ABBA will retire after their comeback album.
Swedish pop icons – Agnetha Faltskog, 71, Bjorn Ulvaeus, 76, Benny Andersson, 74 and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, 75 – will bow out after the release of their upcoming album, ‘Voyage’, which features their first new music in almost 40 years (“I Still Have Faith In You” and “Don’t Shut Me Down”).
Benny told The Guardian newspaper: “I never thought ABBA was never going to happen again. But I can tell you now: that’s it.
He added, “That’s it. It must be, you know.
Bjorn agreed, “Yeah.”
Following the release of the LP on November 5, fans of the ‘Dancing Queen’ hitmakers are eager to experience the ‘ABBA Voyage’ concert, which will open on May 27, 2022 at ABBA Arena, a state-of-the-art. State-of-the-art 3,000-seat arena located at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.
ABBA will be performing digitally as ‘Abbatars’ with a live band of 10 musicians, and Bjorn recently insisted that this type of concert means the race could go on forever as they are not physically required to take the stage. .
He said: “The abbatars never tire. They can do 10 shows a day. No private jets. No riders. No worries about the voices. “
The “Thank You For The Music” hitmakers teamed up with an 850-person team from Industrial Light & Magic – the company founded by George Lucas – to create digital versions of themselves for the gig, using months of motion capture and performance techniques. .
Agnetha had previously admitted that their future was “uncertain” due to their “minor illnesses” and the fact that they were not getting any younger.
She said, “I don’t really dare say… We’re a little older now and have our little pains. We struggle. But I dare not say it, because it is a little uncertain.
“At the moment we’re happy to have put it all together and hope everything goes well in London when it premieres there.”