Winners of the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest and worldwide megastars ABBA have announced that they are releasing a new album, ‘Voyage’, alongside a concert with a twist!
In a Livestream, ABBA performed their first single from the album, I Still Have Faith In You, before announcing that a purpose-built 3000-person arena in East London will host a holographic concert from 27th May 2022!
You can see the Livestream here:
40 years in the making
It’s been over 40 years since ABBA last created new music together. The group rose to worldwide fame after their victory at the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest with Waterloo, and in the following years had success with hits such as Dancing Queen, The Winner Takes It All, and Super Trouper. Insert your favorite ABBA song here too! Their songs were later adapted into the jukebox stage musical Mamma Mia!, with a new generation of fans discovering their music through the 2008 film adaptation and more recent sequel.
They describe the new album as “a little bit of everything…we even have a little Christmas tune!”. Fans of the band will be pleased to know that they have promised plenty of pop music as well. However, they also hope that their many years of experience will also come across in their music.
“We had to shave our beards!”
Speaking to Zoe Ball, Benny and Björn gave a sneak peak behind the process of creating the ABBA-tars for the concert, including revealing that they both had to shave their beards for the first time in over 50 years!
They described the concert as being mostly comprised of greatest hits, plus a few songs from the new album and a few of their favourites.
You can listen to the first two tracks from the album, I Still Have Faith In You and Don’t Shut Me Down, below. The full album will be released on 5th November 2021.
Tickets will be available for the concert from 7th September 2021, but you can sign up for pre-registration now here!
News source: Universal Music Sweden
Photo source: Industrial Light and Magic
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