The group recently posted a message on social media inviting its followers to take a new “journey” dated September 2, 2021, sparking speculation about a return.
He also posted mysterious videos, among which is a clip from the piano version of “Dancing Queen”. It promised a “historic live broadcast”.
Publisher Polydor is organizing a press event in London to reveal “several surprises”, the organizers of which did not want to go into details, saying only that “it was worth it”.
According to some vehicles, there will be another event in Central Park in New York.
According to the British newspaper, The Sun, the group will announce new songs and a series of performances that will celebrate the classics through holograms: songs such as “Dancing Queen”, “Money, Money, Money” and “Waterloo” will be performed by “Abba-Tares”, meaning the pictures. The symbolism of the group members when they were young.
The newspaper reported that the show can be seen starting in May next year in a theater in London.
The four ABBA members are now over 70 years old: Anni-Frid Lyngstad is 75, Agnetha Fältskog 71, Björn Ulvaeus 76 and Benny Andersson 74.
Swede Carl Magnus Palm, an expert with the group, told AFP on Thursday that the creation of these digital avatars delayed the comeback.
He pointed out that “they had technological problems, things did not go as expected. They were prepared for it a year ago, but then the epidemic arrived.”
In his opinion, ABBA used “very advanced technology” and therefore their holograms would look realistic.
He said, “The actual members of ABBA will not be there, but I think there will be musicians playing alongside ‘ABBA DIGITAL’ and they will be seen as younger versions of themselves. They also saw themselves in 1979.”
Since their last studio album in 1981 and their dissolution in 1982, the legendary Swedish pop group that sold tens of millions of records has not released any new material.
Their separation broke the hearts of countless fans, whose flame never went out: their most successful album, published in 1992, “ABBA Gold” became one of the best-selling albums in the world.
Then the musical “Mamma Mia” and the movies based on it – starring Meryl Streep and Colin Firth – attracted new followers who weren’t even born during its glory years in the 1970s.
On April 27, 2018, the group’s members announced that they were back in the studio for the first time in nearly four decades. They recorded two songs: “I Still Believe in You” and “Don’t Silence Me”.
But the promise to publish new headlines has been put on hold, and with the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, the party has gone down the drain.
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