The quartet had seen the show for themselves a few days earlier. “We were somewhere back in the dark, so no one saw us,” Bjorn said. “It was incredible.” Ulvaeus also admitted that it was too emotional for him to see his younger self on the show.
In September last year, ABBA released a new album for the first time in 40 years. The group members revealed their “ABBA Voyage” project via a live broadcast. Finally, the group officially released Voyage on November 5. It is at least forty years since the release of their latest album, The Visitors. A new concert was also announced at that time.
Agnetha, Björn, Benny and Anni-Frid will not be seen on stage themselves, but so-called ABBA-tars, digital versions of the musicians. “What will you see when you attend this party? We,” Benny emphasized. The concert will take place in London on May 27, 2022, in a specially designed arena. “Bjorn and I were in London three years ago. I said, ‘Do you think it’s smart to go on tour with this?’ ‘Because it’s so complicated,’ said Benny. ‘And I said, ‘Why don’t we do it here?’ “. So I said: Then we’ll make one ourselves.” The show will last about 1.5 hours, and 22 songs will be played.
ABBA separated in 1982. Their last performance came in 1986 and was broadcast on Swedish TV. This was also the last time the four members of the group appeared in public together.