Iconic super group ABBA teases major announcement ahead of brand new music08/26/2021
The Swedish legends behind Dancing Queen launched the a new website on Thursday morning. It's titled "ABBA Voyage", and they have asked fans to register interest in a new project.
It is expected to be a long-awaited "hologram tour" that ABBA initially announced in 2016.
Excitingly, the band are also expected to release five new songs to accompany the show.
The ABBA Voyage announcement featured a cryptic image of four glowing planets, accompanied by the date September 2.
The quartet – Agnetha Faltskog, 71, Anna-Frid Lyngstad, 75, Bjorn Ulvaeus, 76, and Benny Andersson, 74, – had their first major hit, Ring Ring, in 1972.
They conquered the world in the decade that followed, selling millions of records and wowing crowds as far afield as Australia. They also won the Eurovision Song Contest, held in Brighton, in 1974.
Since their split, the music of ABBA has been the inspiration behind the musical stage show Mamma Mia! and its two films.
Madonna also sampled the band's hit Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) for her 2005 smash Hung Up.
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ABBA returned to the studio in 2018, promising two new songs later that year.
Those tracks, I Still Have Faith In You and Don't Shut Me Down, have been repeatedly delayed – and the band are now planning to release five tracks to thank loyal fans for their patience.
Earlier this year, Bjorn confirmed that the music would "definitely" come out this year.
According to The Sun, the Abba Voyage shows will involve ‘Abba-tars’, or holograms, of the Swedish stars as their younger selves, performing their biggest hits.
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The show will reportedly be accompanied by a documentary film showing the process from making new music to the building of a theatre in East London for the hi-tech show.
A source said: "Bjorn, Benny, Agnetha and Anni-Frid will all be there on the opening night. And they will finally unveil their Abba-tars, which are like holograms of themselves."
We're sure that the band aren't just doing this for the Money, Money, Money.
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