They are the group you mention to bring in new fans to the Eurovision Song Contest, and now – for the first time in nearly four decades – Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad (ABBA) are coming back with some all-new music.
The Eurovision winners have launched a new website entitled ‘ABBA Voyage’, asking for fans to register their interest in the new project, which is expected to be a hologram tour the group initially announced all the way back in 2016.
ABBA will be making a livestream announcement at 2:45am AEST on the 3rd September (5:45pm UK time on the 2nd September).
The livestream has included the phrases “The journey is about to begin” and “Be part of a historic livestream”.
It is expected to be the announcement of the release of new music and of the holographic tour, but they may also drop some extra news that the media and fans are not yet aware of.
The group are expected to release five new songs accompanying the tour, with two of them being ‘I Still Have Faith in You’ and ‘Don’t Shut Me Down’, which were announced back in 2018 but were unfortunately delayed on multiple occasions.
The ‘ABBA Voyage’ will feature the holograms of Agnetha, Björn, Benny, and Anni-Frid as they appeared in the 1970’s and 1980’s, when they were the biggest musical act in the world. The immersive concert experience will be held in a custom-built 3,000-seat venue in Olympic Park in Stratford in east London.
Filming for the project apparently took place at Ealing Studios in London last year.
Björn said in an interview with the BBC that the idea of the holographic tour had been brought to them by Simon Fuller, famed for managing the Spice Girls.
“[Fuller] came to Stockholm and he presented this idea to us that we could make identical digital copies of ourselves of a certain age and that those copies could then go on tour and they could sing our songs, you know, and lip sync. I’ve seen this project half-way through and it’s already mind-boggling.”
To find out more information about ABBA's latest news, you can tune into their livestream early tomorrow morning, or check out the ABBA Voyage website at www.abbavoyage.com, which will be updated as they release further news.