Abba have revealed they are releasing their first new songs after almost 40 years and will play a “greatest hits” tour as digital characters.
Agnetha Fältskog, 71, Björn Ulvaeus, 76, Benny Andersson, 74, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, 75, are returning with a revolutionary concert and new album.
Speaking during a livestreamed press conference from the top of the Orbit sculpture at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London, band members Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson said both projects would be called Abba Voyage.
Two new tracks, I Still Have Faith In You and Don’t Shut Me Down, were also played publicly for the first time during the event.
ABBA will release their new album on November 5, after the legendary Swedish pop group last put out an album in 1981 when they released The Visitors.
The Mama Mia hitmakers have teamed up with an 850-strong team from Industrial Light & Magic to create digital versions of themselves for the concert, using months of motion-capture and performance techniques.
ABBA’s concert experience will open on May 27 2022 at the ABBA Arena, which is a state-of-the-art 3,000 capacity arena located at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.