Agnetha Faltskog, Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad have extended their upcoming London concert experience show through December 2022.
AceShowbiz –ABBA have added two more months of shows to their Voyage residency in London.
The group – starring Agnetha Faltskog, Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad – have all been turned into digital “ABBAtars” for their upcoming digital concert experience, which debuts in the custom-built ABBA Arena in east London.
Shows begin in May (22) and had been scheduled to run until 2 October (21), with the venue now adding dates up until 4 December for the first of its kind concert. Tickets go on sale 3 November.
The announcement comes alongside the release of “Just a Notion”, a reworked track lifted from the band’s new album “Voyage” that was first recorded in September 1978.
“That puts it in between ABBA the Album and Voulez-Vous, and it would have been included in the latter had we not decided against it,” says Bjorn in a press release. “Why did we decide against it? In hindsight, I don’t have a clue.”
“It’s a good song with great vocals. I know that we played it to a publisher in France and a couple of other people we trusted and as far as I can remember they liked it very much. So it’s a mystery and will remain a mystery.”
Comparing their approach to the new track to the live Voyage shows, he adds, “Benny has recorded a new backing track to which we’ve added drums and guitars, but all vocals are from the original 1978 tracks.”
“In a way, it demonstrates what we plan to do with ABBA Voyage in 2022. There, we will have a live band playing, but all vocals will be from the old recordings.”
“Voyage” – ABBA’s first album since 1981’s “The Visitors” – is due 5 November.
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