KISS plans to debut hologram show in Las Vegas following retirement, following in ABBA’s footsteps.

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KISS are set to follow in ABBA’s footsteps by becoming the latest act to be immortalised as holograms.

The legendary rock band have been inundated with offers from several Las Vegas casinos to put on their own version of the show.

According to The Sun, the band are close to signing a deal which will see holograms of the group performing in their heyday.

Guitarist Tommy Thayer told how the group have received offers for hologram shows in cities around the world with Vegas the current frontrunner. 

He said: ‘A show like this needs a theatre which is built specifically for the show, so we have to decide where it’s going to be. And there’s considerations about New York, Singapore, Dubai, London of course, but Las Vegas as well is a strong contender.

KISS plans to debut hologram show in Las Vegas following retirement, following in ABBA’s footsteps.

KISS are set to follow in ABBA ‘s footsteps by becoming the latest act to be immortalised as holograms

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Abba ‘s hologram show Abba Voyage has pumped £322million into the British economy – with more than a million tickets bought at up to £181.50 each

‘And I’m a big fan of Las Vegas. This is where I live. So I can see something like that possibly happening here, but we’ll just have to wait and see.’

The band are said to be working with Pophouse, who oversee the ABBA hologram show in London.  

Tommy said KISS – who retired in 2023 – approved of the plans given the band are getting older and there is a lot of physicality required for their stage shows. 

He said: ‘That’s why we’ve decided to kind of bow out when things are still really strong with the band and the band is still really hot.’ 

Tommy stressed KISS didn’t want to ‘affect’ what ABBA does and said the Swedish band were probably looking at ‘other cities and other places’ to take their show.  

Formed in New York Ciy in 1973, KISS was originally made up of Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss. 

Known for their dramatic face makeup, KISS rose to stardom with their shock rock stage shows which often featured pyrotechnics, fire-breathing and smoking guitars.

Abba’s hologram show Abba Voyage has pumped £322million into the British economy – with more than a million tickets bought at up to £181.50 each.

According to The Sun, the band are close to signing a deal which will see holograms of the group performing in their heyday (KISS performing in 2015)

According to The Sun, the band are close to signing a deal which will see holograms of the group performing in their heyday (KISS performing in 2015)

Guitarist Tommy Thayer told how the group have received offers for hologram shows in cities around the world with Vegas the current frontrunner (KISS performing in 2018)

Guitarist Tommy Thayer told how the group have received offers for hologram shows in cities around the world with Vegas the current frontrunner (KISS performing in 2018) 

The positive financial impact of the Swedish hit-makers’ new venture in London has been revealed in a new report.

The four-piece band are represented as digital avatars in the popular attraction at Stratford’s Queen Elizabeth Park in east London, previously home of the London 2012 Olympics.

And Abba are evidently making ‘money, money, money’, to quote one of their hits, according to the new study. 

Glittery avatars representing each member are displayed each night before sell-out crowds.

A report looking back over a year of the Abba Voyage attraction has hauled its positive effects for the capital.

ABBA are represented as digital avatars in the popular attraction at Stratford's Queen Elizabeth Park in east London (L-R Benny Andersson, Agnetha Fältskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Bjorn Ulvaeus pictured in May 2022)

ABBA are represented as digital avatars in the popular attraction at Stratford’s Queen Elizabeth Park in east London (L-R Benny Andersson, Agnetha Fältskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Bjorn Ulvaeus pictured in May 2022)

Strategists Sound Diplomacy and social value consultancy RealWorth say the gigs at the 3,000-capacity Abba Arena contributed £322.6m in spending around the area.

More than 1million tickets were old, priced at around £181.50.

Only five more venues in the capital were visited more last year, the new report says. 

Abba Voyage showcases so-called ‘Abbatar’ versions of Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad.

The 90-minute concert includes such hits as Mamma Mia, The Winner Takes It All and Voulez-Vous.

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