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Will 2021 bring new music from ABBA? More than 35 years since their last concert tour, the members of ABBA are preparing to give their fans a new entertainment experience in the form of virtual reality technology. Agnetha, Björn, Benny and Anni-Frid will be involved throughout the creative process - and the group has even recorded two new songs, while Björn and Benny have hinted that there may be more songs on the way!
Benny Andersson: "We're inspired by the limitless possibilities of what the future holds and are loving being a part of creating something new and dramatic here. A time machine that captures the essence of who we were. And are."
ABBA issued an exciting joint announcement: "The decision to go ahead with the exciting ABBA avatar tour project had an unexpected consequence. We all four felt that, after some 35 years, it could be fun to join forces again and go into the recording studio. So we did. And it was like time stood still and that we had only been away on a short holiday. An extremely joyful experience!"
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London, January 2021
NEW ABBA SONGS
Working together in the recording studio for the first time since August 1982, ABBA are planning to release two new songs, entitled 'I Still Have Faith In You' and 'Don't Shut Me Down'. Release dates are to be confirmed.
VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE
All four ABBA members are involved in the creation of a virtual reality experience. Frida said, "Our fans around the world are always asking us to reform and so I hope this new ABBA creation will excite them as much as it excites me!" It is expected to launch in 2021.
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THE PLACE TO GO
Tickets for the London production of Mamma Mia! The Party are now on sale from Eventim.
ABBAtalk began eight years ago as a Facebook discussion group and has since become the most active ABBA fan forum worldwide. Across social media, ABBAtalk reaches more than 100,000 subscribers, while our YouTube videos have collectively had more than 15 million views. We've held twenty different ABBA fan events in London; some of which have featured on-stage interviews with ABBA's very own musicians and associates. We also arrange free-to-enter competitions and give away posters, records and memorabilia.
We hosted the launch of Carl Magnus Palm's book 'ABBA - The Complete Recording Sessions' and, with the special permission of Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, our audience was treated to performances of 6 unreleased ABBA songs that have never been heard in full outside the recording studio: 'Lady Bird', 'In The Arms Of Rosalita', 'So Simple', 'Terra del Fuego' plus early versions of 'Bang-A-Boomerang' and 'Hole In Your Soul'. Full details of those recordings can be found in the book.
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