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    ABBA Set To Announce Reunion After 39 Years

    39 years after the release of their last album, ABBA are set to reunite this week to announce a new hologram-led tour and the release of their first new music in decades.

    The supergroup has launched social media profiles for their new project entitled ABBA Voyage, which fans presume will be the name of their new tour. First announced five years ago, the tour won't feature the group members themselves who are all in their 70s, but life-like holograms known as "abbatars" who will replicate the band's appearance from their heyday. Set to launch by spring of 2019, the tour has been delayed multiple times due to the COVID-19 pandemic but is currently scheduled to take off in 2022.

    Along with a tour, the group have also reunited in the studio to record new music. In 2018, the foursome announced that they had recorded two new songs together entitled 'I Still Have Faith In You' and 'Don't Shut Me Down'. Since then, however, the band has continued to create new music together, with Benny Andersson confirming the existence of a third song in 2019 and Björn Ulvaeus stating in 2020 that the group had written eight new songs together with five of them being recorded so far. 

    At least one of the songs will be released as a single, with Ulvaeus stating in 2020 that a music video costing £15 million has been produced for the track staring the abbatars. Some of the tracks will also feature in a TV special entitled ABBA: Thank You for the Music, An All-Star Tribute, which fans anticipate to be released alongside the new music.

    With the ABBA Voyage social media accounts teasing an announcement for 2 September, fans won't have long to wait until all becomes apparent.



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    30 minutes ago, Heartbreak Anthem said:

    I am friggin' ready for new ABBA! They're going to get it right! And their 4K remasters have been effortless.

    I'm still not 100% sold on the hologram idea, but I'm excited for new music. I hope it's classic ABBA and not some Autotuned David Guetta mess :cackle: 

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    6 minutes ago, Skinny Legend said:

    I'm still not 100% sold on the hologram idea, but I'm excited for new music. I hope it's classic ABBA and not some Autotuned David Guetta mess :cackle: 

    I don't think ABBA would go to Guetta. Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus wouldn't do that.

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    No freaking way! I remember something being talked about either robots or holograms a few years back but nothing seemed to come from it, now this announcement? Crazy! No, I’m not totally sold on the medium(I’d rather see them old as they are), but it’s cool. 
    Really excited to hear the new songs too- they are pop LEGENDS! ?‍♂️ 

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    6 hours ago, 365MM said:

    No freaking way! I remember something being talked about either robots or holograms a few years back but nothing seemed to come from it, now this announcement? Crazy! No, I’m not totally sold on the medium(I’d rather see them old as they are), but it’s cool. 
    Really excited to hear the new songs too- they are pop LEGENDS! ?‍♂️ 

    I'm with you! I think it's cute to see people in their 70s dancing and having fun and singing the music they made in their 20s. Seeing those ladies dance to Dancing Queen would bring me so much joy!

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    Just now, Skinny Legend said:

    Are ABBA actually appearing on this livestream or is it just gonna be all 70 year old gay men and Jackie Cox :awkwardney: 

    No clue. But we need to see CHER!

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    Just now, Heartbreak Anthem said:

    New album November 5. Available on Apple Music now.

    A whole new album?! Where are you hearing this?

    Listening to 'I Still Have Faith in You' now. Sounds like classic ABBA! Not sure about a ballad for a comeback but it's sweet.

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    Just now, Skinny Legend said:

    Ahhh, so just the eight new tracks. I guess that technically is an album, isn't it? For some reason I was expecting it as a greatest hits. Looking forward to checking out Don't Let Me Down after the stream is over!

    Exactly. So exciting. And a tour at a new venue built for them.

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    1 minute ago, Heartbreak Anthem said:

    Exactly. So exciting. And a tour at a new venue built for them.

    The CGI is still a little uncanny valley for me. Tbh I'm looking more forward to the TV special and album than the show.

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