The Swedish pop superstars split up in 1982 after 10 years together, but the spirit and memory of the band stays alive (hehe), their music played and enjoyed at most weddings and work-related events. The group – Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, Anni-Frid (Frida) Lyngstad and Agnetha Faltskog – have never reunited before, but Benny has confirmed they’ll be back in digital form, at least.
The 70-year-old musician said: ”It will take a bit of time, it takes time to digitalize a face. It’s fun that it’s so technologically advanced. It will be interesting.” The ‘Dancing Queen’ hitmakers teamed up with the Spice Girls‘ former manager Simon Fuller and Universal for the unique project, which allows fans to see and hear the group in a whole new way.
Cowell said at the time: ”The creativity and ideas flowing from the members of ABBA over the past few months have filled me with great excitement. We are exploring a new technological world, with Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence at the forefront, that will allow us to create new forms of entertainment and content we couldn’t have previously imagined.”
The project is expected to involve all four members of ABBA, who first came together in Stockholm in 1972. In the meantime, the group have announced a new immersive exhibition in London. ‘ABBA: Super Troupers’ will hit the capital’s Southbank Centre in December, and will give their admirers the chance to delve into their archives. There will be different rooms which have been setup to replicate the biggest moments in the bands’ history.