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Could be on stage digitally: Cyndi Lauper


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Concerts without artists?

A Swedish company is making this possible through holograms.

Cyndi Lauper is the next musician looking to take advantage of this technology.

Those responsible for the virtual show “Abba Voyage” have secured the rights to most of the award-winning singer’s music.

On future music projects, Lauper will work with the entertainment company Pophouse, which was co-founded by Abba musician Björn Ulvaeus.

The company announced this on Thursday.

At “Abba Voyage” in London, fans of the Swedish pop group can experience a live concert by the band without the group themselves being on stage.

Instead, so-called “Abbatars” appear, i.e. avatars modeled on the band members.

Pophouse said it is working with Lauper to find a creative way to honor her legacy and experience her story.

What exactly will be seen was not clear from the information.

The 70-year-old's most popular hits include "Girls Just Want to Have Fun", "Time After Time" and "True Colors" - all of these songs will be included in the project.

Lauper is not the only one who wants to emulate Abba.

The band Kiss also works with Pophouse and presented their avatars at a farewell concert in New York last year.

A virtual concert can also bring long-dead artists back to life.

The British company Layered Reality wants to bring the "King of Rock 'n' Roll" back to the stage.

In November, a performance in London will be the start of a series of shows that will also bring Elvis Presley to the stage in life-size digital form in Las Vegas, Tokyo and Berlin.