ABBA | Las Vegas sites in “bidding war” to host a potential ABBA avatar residence
Abba would be the subject of a fierce bidding war between Las Vegas venues for a potential avatar residence in 2024.
The iconic Swedish band – comprising BENNY ANDERSSON, 74, Agnetha Faltskog, 71, BJORN ULVAEUS, 76, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, also 76 – have just made a triumphant return, winning a number one album with “Abba Voyage” , which presented their first new music in nearly 40 years, as they also won their first-ever Grammy nomination with the LP’s single, “I Still Have Faith in You,” which is nominated for recording by the year.
And although Benny and Bjorn insist they are done when it comes to more new music and new shows, it has now been claimed that MGM Resorts, Caesars Palace and Resorts World are locked in a battle for host the hitmakers’ digital avatar show ‘Waterloo’ named after Sin City’s record breaking.
It has even been claimed that the ‘Money, Money, Money’ hitmakers could rake in nearly a billion pounds if they accepted a deal.
A source told The Sun’s Weird column: “There is a huge appetite for Abba’s new ‘Voyage’ show in Las Vegas.
MGM Resorts, Caesars Palace and Resorts World are desperate to secure it and have been locked in a bidding war over it.
“Abba’s appeal is global and it would be a huge showcase to have this new avatar technology on the Vegas Strip.
“Talks are in their early stages between the promoters and the Big Three casinos here for entertainment.
The word is that the major decision, aside from the money matter, is about the best fit for the sound installation and the creation of an intimate crowd.
“The dream would be for the series to move to the United States after its London and Vegas tour, it is believed that it could make close to a billion pounds sterling.
“Plans at the moment center on a suggested opening in 2024 that would coincide with the 50th anniversary of their victory at ‘Eurovision’ and the release of ‘Waterloo’ to top the charts.”
The “Dancing Queen” stars will perform digitally as “Abbatars” with a 10-piece live band next year as part of their “ABBA Voyage” tour, and Bjorn recently insisted that this guy together means the race could go on forever.
He said: “The abbatars never tire. They can do 10 shows a day. No private jets. No riders. No worries about the voices. “
The “Thank You For The Music” hitmakers teamed up with an 850-person team from Industrial Light & Magic – the company founded by George Lucas – to create digital versions of themselves for the gig, using months of motion capture and performance techniques. .
The “Voyage” concert experience kicks off on May 27, 2022 at the ABBA Arena, a state-of-the-art 3,000-seat arena located at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.