ABBA are reuniting and releasing new songs

Tonya Becker
April 29, 2018

"And it was like time stood still". The special will air in December on both the BBC and NBC.

There is a catch.

The group, which split in 1982, reportedly turned down a $1 billion offer to reunite in 2000.

Ever since they famously triumphed in the 1974 edition of the #Eurovision Song Contest with the effervescent "Waterloo, ' the crowd-pleasing quartet has been a headline act". Instead, they're sending hologram avatars out on tour. It would be such hassle.

According to the group's manager Gorel Hanser, nothing had changed, "It was the same wonderful chemistry".

But you won't be seeing them, in flesh and blood, on the road.

"No, you cannot expect them to join forces on stage again", she said.

But even appearing as holographic images should at least prompt reminisces of times gone by in the 1970s and early 1980s when they ruled the music scene.

The band took a break in 1983 for Andersson and Ulvaeus to work on Chess, the musical which rather neatly returns to London's West End next week. At the time, Agnetha and Björn were married and Benny and Anni-Frid were married. "We all felt four that after 35 years it would be fun to reconnect and go back into the studio". Yes, that's right: All four members of ABBA are making new music together. Andersson and Ulvaeus composed a musical called "Mamma Mia!" that was later adapted into a couple of movies. In a previous post, they detailed that the tour will use the "very latest in digital and virtual reality technology". "Money is not a factor and we would like people to remember us as we were", Ulvaeus said in a 2008 interview. You'll see us up there.

"It took me a quarter of an hour to realise that I was sat next to a woman who would change my life", he once said.

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