- 02 Sep 21
'Voyage' marks the first album in forty years from the Swedish pop-superstars since they disbanded in 1983.
ABBA have today announced that, for the first time in 40 years, they are back with a brand new studio album.
Possibly the most successful pop groups of all time, ABBA's new album Voyage will be released on November 5th this year.
The group teased the new project on social media last week, tweeting "Thank you for waiting, the journey is about to begin."
They made the official announcement via a 'historic livestream' on Youtube, and also released a video for brand new single 'I Still Have Faith In You'. Watch the video below.
Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Agnetha Faltskog, Bjorn Ulvaeus, and Benny Andersson are also taking part in a revolutionary new concert that will see the four performing digitally with a live 10-piece band, in a purpose-built arena in London from 27th May 2022.
The band had initially proposed a "hologram tour" in 2016. The show will feature "Abba-tars", younger versions of the band members that were created through motion capture.
ABBA Voyage will open May 27th 2022 at the ABBA Arena, a state-of-the-art 3,000 capacity arena located at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London. Pre-registration for tickets opens at 6pm tonight on abbavoyage.com with tickets on general sale from Tuesday 7th September. See below for more detail.
An incredible 40 years since their last studio album The Visitors, ABBA have not only recorded two new songs, ‘I Still Have Faith In You’ and ‘Don’t Shut Me Down’, that will both feature in the concert, but they have recorded and produced an entire new album, recorded together at Benny’s studio Riksmixningsverket in Stockholm.
"To tell the truth, the main inspiration to record again comes from our involvement in creating the strangest and most spectacular concert you could ever dream of," the band said in a statement.
"We’re going to be able to sit back in an audience and watch our digital selves perform our songs on a stage in a custom-built arena in London next spring. Weird and wonderful!"
"It’s hard to say what’s been the most joyful thing for me with this project," said Benny.
"If it’s the involvement in creating the concert together with everyone or being back in the studio together again after 40 years. I think hearing Frida and Agnetha singing again is hard to beat."
"When we got back together in the studio I had no idea what to expect," said Agneta. "But Benny’s recording studio is such a friendly and safe environment, and before I knew it I was really enjoying myself! I can hardly believe that finally, the moment has come to share this with the world!"
Tickets for the ABBA Voyage show are available from 10am Sunday 5th September for fans who have pre-ordered the album from the official ABBA store, and from 10am Monday 6th September for those who have pre-registered. General on sale commences 10am Tuesday 7th September. Head to abbavoyage.com.
ABBA’s studio album Voyage will be released 5th November on Universal Music Group.