Biff Byford, the lead vocalist of the longstanding British heavy metal band Saxon, has shared his perspective on KISS’s recent venture into the virtual realm. KISS has announced plans to present concerts featuring digitally animated avatars, similar to the virtual concert experience introduced by Swedish pop icons ABBA. During a recent interview on the Classic Album Review YouTube show, Byford, who has been at the helm of Saxon since its inception in the late 1970s, expressed his reservations about a virtual KISS show.
“I don’t think they should do it. [It’s] daft,” remarked Byford. “I think it works for ABBA because ABBA’s been defunct for years and years and years… And ABBA, they’re pop; they’re not rock. Now, if people want to go see an avatar show of them, then fair enough.”
Secure your tickets for Sonic Temple via StubHub, where tickets are fully insured and guaranteed through FanProtect. Byford added that, despite not having witnessed the ABBA show titled ABBA Voyage, presented at the ABBA Arena in London, he had heard that “it’s absolutely fantastic.”
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