"Technology breakthrough" could help Rolling Stones secure legacy, says Mick Jagger
July 13, 2022"Who knows what technology lies in store down the road?" the rock star queried in a recent interview, referencing the ABBA Voyage concert in London.
Mick Jagger has said that digital technology used by ABBA's virtual Voyage concert offers bands like The Rolling Stones a “technology breakthrough” to secure their legacies.
Speaking to Matt Wilkinson on Apple Music Hits, the superstar discussed how one could ensure that The Stones' legacy will live on, saying that he could not give "a one-line answer, because I haven't really honestly thought about it.
"The ABBA thing gives you this kind of technology breakthrough, which, I haven't actually seen it yet," he continued. "I was supposed to go and see it, but there was a train strike. So, I didn't get to go. I wasn't going on the train, but ... the traffic was horrible, so I can't really answer that.
"Obviously technology is going to give you some of the answers to this, and who knows what technology lies in store down the road? We're already in an AI world of doing this stuff, and you can do a lot of musical stuff with not very complicated computerisation, as well."
The ABBA Voyage concert, named after the band's 2021 album Voyage, has immortalised one of the biggest pop acts of all time in holographic form. It takes place in a 3000-capacity arena that was "purpose-built around ABBA’s timeless music" at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London and uses cutting-edge technology, which brings Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad alive as digital avatars. What results is a ‘ground-breaking’ (Metro) 90-minute concert that ‘needs to be seen to be believed’ (BBC).