Is David Bowie set for ABBA Voyage-style virtual reality concert?

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27 Feb 2023, 11:16

David Bowie on stage.

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Talks are reportedly taking place regarding a potential David Bowie virtual reality show, which would “recreate” the late, great artist’s “charisma and electric showmanship.”

According to The Mirror, a hologram adventure is being considered for the Starman, inspired by the ABBA Voyage residency.

The Swedish band have been turned into ‘Abba-tars’ who belt out the hits at a purpose-built stadium at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.

Well, Bowie fans might be able to experience something similar, with a source telling 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, director Brett Morgen, who helmed the excellent 2022 film Moonage Daydream, 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.”

Before his death in 2016, Bowie released 26 solo albums across a sparkling career which was at the cutting edge of music and fashion. He created personas such as Ziggy Stardust and the Thin White Duke, and released iconic tracks including Rebel Rebel, Heroes, Life on Mars, and Modern Love. 

Another exciting development for Bowie fans is that the artist’s life and legacy will be illustrated with thousands of previously unseen archive pieces as part of a new music venue.

The collection, acquired by the V&A Museum, will feature letters, lyrics, photos, stage designs, music awards and costumes from across the legend’s career.

It will go on display in 2025, in a brand new east London venue called The David Bowie Centre for the Study of Performing Arts which, like the ABBA Voyager venue, will be located in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in East London.