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You are the dancing queen, aged and endearing, only 73, oh yeah

The Hollywood Reporter

Decades after their split and years after teasing new music, hit-making Swedish music group ABBA is finally reuniting and giving their fans an album and a tour.

Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, and Agnetha Fältskog, better known as ABBA, have reconciled to release a 10-track album, the group announced in a statement Thursday. Voyage, which marks the quartet’s first studio album in almost 40 years, will be released on Nov. 5 under Universal Music Group’s Capitol Records label.

The band will perform the songs at their virtual concerts, which kick off next year, via digital avatars, called “ABBA-tars,” alongside a live 10-piece band. More


20 Comments on You are the dancing queen, aged and endearing, only 73, oh yeah

  1. The members aren’t actually going to perform at their concerts. They are doing motion capture now with the expectation that their “ABBA-tars” will be their stand-ins.

    I hope the ticket prices reflect the illusion.

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  2. Because young artists have no imagination.
    Partly because they get cancelled if they don’t go along with the Borg

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  3. Do the kids have ANY ideas of their own, or are they just going to keep recycling ours until all that generation is consumed?

    My generation HEARD of Cab Calloway, but didn’t crave a new album from him in the ’80s.

    …this is kind of like that would be…

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  4. One thing that usually draws male fans is for female stars to be hot. You could argue that the
    Swedish ABBA girls provided that impetus.

    40 years ago.

    Now, not so much.

    I used to think Stevie Nicks was the hottest woman ever.

    When I was 18.

    …well, Time makes fools of us all, so I got over it, also something about growing up, getting married, and having kids kind of adjusts your horizons.

    I think that’s a pretty usual arc.

    …which makes ABBA still having an audience that much more baffling…

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  5. @SNS

    Stevie Nicks was great & good looking, the problem is when she stops singing & starts talking. (like most entertainers)

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  6. My little sister was an ABBA fanatic back in the 70’s. She even got a life-size cardboard cutout of the group from the record store after the album promo. It took up a lot of space in her room, though, so she moved it to the basement rec room, where me and my buddies played ping pong. And darts.

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