ABBA reunite with new ‘Voyage’ album, virtual concert after four decades ABBA is releasing its first new music in four decades, along with a concert performance that will see the “Dancing Queen” quartet going entirely digital.Key points: – The new album will be released on November 5 and will be a follow up to “The Visitors” – It features new songs including: “I Still Have Faith In You” and “Don’t Shut Me Down” – The group has created the “most spectacular” holographic concert, using motion capture The forthcoming album “Voyage,” to be released on November 5, is a follow-up to 1981’s “The Visitors,” which until now had been the swan song of the Swedish supergroup.The concerts will be held at a purpose-built ABBA Arena in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on May 27.”We took a break in the spring of 1982 and now we’ve decided it’s time to end it,” ABBA said in a statement on Thursday.”They say it’s foolhardy to wait more than 40 years between albums, so we’ve recorded a follow-up to ‘The Visitors.'” ‘Weird and wonderful’ ABBAtars The group has been creating the holographic live show, using motion capture and other techniques, with George Lucas’ special-effects company, Industrial Light & Magic.They call it “the strangest and most spectacular concert you could ever dream of”.
“We’re going to be able to sit back in an audience and watch our digital selves perform our songs,” the group’s statement said.
“Weird and wonderful!” The “abbatars” were created using motion-capture technology — similar to that used to create Gollum in The Lord of the Rings movies series — and will show members of the band as they looked in 1979.The concerts will feature 22 songs, including the two new numbers and a “sort of a greatest hits” compilation, including “Dancing Queen”, he added.Bjorn Ulvaeus said ABBA had chosen London because the group felt welcome there.
“Somehow, we have always felt that the Brits see us as their own — it feels like that when we come here every time,” he said.In a statement, Agnetha Faltskog said she had not known what to expect when they got back together to record.
“But Benny’s recording studio is such a friendly and safe environment, and before I knew it I was really enjoying myself.” ABBA was founded in the early 70s by then couples Agnetha and Bjorn, together with Benny and Anni-Frid Lyngstad.Their initials gave the band its name.
They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010.They sold more than 385 million albums and topped charts from Australia to America with a string of hits including “Waterloo”, “The Winner Takes It All” and “Take A Chance On Me”.
Their last album with fresh material, 1981’s “The Visitors”, included songs tinged with the sadness of their divorces.The band split a year later.Rumours swirled for years that ABBA would get back together, but the members turned down many offers.The planned show spurred the making of the album, which features the new songs “I Still Have Faith In You” and “Don’t Shut Me Down.” It began with sessions in 2018 and was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.AP Top Stories Popular Now – 1.
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