Abba is back, reveals brand-new album and virtual performance after 40 years

Abba is back, reveals brand-new album and virtual performance after 40 years

Swedish pop group Abba revealed Thursday that they will launch a brand-new album– their very first in 40 years– and “carry out” a performance as digital characters in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Abba reveals reunion album, virtual shows

Abba has actually revealed a reunion album and a series of virtual performances utilizing holographic avatars 40 years after their separation. 2: 03

Swedish super star group Abba revealed Thursday they are launching a brand-new album, Trip, and will “carry out” a show– as digital characters– in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Band members Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson made the statement personally on Thursday at the park’s ArcelorMittal Orbit sculpture.

The Abba Arena, a brand-new purpose-built place that can hold 3,000 audience members, is being developed at the park to host the group’s approaching performance.

The statement was relayed on a YouTube livestream occasion, which saw more than 200,000 individuals tune in around the world.

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The livestream on Abba’s main YouTube channel started with a brand-new tune, I Still Trust You, sung by the band’s avatars, likewise referred to as Abba-tars.

The group developed social networks channels particularly for the Abba Trip task recently. Fans were informed to sign up with Abba at, where they might sign up to be the “very first in line” to hear more about the job.

Join us at #ABBAVoyage

—– @ABBAVoyage

On Tuesday, the band published another teaser on Twitter motivating fans to join them at 5: 45 p.m. U.K. time Thursday to be part of a “historical” occasion.

” The journey will start,” the tweet stated.

Join us at 5: 45 pm (UK time) this Thursday for an unique livestream statement on YouTube. The journey will start. #ABBAVoyage #ABBA

—– @ABBAVoyage

‘ Abba-tars’ will carry out brand-new and old tunes

The Swedish pop group– comprised of Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad– is best understood for hit songs like Dancing Queen and The Winner Takes It All, which were adjusted for the musical Mamma Mia! in 1999.

Although the quartet will not appear on-stage for their show, they will look like digitized variations of their more youthful selves. These ‘ Abba-tars’ were produced by George Lucas’ worldwide results center, Industrial Light & Magic (ILM).

The concept for the show has actually remained in the works considering that 2016.

” We wished to do it prior to we are dead,” chuckled Andersson.

What do you think about the makeover everybody?

@ABBA are back with #ABBAVoyage, a new album and advanced show

For the show, the band have actually been digitised utilizing modern movement capture innovation, created by @ILMVFX!

—– @ABBAVoyage

The band chose it was too made complex for them to carry out live, however they still wished to carry out in some way.

” With the assistance of our more youthful selves, we take a trip into the future,” Andersson described.

The show, slated for 2022, has a setlist of 22 tunes, consisting of traditional hits like Dancing Queen.

The band will likewise carry out brand-new music, consisting of tunes I Still Trust You and Do Not Shut Me Down, which were provided to the general public today.

The band Abba, from left, Benny Andersson, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Agnetha Fältskog and Björn Ulvaeus, seen in Stockholm in 1974, revealed a brand-new album and virtual show Thursday. (Olle Lindeborg/AFP/Getty Images)

Abba’s roadway to reuniting

Returning together to tape-record their brand-new music revived terrific memories, stated Andersson. Both he and Ulvaeus stated they wanted Fältskog and Lyngstad had actually had the ability to sign up with them for Thursday’s statement.

Gary Collins of the Authorities International ABBA Fan Club recommended it was the band’s chemistry that made them wish to reunite, tape brand-new music and go “on trip” after numerous years.

” I believe they discovered they rather missed out on being with each other,” he stated.

Given that performing their tune Waterloo at the Eurovision Tune Contest in Brighton, England, in 1974, Abba is approximated to have actually offered practically 400 million songs and albums throughout the world.

The band, which at first included 2 couples, split in 1983 after marital relationship breaks up in between Ulvaeus and Faltskog, and Lyngstad and Andersson.

Around a years after dissolving, the group launched ABBA GOLD: Greatest Strikes in 1992, which ended up being an around the world bestseller.

In 2016, the group commemorated Abba’s 50 th anniversary by carrying out on phase together for the very first time in 30 years. The last time the band was seen together prior to that efficiency was throughout the launch of the movie Mamma Mia! i n 2008.

The band revealed that they had actually tape-recorded 2 brand-new tunes, I Still Trust You and Do Not Shut Me Down, in 2018, their very first taped product in 35 years.

Performance tickets will go on sale on Sept. 7 and their brand-new album will be launched in November.