Mick Jagger thinks Abba’s hologram show offers up possibilities for other veteran acts

The singer said he hadn’t thought much about how to ensure The Rolling Stones’ legacy (Picture: WireImage/Johan Persson)

has said ’s virtual concert offers bands such as a ‘technology breakthrough’ to secure their legacies.

Abba Voyage launched at a purpose-built stadium in in May with a star-studded event attended by the Swedish pop superstars, reunited in public for the .

Five years in the making, the concert features singing and dancing to some 20 of their hits.

In a new interview, The Rolling Stones’ singer was asked how he planned to ensure the band’s legacy lives on in the next 50 years or more.

‘That would be stupid to me to give you a one-line answer, because I haven’t really honestly thought about it,’ he began.

‘The Abba thing gives you this kind of technology breakthrough, which – I haven’t actually seen it yet.

Abba Voyage was something that intrigued him, however (Picture: PA)
The Rolling Stones recently wowed at BST Hyde Park festival in London (Picture: Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

‘I was supposed to go and see it, but there was a train strike. So I didn’t get to go. I wasn’t going on the train, but … the traffic was horrible, so I can’t really answer that, Sir Mick admitted to Matt Wilkinson on Apple Music Hits.

He continued: ‘Obviously technology is going to give you some of the answers to this, and who knows what technology lies in store down the road?

‘We’re already in an AI world of doing this stuff, and you can do a lot of musical stuff with not very complicated computerisation, as well.’

Abba’s Benny Andersson, Agnetha Fältskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Björn Ulvaeus united for the first performance of their groundbreaking ‘Abbatar’ show (Picture: Getty)
The Rolling Stones, pictured here in June, first formed in 1962 (Picture: Getty)

The Abba Voyage show, which ,  is taking place at a purpose-built 3,000-capacity arena at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London.

The so-called Abbatars were created through months of motion-capture and performance techniques with the four band members and an 850-strong team from Industrial Light and Magic, the company founded by Star Wars creator George Lucas, in its first foray into music.

During the concert, they are backed by a live band of 10 musicians and a complex light show.

The Rolling Stones, who , formed in London in 1962 and have featured a rotating cast of musicians, with Sir Mick and Keith Richards the only two remaining founding members.

Drummer aged 80 and has been replaced by touring musician Steve Jordan, while Ronnie Wood first joined the band in 1975.


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