NEWS: ABBA record new material but no physical tour envisaged

I take a pride of sorts in writing this news report, having speculated quite forcibly last year (though not, unfortunately in this publication) that ABBA might “reform”, if only to record new material, having been the recipient of a ‘tip-off’. That appears to be the case, with the news today that the members of ABBA announced that they have recorded new material for the first time in 35 years; two songs, with one of them titled ‘I Still Have Faith in You.’ All four members – Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Agnetha Fältskog were included in an Instagram statement. This is no partial reformation. They said “it was like time had stood still and that we had only been away on a short holiday. An extremely joyous experience!” However, it appears that there will be no tour. Several of the members hated it; and especially Agnetha Faltskog, and had said they would never perform live again. Instead, they plan a virtual tour featuring digital avatars. ‘I Still Have Faith in You’ is to be performed by the group’s holograms in a December TV special broadcast by the BBC and NBC. It is not known when the second track … Continue reading NEWS: ABBA record new material but no physical tour envisaged