ABBA Create ‘Abbatars’ for New Concert Tour as They Release First New Music in 40 Years

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More than 40 years since they released their last song, Swedish band ABBA have returned to the spotlight to release a brand new album and announce a brand new concert tour that will begin in their own custom-built arena in London in 2022.

Original band members Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson fronted a live stream event from London where the first new single “I still have faith in you” was played and included footage of all band members singing the new song in their very own technology called “abbatars”

Fellow members Agnetha Fältskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad did not attend the launch but have been a part of the reformation where the team spent months producing the new music and five weeks in a technology centre in Stockholm performing the new songs in front of 160 cameras and VFX geniuses that will produce the concert tour “Voyage“.

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Bjorn and Benny at the ABBA Voyage launch (Youtube)
Bjorn and Benny at the ABBA Voyage launch (Youtube)

After 400 million albums worldwide and 17 number one hits, ABBA is today streamed 60 million times a month and will launch the new album on November 5.

ABBA’s avatars will be accompanied by a 10-piece live band, in a custom-built arena at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London.

Sydney Harbour Bridge (Youtube)
Sydney Harbour Bridge (Youtube)

Not only did they release one single today, they released a second single towards the end of the live stream broadcast called “don’t shut me down” and showed footage of the Sydney Harbour Bridge lit up in rainbow colours with the ‘ABBATARS’ showing on the pylons.

The ABBATARS showing on the Sydney Harbour Bridge pylons at 3.30am during the livestream event (Youtube)
The ABBATARS showing on the Sydney Harbour Bridge pylons at 3.30am during the livestream event (Youtube)

Check out the brand new single ‘I Still Have Faith In You’ below.

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