After nearly 40 years without new music, ABBA have announced their return with a brand-new album and concert tour that will feature a virtual stage show!
Their new album, titled “Voyage,” is expected to be released on November 5th of this year and comes at-long-last with fans rejoicing. In a statement made on Thursday, the group said that “[they] took a break in the spring of 1982 and now [have] decided it’s time to end it. Well, better late than never!
For their upcoming concert series, the group has been working on holographic and visual effects as well as motion capture, among other techniques, that will encapsulate the group virtually when their tour kicks off in London on May 27th of next year. ABBA joked “They say it’s foolhardy to wait more than 40 years between albums, so we’ve recorded a follow-up to “The Visitors.”
The group is comprised of two married couples which, by combining the first initials of its 4 members, creates the acronym that we all know as ABBA; Agnetha Fltskog, 71, Bjrn Ulvaeus, 76, Benny Andersson, 74, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, 75.
“We’re going to be able to sit back in an audience and watch our digital selves perform our songs,” said the quadruplet. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame back in 2010, their music has lived on in popularity largely because of the on-stage musical “Mamma Mia!” and the two films that followed in its wake.
To say that I'm excited to hear their new music would be an understatement. Ready your ears, Dancing Queens!