Theondon (dpa) – ABBA fans Thursday night had more than they hoped for: At their global “ABBA event,” the Swedish pop group not only announced details of their long-planned multimedia program, as they had hoped, but as Introduce new music.
The singles “I Still Believe in You” and “Don’t Shut Me Down” with ABBA’s unmistakable voice are instantly available on the Internet. On November 5th, “Voyage” is set to be followed by eight more new songs. Starting in May 2022, the stars, who are over the age of 70, will be sending digital photos onto the stage. Fan Verdict on Twitter: «daddy Save 2021! “
The band had earlier announced a “historic live broadcast” on Twitter, which sparked a lot of speculation. In parallel with the broadcast on YouTube, press conferences were held in Stockholm, Berlin, London, New York, Sydney and Tokyo.
The virtual reality project “Abba Voyage” is set to celebrate its premiere in London on May 27. The matching 3,000-seat musical theater is currently still being built. Virtual images of Agnetha Fältskog and Björn Ulvaeus as well as Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad sing and dance on stage, accompanied by a live ten-person band. In fact, the four ABA members are now 70 years old, but “Abbatars” have been created based on their photos since 1979. Tickets for the event should be available from next week.
Swedish pop group history
After their international break in 1974, couples Agnetha and Björn as well as Benny and Anni-Frid toured the world. The women sang while the men were responsible for the lyrics and melodies of Abba’s songs. In Germany, nine of her singles topped the charts – “Waterloo”, “SOS”, “Mamma Mia”, “Fernando”, “Dancing Queen”, “Money, Money, Money”, “Knowing Me, Getting to Know You” and “Super Trooper” and “One of Us.” According to ABBA Museum, the band has sold more than 380 million albums worldwide. But after the couple separated, the two musicians announced the end of their collaboration in 1982.
So now the sensation, after nearly 40 years – the four are back in the studio. “I can hardly believe the moment has finally come to share this with the world,” Agnetha wrote in a message to fans. It was similar to them, pictures of spectators appeared at the huge event full of joy.
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