ABBA, one of the most successful pop groups in the world, has announced that they are officially back. The Swedish band is coming up with new music and also announcing a long-awaited world tour. After 39 years, Agnetha, Björn, Benny, and Anni-Frid will be back on stage together, albeit in a virtual version. Looks like it’s going to be a legendary reunion. Pre-registration for tickets has already started.
Swedish band ABBA is back, although they never leave the dance floors. Since the Quartet launched a new website last week, the world has been gasping for what’s to come. It’s Thursday night around 7 p.m.: The pop band brought their new music. The songs I Still Believe in You and Don’t Shut Me Down were among the songs released. A new world tour has also been announced: ABBA Voyage.
The two new songs that were first introduced on Thursday set a completely new record. “Initially it was just a few songs,” Benny Anderson said during the show. “But then we thought: Why don’t we suddenly do an entire album?” “Voyage” will be the first studio album in forty years and will be released on November 5.
Band members Agnetha Fältskog (71), Anni-Frid Lyngstad (75), Björn Ulvaeus (76) and Benny Andersson (74) will appear together again after nearly forty years in the form of holograms, the so-called ‘ABBA-tars’ “They are the members during the glory years of their careers,” it seems. “They will sing, but also speak to the audience. It will be wonderful. Spectacular light and sound.”
The ABBA Voyage premiere will take place on May 27, 2022 at the ABBA Arena, a state-of-the-art 3,000 seat arena in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London. Public sale of tickets will begin on Tuesday 7 September, pre-registration for sale is already possible. Why London and not, say, its native Sweden? “Because London is simply the best city in the world,” Bjorn and Penny say around the same time during the performance. “The city is great for all things entertainment, we can’t help but start here.”