Abba tease ‘special’ live-stream announcement as they prepare to release music for first time nearly 40 years

Everyone’ favourite pop quartet are back! (Picture: Getty) ABBA have teased a ‘special’ live-stream announcement on Thursday and fans are not okay. The Swedish pop icons have been teasing the mysterious ‘ABBA Voyage’ project for a few days now, and it seems all is to be revealed in a live-stream on September 2. Taking to Twitter, the Dancing Queen stars, made up of Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, Agnetha Faltskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad wrote: ‘Join us at 5:45pm (UK time) this Thursday for a special livestream announcement on YouTube. The journey is about to begin.’ The page encourages fans to ‘be part of a historic livestream.’ News of the event comes after it was revealed that the Waterloo hitmakers are set to release new music imminently, and a new hologram comeback tour is on the way. The band will drop their first new material in 39 years as part of their long-awaited comeback. The group will return with new music for the first time in almost four decades (Picture: Michael Ochs Archives) An insider claimed: ‘ABBA are finally making their comeback and plan to release their first new music in 39 years next Friday, it’s huge.’ The ABBA Voyage will include a documentary-style film following their return from working on new songs to creating a special purpose-built venue in East London for their holograms show, which is due to open in May, 2022. The performances will feature so-called ‘ABBA-tars’ as images of the musicians are beamed onto the stage and perform their timeless tracks. The source added: ‘Björn, Benny, Agnetha and Anni-Frid will all be there on the opening night. ‘The show will feature the ABBA-tars performing and speaking to the audience. It will be like taking a step back in time for those watching.’ They urged fans across the world to ‘hold on to their hats’ because it’s going to be ‘one wild ride.’ The Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! hitmakers promise fans a ‘wild ride’ (Picture: RB / Redferns) Twitter has been alive with excitement for the upcoming stream, with one ABBA superfan writing: ‘Wherever you are you will hear my screaming.’ Another said: ‘Literally just added “watch ABBA announce new music” into my iCloud calendar.’ The quartet collaborated with Pop Idol creator Simon Fuller on the plans, which have been in the works for a few years, unbeknownst to fans. Björn, Benny, Agnetha and Anni-Frid are said to be ‘pinching themselves’ that the plans are finally coming together. Björn, 76, himself confirmed back in May that new music was on the way from the Mamma Mia! legends. [metro-tag-post-strip] He said: ‘There will be new music this year, that is definite, it’s not a case anymore of it might happen, it will happen.’ The group went their separate ways in 1982, and performed together for the first time in decades in 2016 at a private event, which marked the 50th anniversary of the first meeting between songwriters Bjorn and Benny. Join the ABBA Voyage live-stream on September 2 at 5:45pm. Got a story? If you’ve got a celebrity story, video or pictures get in touch with the Metro.co.uk entertainment team by emailing us celebtips@metro.co.uk, calling 020 3615 2145 or by visiting our Submit Stuff page – we’d love to hear from you. [metro-link title=”Arlo Parks calls for more mental health support in music industry: ‘There isn’t that framework to protect people’” url=”https://metro.co.uk/2021/08/28/arlo-parks-calls-for-more-mental-health-support-in-music-industry-15168397/”/] [metro-link title=”Beyonce’s father Mathew Knowles responds to Destiny’s Child reunion claims” url=”https://metro.co.uk/2021/08/23/beyonces-dad-mathew-knowles-responds-to-destinys-child-reunion-claims-15137374/”/]

Abba tease ‘special’ live-stream announcement as they prepare to release music for first time nearly 40 years

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