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ABBA are planning a world tour in 2019 as holograms

You are probably guilty of knowing all of the words to “Dancing Queen.”

It the Swedish pop band is likely a tour that is global, more than three years before disbanding in 1982, after their final tour. But they will not be there in person, despite reuniting for a functionality in 2016 that no one was able to document.

Instead, they will be recreated into “electronic avatars” to get a virtual reality tour in 2019, something which was hinted in their Facebook webpage last October. This, despite all members of ABBA being really alive.

“It is perfect. We can be on stage while I’m home walking the dogs,” ABBA’s Benny Andersson, informed that the Herald Sun.

“I do not need to leave my residence. If this really works rsquo, there &;ll become a lot of artists wanting to do the exact same thing, even performers who are still young and still touring. It’s a very interesting project.”

Thus far, the use of holograms for musical performances are for reserved.  

Everything kicked off from that Coachella Tupac functionality back in 2012, with a Michael Jackson followup in the Billboard Awards in 2015. However, within this year’s French elections, presidential candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon appeared as a hologram to speak simultaneously at seven rallies.

As stated by the Herald Sun, the band members of ABBA have had their measurements taken over the last year, and the hologram’s end result will resemble the band at their peak in the late-1970s.  

The quartet will be projected together with the vocals stripped in the documents and sound in their 1977 Australian tour, in front of a live band.  

“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 probably 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 are not too excited about it replacing touring.  

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