ABBA - Virtual Reality Tour - 2019 Sept 12, 2017 12:52:53 GMT Michal, abbafan456, and 2 more like this
Post by Deleted on Sept 12, 2017 12:52:53 GMT
Benny has confirmed that ABBA will return as a Virtual Reality Act in 2019.
There will be a Band on Stage - playing the instrumentation & there will be Digital Creations of
ABBA actually singing their Songs.
From 'The Local' - Tuesday 12th September 2017:
From BBC News:
From 'Music Week' - The UK's Music Industry Magazine:
From the 'N.M.E.' ('New Musical Express') Site:
We long gave up hope for a full Abba reunion concert, but plans for a virtual reality tour featuring all four members are still in the works, Sweden's music legend Benny Andersson has confirmed.
The Swedish quartet did perform on stage together last summer at a party to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first meeting of Andersson and his songwriting partner Björn Ulvaeus. But it was a private party so any Abba fan knows it does not count, no matter what the headlines say.
But a virtual reality reunion tour (plans for which have been reported in the past) is still in the pipeline, Andersson told Expressen in an interview ahead of the release of his new album 'Piano'.
“We see each other every now and then, we've done a few different things, and now we've got a project ahead of us,” said the Swede.
The idea, as it currently stands, is that Abba's songs will be performed by a live band and digital avatars of Andersson, Ulveaus, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Agnetha Fältskog will also be on stage.
Not a reunion in the flesh, but apparently as good as it gets.
The tour is planned to kick off in 2019, if it is good enough, according to Andersson.
“It will take a bit of time, it takes time to digitalize a face,” he told Expressen.
“It's fun that it's so technologically advanced. It will be interesting.”