More details of the exciting new project, said to be based on virtual reality technology, will be revealed in 2017.
All four members of Abba are set to reunite for the purposes of a new digital entertainment project, more details of which will be revealed in 2017.
The Swedish pop legends have not officially performed together on the same stage in three decades, although they did all appear at a 50th anniversary private gala event for the band in Stockholm, back in June this year.
This mysterious new project will apparently involve artificial intelligence and virtual reality, and is being developed in conjunction with pop music manager Simon Fuller. It’s described as a “groundbreaking venture that will utilise the very latest in digital and virtual reality technology… which will enable a new generation of fans to see, hear, and feel Abba in a way previously unimagined.”
An Abba tribute act
“We are exploring a new technological world that will allow us to create new forms of entertainment and content we couldn't have previously imagined,” Fuller said in a press release on Wednesday (October 26th).
Agnetha Faltskog, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad parted ways in December 1982, having sold over 500 million records worldwide in a glittering ten-year sequence of huge hit singles.
They have since been incredibly adept at keeping their legacy alive, with the 1992 compilation ABBA Gold becoming one of the biggest-selling albums in pop history, and the $2 billion success of the 1999 musical Mamma Mia! plus its 2008 film version becoming similarly huge.
Two of the band reacted to the announcement with their own statements to the media, with Lyngstad saying: “I hope this new Abba creation will excite them as much as it excites me.”
Andersson intriguingly described the new project as being like a “time machine”: “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.”