Swedish pop icons Abba have introduced their very long-expected reunion currently (September 2), immediately after just about 40 a long time apart.
Pursuing the announcement this night in London, the team – designed up of Benny Andersson, Anni-Frid (Frida) Lyngstad, Agnetha Fälskog and Björn Ulvaeus also unveiled two new singles: “I Even now Have Religion In You” and “Do not Shut Me Down“.
The two songs will surface on their forthcoming, 10-track album, Voyage. The album, which will be the group’s initially studio album considering the fact that “The Visitors”, will be produced on 5 November 2021 via Polydor/Universal New music.
Abba also announced particulars of a condition-of-the-artwork digital concert collection in which all 4 associates of the band will seem on phase digitally. The team will seem with a reside 10-piece band, in a intent-constructed arena in London from 27 May well 2022.
The team teamed up with the Star Wars creator George Lucas’s studio to produce electronic representations of by themselves working with this very first-of-a-kind, “revolutionary” technological innovation. A preview of what the digital variations of Abba search like can be noticed in the accompanying video clip for “I Still Have Religion In You”.
The avatars ended up produced following months of movement-seize and overall performance techniques with the four band associates and an 850-potent workforce from Industrial Light & Magic, the business launched by Lucas, in what is the company’s first foray into music.
The team started get the job done on the concert very first, just before obtaining themselves again in the studio in Stockholm recording new tunes quickly after. The team worked collectively at Andersson’s studio, Riksmixningsverket, in Stockholm, Sweden.
The concert will open at the Abba Arena, a point out-of-the-art 3,000-potential arena found at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.
Pre-registration for tickets opens at 6pm tonight here with tickets on general sale from Tuesday 7 September.
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Tickets for Abba Voyage are offered from 10am on Sunday 5 September for supporters who have pre-requested the album from the formal Abba retail outlet, and from 10am on Monday 6 September for all those who have pre-registered. The basic sale commences 10am Tuesday 7 September.
Talking about the reunion, ABBA claimed in a statement: “It’s been a whilst due to the fact we designed songs alongside one another. Just about 40 yrs, really. We took a break in the spring of 1982 and now we’ve decided it is time to stop it. They say it is foolhardy to wait more than 40 decades involving albums, so we have recorded a observe-up to “The Visitors”.
“To explain to the reality, the principal inspiration to history once again will come from our involvement in building the strangest and most breathtaking live performance you could ever desire of. We’re going to be capable to sit back again in an viewers and observe our digital selves accomplish our songs on a stage in a tailor made-designed arena in London next spring. Unusual and superb!
“To all of you who patiently have followed us in some way or a further these previous decades: Thank you for waiting around – it is time for a new journey to start.”
Abba’s final studio album was launched in 1981 even though their past new songs arrived in the sort of the 1982 single, “Under Attack”. Three earlier unreleased songs were being created general public a ten years later on in 1993 and 1994. The band shot to global fame in 1974 immediately after symbolizing Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest with the monitor “Waterloo”.
The group won – the first Scandinavian act to do so – right after accomplishing the profitable track on stage at the event in Brighton. They subsequently went on to turn out to be one of the most well known recording acts of all time and have offered above 400 million albums throughout the world to day.
At the peak of their fame, Abba consisted of two married couples, but both equally associations broke down during their time as a group.
The reunion was 1st mentioned by born in Might 2020 by Ulvaeus. He mentioned at the time: “It took half a minute and somehow we were again in time like we had been there yesterday as effectively. It was so weird. That experience involving us was extraordinary.”