ABBA reunite on stage for the first time in four decades 1 month ago

ABBA reunite on stage for the first time in four decades

The legendary pop act came together to launch their new live show.

Pop icons ABBA have reunited on stage for the first time since 1982.

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The Eurovision stars came together to launch their new touring live show in London on Thursday night (26 May).

'ABBA Voyage' is a new stadium show from the group, which sees digital versions of the band (called ABBAtars; see what they did there?) performing their hits along with a live band.

The original four recorded their movements and performance using motion capture suits and over 160 cameras.

The graphics for the show were provided by Industrial Light and Magic, the visual effects company created by George Lucas to support the creation of Star Wars.

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The show was originally intended to be a touring production with worldwide dates, but delays due to the Covid pandemic have resulted in cancellations and a change to turn the show into a residency.

Located in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, the residency is so far set to run until May 2023.

Tickets for the show start from £31 (€36.44), but a ticket for the Dance Floor is around £70 (€82.28).

The show is ABBA'S first tour since 1979, which ended in Tokyo in May 1980.

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ABBA last performed in Ireland in November of 1979 to a sold out crowd in the RDS Main Hall.

Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad appeared together on the red carpet before the show began.

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Following the concert, the four members made their way on stage for a curtain call, potentially marking the final time the band will be seen together on stage.

The band released an album, also entitled Voyage, in November 2021.

The album released to positive reviews, with the lead single 'I Still Have Faith In You' reaching the number one spot in several countries, and being nominated at the Grammy Awards.

You can get tickets for the show via the ABBA Voyage website.