ABBA on road again but this time as ABBA-tars

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - NEWS -

ABBA is plan­ning to tour Aus­tralia – as holo­grams or ABBAtars.

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 band mem­bers have al­ready spent a year hav­ing their mea­sure­ments taken to make the avatars as life­like as pos­si­ble. How­ever, the holo­grams will be based on how ABBA looked in 1979.

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