Sir Mick Jagger: “The ABBA thing gives you that kind of technological breakthrough…” – Music News
Sir Mick Jagger says avatar shows like ABBA offer endless opportunities for veterans.
The Rolling Stones frontman didn’t wonder if the ‘Start Me Up’ rockers – who have been touring for 60 years – might have their own digital hologram gig in the future, but he’s intrigued by the “tech breakthrough “.
Speaking to Matt Wilkinson on Apple Music Hits, the 78-year-old music legend said, “It would be stupid of me to give you a one-line answer because I haven’t really thought about it.
“The ABBA thing gives you that kind of technological breakthrough, which I haven’t seen yet.
“I was supposed to go see him, but there was a train strike. So I couldn’t go there. I wasn’t going to take the train, but… the traffic was horrible, so I can’t really answer that.
“Obviously technology is going to give you some of the answers to that, and who knows what technology is coming down the road?
“We’re already in a world of artificial intelligence to do this kind of stuff, and you can also do a lot of musical things with not very complicated computerization.”
In May, the Swedish icons kicked off their spectacular ‘ABBA Voyage’ concert featuring their ‘Abba-tars’ (holograms) in a purpose-built arena in Stratford, east London.
The 90-minute show features pre-recorded classics mixed with the band’s new numbers such as “Don’t Shut Me Down”.
ABBA gave its last concert a little over 41 years ago.
The avatar shows could continue even after the group – consisting of Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad – have left this world.
And the “Super Trouper” hitmakers recently teased that they plan to use their concert holograms for “some exciting new stuff” in the future.
They said: “If you are an ABBA fan, who has been following us faithfully for many years, we hope you will see the Abba-tars as agents in the new story, which could lead to some exciting new things to come. the future. “