‘Abbatars’ Bjorn Ulvaeus says the avatar shows could go on forever

Bjorn Ulvaeus has insisted ABBA’s avatar shows could go on indefinitely.

The Swedish pop icons – additionally comprising Agnetha Faltskog, 71, Benny Andersson, 74, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, 75 – are performing digitally as ‘Abbatars’ with a stay 10-piece band subsequent year as a part of the ABBA Voyage run, and the 76-year-old singer-songwriter has insisted this sort of live performance means the run could go on forever.

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Ulvaeus advised reporters at the launch of his Credits Due marketing campaign – which goals to resolve royalties points – this week:

“Abbatars never tire. They can do 10 shows a day. No private jets. No riders. No worries about voices.”

The Thank You For The Music hitmakers has teamed up with an 850-strong staff from Industrial Light & Magic – the company based by George Lucas – to create digital variations of themselves for the live performance, utilizing months of motion-capture and efficiency methods.

The Voyage live performance expertise will open on 27 May 2022 at the ABBA Arena, which is a state-of-the-art 3,000 capability area situated at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.

The live performance will characteristic ABBA’s two new tracks, I Still Have Faith In You and Don’t Shut Me Down, in addition to songs from their upcoming album.


The band’s new studio album Voyage is about for launch on 5 November.

However, Ulvaeus has dominated out utilizing the new music to make one other instalment of their Mamma Mia! motion pictures.

“I don’t think you could squeeze another story out of that,” he stated.

Amanda Seyfried – who starred as Sophie in the 2008 authentic flick and the 2018 sequel Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again – beforehand cast doubt on the risk of a 3rd sequel, suggesting that there isn’t sufficient ABBA music to make it occur.

The Mank star stated:

“So yeah, I wish there was a ‘Mamma Mia 3’, but I’ll tell you what – I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again and I hope I’m wrong again.”

“I don’t think there are enough ABBA songs to make a third movie. Because we’d have to use ‘Super Trooper’ again and we’d have to use Mamma Mia again and have to use them in a different way.”

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