The iconic Swedish pop group ABBA is finally back together after almost four decades since it disbanded in 1982, treating fans with new songs, an album, and a concert tour.
Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, and Agnetha Fältskog, better known as ABBA, announced on Thursday, September 2, 2021, that they are reuniting for a 10-track album dubbed ‘Voyage.’
“First it was just two songs,” Benny Andersson said. “Then we said ‘maybe we should do, I don’t know, a few others. What do you say girls?’ And they said ‘yeah’ and then I asked ‘why don’t we do a full album?’”
Ahead of their awaited album release, the group already debuted two songs, “I Still Have Faith in You” and “Don’t Shut Me Down.”’
The Swedish hitmaker’s return is considered one of the most anticipated comebacks in pop culture and the group even hinted a Christmas song is included in the upcoming album.
The album will be officially released on Nov. 5 under Universal Music Group’s Capitol Records label.
Fans will also get to see the band perform in a series of virtual concerts, which will kick off next year.
The virtual tour will highlight the band as digital avatars, called “ABBA-tars,” alongside a live 10-piece band using motion capture technology.
The pop quartet’s virtual concert footage is directed by filmmaker Baillie Walsh and produced by Johan Renck – the Emmy-winning director of TV miniseries Chernobyl – and Svana Gisla, who worked with Renck on videos for David Bowie’s final album, Blackstar.
Benny Andersson’s film producer son, Ludwig is also on the creative team of this virtual tour.
The shows will open at the unique ABBA Arena in London on May 27, 2022.
Fans can register for presale tickets on September 2 before the general sale starts on September 7.
ABBA sold more than 385 million albums and topped charts from all over the world with a string of hits including “Dancing Queen”, “Mamma Mia”, ”Waterloo”, “The Winner Takes It All” and “Take A Chance On Me”.