By CHARLOTTE DEAN and OWEN TONKS FOR MAILONLINE
UNITED Kingdom — They are in their 70s but the foursome making up legendary band ABBA have revealed they are releasing their first new songs for 40 YEARS in the form of a studio album and will play a ‘greatest hits’ tour as digital characters.
Agnetha Fältskog, 71, Björn Ulvaeus, 76, Benny Andersson, 74, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, 75, are returning with a revolutionary concert and new album, Voyage.
Björn and Benny were seen arriving in London on Thursday ahead of making the ‘historic’ announcement, before appearing during a live interview.
ABBA will release their new album November 5, after the legendary Swedish pop group last put out an album in 1981 when they released The Visitors.
The hitmakers have teamed up with an 850-strong team from Industrial Light & Magic -founded by George Lucas – to create digital versions of themselves for the concert, using months of motion-capture and performance techniques.
ABBA’s concert experience will open on May 27 2022 at the ABBA Arena, which is a state-of-the-art 3,000 capacity arena located at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.
Discussing their plan for the tour, Bjorn said: We’re here in London to announce our new music, it will take place just behind us in the newly built arena.