One of the world’s hotly-anticipated reunions has arrived: the return of Swedish pop legends, ABBA.
After nearly four decades of separating and vowing never to get back together, the iconic group have announced they will be entering a ‘new phase of ABBA’ with a new 10-track album, Voyage – set to be released November 5. The band also unveiled two new singles, ‘I Still Have Faith In You’ and ‘Don’t Shut Me Down.’
Their ninth studio album is followed by an upcoming tour that kicks off on 27 May 2022. The revolutionary concert experience will treat fans to digital versions of ABBA’s original members, Agnetha Fältskog, 71, Björn Ulvaeus, 76, Benny Andersson, 74, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, 75, who will perform alongside a live 10-piece band.
The surprise announcement was made in front of an audience of ABBA superfans and aired to the world in a ‘historic live stream.’
The band have sold a staggering 400 million albums sales over 50 years and had a catalogue of chart-toppers during the 1970s and 1980s after their 1974 Eurovision win with ‘Waterloo.’
When Benny and Björn were asked what fans can expect from their new album, they revealed that there will be a Christmas song. "What can you say about a song? I mean, you have to hear it", they said, "It’s a little mixture of everything. We have a little Christmas tune too.”
The announcement sent fans into a frenzy as they flooded Twitter with their excitement.
I hated the idea of holograms up until 50 seconds ago and now I think it is unparalleled genius #ABBAVoyage