Cara Carriveau


ABBA is back with new music and an upcoming motion capture concert

UNSPECIFIED – JANUARY 01: Photo of Abba (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

The whole world seemed to want it, and now it’s here:  ABBA has returned, and they’re releasing their first album in 40 YEARS.  It’s called “Voyage,” and it’ll be out November 5th.

The dropped TWO new singles yesterday, “I Still Have Faith in You,” and “Don’t Shut me Down.”

Next May, we’ll get to see ABBA in concert.  But not live…

The four members of ABBA, Agnetha Fältskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Benny Andersson, and Björn Ulvaeus, will use motion-capture suits and spent “weeks and months” creating a digital performance.

Those digital avatars, which look like the young version of ABBA, will perform along with a live 10-piece orchestra.  These are bot holograms, to be clear.

The show will open at a 3,000-seat arena in London.  There’s no word if it’ll tour.  Tickets will go on sale next week at

The band says, quote, “We’re going to be able to sit back in an audience and watch our digital selves perform our songs on a stage in a custom-built arena in London next spring.  Weird and wonderful!”

Source: The Wrap