world tour — that will likely see them back on stage at Australian arenas.
The hi-tech tour would be the first of its kind, with holograms usually reserved for dead musicians.
“It’s perfect,” ABBA’s Benny Andersson said. “We can be on stage while I’m home walking the dogs. I don’t have to leave my house. If this really works there’ll be a lot of artists wanting to do the same thing, even artists who are still young and still touring. It’s a very interesting project.”
All four members of ABBA are involved, being digitally “cast” for the virtual-reality tour, which was an idea pitched to them by Idol creator Simon Fuller.
The holograms will be based on how they looked in 1979.
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