ABBA returns with its 1st album in 40 years and holographic concerts

We made a new albumsaid Björn Ulvaeus, 76, and Benny Andersson, 74, at a live YouTube event where audiences were able to hear the new song I Still Have Faith in You.

This album, titled Voyage, which also includes the title Don’t Shut Me Down, will launch on November 5. ABBA, who broke up in 1982, hadn’t released an album since The Visitors, in 1981.

We took a break in the spring of 1982 and decided it was time to end it, the group said in a statement.

Digital avatars on stage

ABBA will begin a series of concerts in London on May 27, 2022. To create the holograms that will be projected on stage, Frida Lyngstad, Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, who are in their seventies, were filmed for five weeks, equipped with sensors, performing their songs.

It was Industrial Light & Magic, George Lucas’ special effects company, who worked on the creation of these holograms. The appearance of these digital avatars is similar to that of the members of ABBA 40 years ago.

This is the strangest and most spectacular concert you could dream of, added the group.

Composed of 22 songs performed over an hour and a half, this show will take place in a 3000-seat theater specially designed for the occasion in east London.

Tickets will go on sale Sunday for those who bought the album in presale, and Monday for others.


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