The Swedish hitmakers are releasing an album of new material in November, and digital avatars will appear in London concert residency in 2022.
It’s been forty years since the bitter songs were written in the wake of two-band divorces for their last album, 1981’s The Visitors happened.
The Swedish pop quartet has reunited for Voyage, an album of brand new songs that will be released on 5 November – including, they say, a Christmas song. Two tracks from it, the stately and epic ballad I Still Have Faith in You and the shimmying Don’t Shut Me Down, are out now.
According to the Guardian, the group – Benny Andersson, Agnetha Fältskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, and Björn Ulvaeus – have also announced a new concert experience in London, also called Voyage, beginning in May 2022. Digital versions of themselves (not holograms, their team asserted) will appear nightly alongside a 10-piece live band at a new 3,000-capacity venue in the city’s Olympic park, called the Abba Arena. Tickets go on general sale on Tuesday 7 September.