On their comeback after almost 40 years they landed a No1 album and their first Grammy nod for the new song I Still Have Faith In You.
But now ABBA could be on track to make some serious money, money, money – after three Las Vegas Hotels started a bidding war for the concert show “Abbatar” of the Swedish supergroup Abba Voyage.
Three hotels in Las Vegas started a bidding war for the concert show “Abbatar” by the Swedish supergroup Abba VoyagePhoto credit: ABBA Travel
Insiders revealed how they hoped groundbreaking show, which kicks off in East London next May, would move on to Sin City after its run in the UK.
And when they sign the deal, the band – made up of Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad – will laugh all the way to the bank.
A source said: “The appetite for Abba’s new show Voyage in Las Vegas is great.
“MGM Resorts, Caesars Palace and Resorts World are desperate to secure it and are embroiled in a bidding war.
“Abba’s appeal is global and it would be a huge showcase to have this new Avatar technology on the Vegas Strip.
“Talks between organizers and the big three casinos here for entertainment are still in the early stages.
“It is said that the most important decision besides the money business is finding the best solution for the sound system and creating an intimate audience.
“The dream would be that the show would move to the US after its London run and raise nearly £ 1 billion in Vegas.
“For now, plans are focused on a proposed opening in 2024, which will begin at 50.
Abbas Voyage Show begins May 27th at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
The group will appear as digitally created versions of themselves, along with a ten-member band.
Björn recently said about the show and its importance: “I’ve thought a lot about what it actually means existentially.
“I am eternal in that regard. And we were the first to do that.
“And the first ones will always be remembered and mentioned again and again in the future – they were the pioneers.
“For me, I see myself as an Avatar from 1979 and don’t find that strange at all.”
Bottoms up, RiRi
GOOD girl turned bad Rihanna makes me blush with their new Savage X Fenty loungewear collection.
The chart topper turned up the heat and posed in the colorful tartan set that had a bizarre neckline on her bum.
Rihanna posed in this multi-colored tartan set with a bizarre neckline on the backCredit: INSTAGRAM / RIHANNA
Smoldering away Rihanna showed her derriere when she advertised the new collection online.
Definitely sexy for the bad girl RiRi, as the superstar was recently declared a billionaire by Forbes thanks to her hugely successful lingerie and make-up lines.
She looks great, but for the sake of her family, I hope she doesn’t wear pajamas on Christmas morning.
Danny ready for a hammam Christmas
DANNY Jones counts the days until December 25th after grabbing some Christmas presents.
the McFly Star, who is a guest on TV chef James Martin’s upcoming festive special on ITV, bagged a huge cooked ham.
Danny Jones counts the days to December 25th after grabbing some Christmas presentsImage credit: Goff
Danny told me how he set off right after filming and is now keeping it in his freezer.
Danny said, “I have three ‘Christmases’ this year during the holiday season – one in London, one in Leeds and one in York.
“And I got this huge ham full of jam from James Martin when I was doing his Christmas show.
“I can’t wait to get this started. I was on the show and he just said, ‘Do you want it?’ So I took it. “
If there’s room around your table, please invite me, Danny.
Haven’t heard for a long time
Rod Stewart says he can only communicate with a long-time “girlfriend” Elton John through the media after the Rocketman star stopped answering his calls.
The legendary singers have traded countless barbs over the years, but Rod says his attempt to call a truce fell on deaf ears.
Rod Stewart says he could only communicate through the media with longtime “friend” Elton John after the Rocketman star stopped answering his callsPhoto credit: Rex
He said, “He’s my old buddy. We don’t talk to each other much anymore. I miss him.”
When asked why he didn’t just pick up the phone, Rod continued, “I did. I invited his sons to play on my soccer field and got no response.
“We haven’t spoken since then. He just had a hip op, so I wish him all the best. We are still in love.”
Last November, Elton claimed he was keen to end the feud once and for all, saying, “There’s no point in getting revenge.”
I have a feeling these two will never really bury the hatchet.
Gary fears a Covid knockout
SCARED Gary Barlow was forced to take extra security measures to prevent fans from getting too close during his UK tour.
the take that The singer started his Christmas tour in Belfast over the weekend but admits it will be a “miracle” if he makes it to the end of the dates due to the ongoing pandemic.
Gary Barlow was forced to take extra security measures to keep fans from getting too close during his UK tourPhoto credit: Jamie Lucas
Gary is so afraid of the new Covid variant that he even stopped watching the news.
He said, “We just want to get through to the end of the tour, it’s going to be a miracle. I won’t get close to anyone. If the fans try to get close to us, we’ll run. “
He added, “We have to be so strict. One bad encounter and that could be the tour gone.
“I will really stay to myself. I’ll be quickly slipping in and out of the venues and hotels.
“I want to make sure I’m on stage every night.”
The singer, who is touring with former X Factor winner Leona Lewis, added, “I try not to watch the news as it scares my life but right now the show is great.”
One look, Bey
IT is checkmate for Beyonce how she delights in this black and white two-piece suit.
To prove that if you want something to go well then do it yourself, she modeled the latest collection from her new one Adidas x Ivy Park Area.
Beyonce has modeled the latest collection from their new Adidas x Ivy Park rangeCredit: INSTAGRAM / BEYONCE
After holding back lately, it is rumored that Bey might release an album next year.
Despite a string of singles and their Netflix show Homecoming Jay Zs missus has not released an album since Lemonade 2016.
She’s a damn good business woman, but I can’t wait to hear what she’s up to in the studio – hopefully in the not too distant future.
Donatella Versace performed the homage to the fashion designer Virgil Abloh, who died yesterday at the age of 41 of a “rare, aggressive form of cancer, cardiac angiosarcoma”.
Abloh, who founded the Off-White label, also had a close working relationship with Kanye West.
Donatella said, “The world has lost a fashion superstar.”
Bikini Mabe a British hit
I’ll be dusting my tuxedo again soon as the countdown to the Brit Awards 2022 is officially on.
I can tell you Annemarie, Joel Corry and Mabel will all be performing on the nomination show The Brits Are Coming next month.
Mabel will be appearing on the nomination show The Brits Are Coming next monthPhoto credit: Charlotte Wales
Glass Animals and Mimi Webb are also booked for the event on December 18th.
It was a record year for music, with Adele and Ed Sheeran both release chart top albums.
The hour-long TV special will reveal all of the nominations ahead of next year’s glamorous ceremony.
As part of a major overhaul, the awards will include four new genre-based gongs on February 15.
After four years at the helm, Jack Whitehall makes way for fellow comic Mo Gilligan at the O2 Arena Bash.
AFTER a really rocky time in the showbiz spotlight, it’s great to see Lindsay Lohan smiles again.
The actress revealed that yesterday she is engaged to friend of two years Bader Shammas.
The couple held up their hands to reveal their huge rock and looked as they posed for snaps.
Lindsay’s career also finally seems to be on the rise.
She will star in an as-yet-untitled Netflix Christmas rom-com set to be released next year.
It is also rumored that US hit writer Ryan Murphy has Lindsay in mind for one of his future projects.
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