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In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, The Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger hinted at the possibility of the iconic band embarking on a posthumous hologram tour.
This revelation comes in the wake of the success of ABBA‘s “Voyage” show, where holographic versions of the Swedish pop group’s members take the stage.
Rolling Stones to embark on a hologram tour?
Jagger acknowledged the rapid advancements in technology, saying, “You can have a posthumous business now, can’t you? You can have a posthumous tour. The technology has really moved on since the ABBA thing, which I was supposed to go to, but I missed it.”
While Jagger did not confirm whether The Rolling Stones were actively considering a hologram tour, the suggestion has ignited speculation among fans and industry insiders.
This comes after the notion of holographic performances has gained traction in recent years, with ABBA’s “Voyage” show being a prime example. In fact, ABBA’s holographic concert has become a major attraction in London since its inception, attracting fans and audiences of all generations.
The Rolling Stones themselves are no strangers to pushing the boundaries of live performances. Jagger proudly noted in the interview that the band pioneered the concept of arena tours and stadium tours, revolutionizing the live music experience. Consequently, their approach to live shows has left an indelible mark on the music industry.
In addition to discussing the potential hologram tour, Jagger also touched upon the band’s forthcoming 24th studio album, “Hackney Diamonds,” set to be released on October 20. The album boasts an impressive lineup of collaborators, including Paul McCartney, Lady Gaga, Elton John, and Stevie Wonder. Notably, the album will feature drum parts from the late Charlie Watts and bass contributions from founding member Bill Wyman.
Despite turning 80 in July, Jagger maintains his enthusiasm for music and performing. He candidly joked about the reactions of people around him, saying, “People get out of my way, in case I fall over.” His 2019 heart surgery hasn’t slowed him down, as he swiftly recovered and got back into the gym.
While the idea of a hologram tour is speculative at this point, it showcases the evolving landscape of live music and the potential for iconic acts like The Rolling Stones to continue captivating audiences, even beyond their lifetimes. The music world eagerly awaits further developments on this front, as technology continues to blur the lines between the past and the future of live performances.