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Thank you for the music, Abba-tars. We’ll take a chance on the ...


Thank you for the music, Abba-tars. We’ll take a chance on the new you

After 40 years Abba has returned to the stage — its members as virtual avatars for London gigs

Kristian Brunse and Sarah Mills

Performing their much-loved hits, among the Mamma Mia! and Dancing Queen, Swedish supergroup Abba have returned to the stage, albeit as digital avatars, for a new London concert residency.

Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, Agnetha Faltskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad have been brought to virtual life as digital versions of themselves from their 1970s heyday, thanks to motion-capture technology. Their last performance together was some 40 years ago.

The foursome, all now in their 70s, posed for pictures together at the concert’s red-carpet premiere late last week at a purpose-built venue, dubbed Abba Arena...

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