David Bowie "to be brought back to life" in avatar show following the success of ABBA's Voyage

Publish Date
Tuesday, 28 February 2023, 11:54AM

Much to the delight of music lovers, ABBA changed the entertainment world last year with the launch of their Voyage shows.

Agnetha Fältskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus reunited for the groundbreaking concert residency at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, which features virtual 'ABBAtars' presenting the group as they were in the '70s.

And the performances - which are taking place at a purpose-built venue - have been so popular they've now piqued the interest of the late David Bowie's Estate.

The legendary musician passed away in January 2016, at age 69, after being diagnosed with liver cancer, but now, his memory could live on as talks are in place to create an avatar adventure of his musical journey.

A source told The Mirror: "The idea of being able to recreate David's charisma and electric showmanship for an audience is an intoxicating one, and the prospect of how that might be done is being explored. It’s a very exciting time."

Meanwhile, Brett Morgen, who directed the 2022 Bowie film Moonage Daydream thinks it would be a very "interesting" plan.

He said: "Voyage was one of the greatest cinematic experiences I have ever seen. Could there be a Bowie one? I think there may be some interesting things happening ahead."

ABBA was captured in real life by more than 120 motion capture cameras before being digitised by an 800-strong team of visual effects artists.

 The 90-minute show features pre-recorded classics mixed with the band’s new numbers.

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