ABBA are back. After 40 years, the legendary Swedish pop group (“Dancing Queen”) is releasing a new album. This is to be released on November 5. The band announced this on Thursday at a press conference broadcast worldwide. At the same time, there will be concerts in London – with the musicians as avatars.
An arena will be specially built in the British metropolis for the digital show, Benny Andersson and Björn Ulveaus said. Talking about the reunion in the studio, Andersson said, “At first it was just two songs. Then: should we do more? The women said yes. And why not do an album.” It was such a joy, he said, to be back in the studio as a foursome, including Agnetha Fältskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad.
In London, ABBA will perform in digital form with a ten-piece band. An 850-person team from Industrial Light & Magic used the very latest motion capture and performance techniques for the project.
The comeback was celebrated in several cities such as Berlin, Sao Paulo and New York as part of ABBA events. In Vienna, this “world event straight from Stockholm,” as Mayor Michael Ludwig (SPÖ) pointed out, was shown at the City Hall Square as part of the Film Festival. “Today we may experience a world sensation,” Ludwig had promised the guests. And that’s what it was.
ABBA became world famous with hits such as “Dancing Queen” and “The Winner Takes It All”, in 1982 the band broke up.
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