In this Dream Tour segment, the pop artist, FFINN, reveals who he would want on his ultimate tour lineup. You can check out their picks, after the break.
My dream tour line-up would be one that features two groups or artists that I missed out on seeing for different reasons.
ABBA was my first introduction to music when I was growing up and I was mesmerized. When I was 9 they undertook a tour of Northern Europe and it would have been possible to see them in the UK, but my parents felt that I was too young. Critics would say often that they weren’t a great band on stage, but I think that’s down to the fact that their recordings contained so much energy and detail that it was impossible for them to replicate that on stage. If you look at the live footage in ABBA The Movie, there is so much energy and excitement there and they clearly love having that feedback from a live audience.
I say I’d love to see them live in an “ideal” gig, but I have to say I’m pretty much dreading this forthcoming “ABBAtars” tour that will feature them as holograms. They did so well for many years, staying out of the spotlight and never re-forming that it helped give them a reputation as legends that they were long-due but which had evaded them when they were a working band. By giving in to pressure and reforming for this, I can’t help wonder if we’re not in for some kind of anti-aging freak show.
I’d put them on the same bill as Lady Gaga for the same reason. Twice I’ve tried to see her live and twice she’s had to cancel due to illness. She started as pure pop but has proved herself so versatile as a writer and a singer. Her live shows are really extra and I’m sure there is not a dull moment in her live shows.
And then – imagine if she were to sing alongside ABBA? Somehow I think she owes some of her musical heritage to them. It doesn’t sound as weird as you might at first think.