ABBA Voyage team are 'in talks' for Elvis Presley hologram show in the UK

13 June 2024, 11:13 | Updated: 13 June 2024, 12:25

Elvis Presley during the Comeback Special in 1968
Elvis Presley during the Comeback Special in 1968. Picture: Getty Images

By Mayer Nissim

Could we see Elvis Presley on stage in the UK like never before?

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When it comes to "impossible" live shows, Elvis Presley is with good reason the white whale for many.

(No) thanks to his manager Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis never toured outside the US, and of course, his tragic death in 1977 aged just 42 meant that we've had several generations now who have heard his music but never got the chance to see him perform.

There have been several attempts to give fans a live Elvis experience over the years.

The King has been beamed on stage backed by a real live band or orchestra several times, while immersive entertainment company Layered Reality is also planning an AI-powered experiential Elvis Evolution show for London in 2024.

But the launch of the groundbreaking ABBA Voyage show in 2022 has given hope for the most realistic Elvis show possible since Presley's death nearly half a century ago.

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According to the Daily Telegraph, Pophouse – the creator of ABBA Voyage – has held talks with Sony Music, which owns the rights to Elvis's music.

It adds that talks have also been held with Authentic Brands Group, which owns the rights to Elvis's image and likeness.

Should talks be successful and a show go ahead, it will be crafted in a very different manner to the ABBA Voyage show.

ABBA: Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Agnetha Faltskog
ABBA: Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Agnetha Faltskog. Picture: Getty Images

Voyage was created by using hours of newly-recorded motion capture footage of Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad.

The shooting took five weeks and used 55 cameras, with body doubles also filmed to capture choreography.

This footage was used by Industrial Light & Magic to create computer-generated images of the band as their younger selves, performing each night with a real-live backing band.