In what has clearly been one of the most anticipated musical comebacks of the last forty years, Swedish pop group ABBA have overnight announced dates for their new concert experience, a new album as well as dropping two new songs almost completely without warning.
Reforming forty years after 1981’s album ‘The Visitors’ (written in the wake of the divorces of the two couples in the band) ABBA is set to release their latest album ‘Voyage’ on 5 November.
The album features new songs, including a Christmas song, and two tracks from it – the epic ballad ‘I Still Have Faith in You’ and the shimmying number ‘Don’t Shut Me Down’ – are out now.
Their new concert experience is set to begin in May 2022.
In the concert, digital versions of themselves from when they were younger will appear alongside a live ten-piece band nightly at a new venue in London’s Olympic Park called ABBA Arena.
Tickets for the concert go on sale on Tuesday.
Speaking of their reunion, and referring to Benny and Björn as exceptionally talented songwriters, Anni-Frid said:
“Such joy it was to work with the group again – I am so happy with what we have made.”
When speaking about Anni-Frid and Agnetha’s return, Björn said:
“I was completely floored by the way they delivered those songs.”
Benny also commented on Anni-Frid’s and Agnetha’s return and the group’s return, saying:
“I think hearing Frida and Agnetha singing again is hard to beat . . . We’re truly sailing in uncharted waters. With the help of our younger selves, we travel into the future.”
For more information visit https://abbavoyage.com/