You’re probably guilty of knowing all the words to “Dancing Queen.” Now there’s going to be a hologram tour.
It’s why the Swedish pop group is planning a global tour, more than three decades after their last official tour before disbanding in 1982. But they won’t be there in person, despite reuniting for a performance in 2016 that no one managed to record.
“It’s perfect. We can be on stage while I’m home walking the dogs,” ABBA’s Benny Andersson, told the Herald Sun.
“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.”
So far, the use of holograms for musical performances have been for reserved for artists who are dead.
It all kicked off from that Coachella Tupac performance back in 2012, with a Michael Jackson follow-up at the Billboard Awards in 2015. However, in this year’s French elections, presidential candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon appeared as a hologram to speak simultaneously at seven rallies.
According to the Herald Sun, the band members of ABBA have had their measurements taken over the past year, and the hologram’s end result will resemble the band at their peak in the late-1970s. How fantastic, a hologram tour!
The quartet will be projected in front of a live band, with the vocals stripped from the records and audio from their 1977 Australian tour.
“It’ll be like you’re in 1977, with a live band, live backing vocals, a great set design with lights and sound, everything will be like a live concert,” Andersson added.
Considering singer Agnetha Faltskog’s noted fear of flying, it’s certainly a worthy (and economical) option of touring in this case. But we’re not too excited about it potentially replacing live touring.