If you’re a fan of ABBA, then you might get to see the popular hitmakers in action after thirty long years! You won’t be seeing them live, though. You will be seeing holograms.
The news officially confirms what appears to be rumors back then when the ABBA members revealed they were planning a ‘secret virtual reality experience.’ In on the plan is Benny Andersson, now an ABBA member, and the music giant Simon Fuller.
Andersson finally revealed the plan for the band to have what appears to be a ‘digital tour’ around the world two years from now.
Fans will finally see Andersson and ABBA members Agnetha Faltskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, and Bjorn Ulvaeus united again in a concert. It’s hinted that their digital avatars will be reminiscent of their peak years in the seventies.
The team will perform digitally as a ‘live’ band, with vocals from audio recordings of their tours in the seventies. It will be as if the fans are sent back in time, back in ABBA’s limelight.
As per Music News, Andersson said the digital tour idea was inspired by ‘revivals’ of music legends in concerts years back. Legendary icon Tupac Shakur was virtually ‘present’ in Coachella in 2012, while the King of Pop Michael Jackson graced the stage at the 2015 Billboard Awards.
“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,” Andersson told Herald Sun from Australia.
It can be remembered that the hit group ABBA disbanded way back in 1982, although fans did see them for a reunion last 2016 in Sweden for their 50th anniversary. Fans of the band will remember them singing ‘The Way Old Friends Do,’ allowing fans to reminisce with the long journey of the group.
The tour dates for the digital tour haven’t been revealed yet. However, fans will surely be excited for this digital ‘reunion’ of sorts.
Andersson appears to also be writing new music with Ulvaeus for a sequel of the hit Mamma Mia! movie, named Mamma Mia Here We Go Again!
The original Mamma Mia! film is actually based on the musical of the same name that took a lot of inspiration from ABBA.