ABBA members Björn Ulvaeus, Agnetha Fältskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and also Benny Andersson.

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ABBA participants Björn Ulvaeus, Agnetha Fältskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and also Benny Andersson.

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Nearly 40 years given that they last made songs together, the members of are back. The Swedish pop team has revealed an upcoming “hologram” performance in London and its initial workshop album in four decades.

“We relaxed in the springtime of 1982, and now we have actually determined it’s time to end it,” the band introduced in an information launch. “They claim it’s foolhardy to wait greater than 40 years between cds, so we have actually recorded a follow-up to The Visitors.”

ABBA is the phrase from the given name of vocalists Agnetha Fältskog as well as Anni-Frid “Frida” Lyngstad and also instrumentalists-songwriters Benny Andersson and also Björn Ulvaeus. They started in 1970 as a cabaret act. 4 years later on, they won the Eurovision competitors with “Waterloo.” They came to be stars with tunes like “Dancing Queen” and also “Fernando.” One more hit, “Mamma Mia,” influenced a Broadway musical as well as a film (as well as its sequel) starring Meryl Streep (as well as Cher).

ABBA’s last cd, The Visitors, released in 1981, featured a much more innovative sound than the group’s previous light popular song. Already, one of the band’s 2 wedded pairs had actually divorced, as well as the various other was about to.

The members are currently all in their 70s as well as have actually released numerous solo tasks. For several years currently, ABBA has actually been teasing regarding a reunion.

Its brand-new cd, , will be released on Nov. 5. It includes songs “I Still Believe You” and also “Do not Close Me Down,” taped at Andersson’s Riksmixningsverket studio in Stockholm.

In the statement, ABBA states its motivation to record once again comes from having produced “the you can ever before imagine.” Next May, the team will certainly perform digitally with a real-time band in a particularly developed field at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, utilizing likenesses developed by a group from George Lucas’ Industrial Light & & Magic.

“We’re mosting likely to be able to rest back in an audience and also enjoy our electronic selves execute our tracks on a phase in a tailor-made field in London next spring,” reviews the statement. Tickets for the occasion take place sale Sept. 5.

“We’re genuinely sailing in undiscovered waters,” the statement proceeds. “With the aid of our more youthful selves, we take a trip into the future. It’s difficult to explain, but then it hasn’t been done prior to.”

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