ABBA: Avatars in TV Special
ABBA will return to the U.S. this year -- in digital form.
After turning down countless offers for a reunion tour, the Swedish legends have struck a deal with NBC and the BBC for a TV special starring avatars based on their digital images. The foursome will perform one ABBA song during the tribute show -- which will also feature other guest artists.
Bjorn Ulvaeus tells the European news service AFP, "The centrepiece…will be something I call 'Abbatars'. It is digital versions of ABBA, from 1979... With videos and lip-synching, they'll create digital copies of us from 1979."
Ulvaeus says the digital images -- created by Silicon Valley artists -- will also be used for a live production expected to tour in 2019. (The Local of Sweden)
I visited the ABBA Museum in Stockholm, Sweden a couple of years ago. You have the opportunity to get up on stage and sing along with ABBA.