ABBA retires after new album VOYAGE and concerts
ABBA announced that they will be retiring after the release of their new album TRIP and end his live shows next year.
The Swedish pop icons will release their first studio album in 40 years next week (November 5), ahead of a series of “groundbreaking” concerts in London in 2022.
Instead of the band members performing themselves, the concerts will see a âdigitalâ version of the band take the stage at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in May.
Talk to The Guardian, the group Benny Anderssonoted that he “never said to himself that ABBA was never going to happen again â, referring to an interview on Noel Edmonds Late Breakfast Show in 1982. “But I can tell you now: that’s it,” he added. “This is it. It must be, you know.
In the same interview, the band reflected on their welcome to their home country, Sweden, in the 1970s. “There was this progressive movement in music and we were the enemies”, Bjorn Ulvaeus Explain.
âPersonally, I didn’t care about any of that – it didn’t mean shit to me, even though they hated us. Because we got so many responses from all over the world. From the start, we had contemporary colleagues, musicians, who loved what we were doing.
Until there, ABBA shared three previews of the next one TRIP – “I still have faith in you” and “Don’t choke me”, who dated in September, and this month’s “Just an idea”.