ABBA will not perform together even after promising new music

ABBA's new music will be performed by holograms of band members Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, Agnetha Fältskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, in an avatar virtual reality tour


                            ABBA will not perform together even after promising new music
ABBA (Source:Getty Images)

Fans got their hopes high when members of ABBA announced that they have reunited to record new music in more than three decades. But even as fans got excited, the latest news suggests that the band will never perform live again, according to sources.

The Waterloo singers' business associate Gorel Hanser told Daily Star, "They will not be performing as a group again." 

Benny Andersson, an unidentified woman, Judy Cramer, Mona Norkilt and Bjorn Ulvaeus of the Swedish music band Abba pose during a photocall for the movie 'Mamma Mia!' at the Lagonissi Grand Resort, on June 28, 2008 in Athens , Greece.(Photo by Milos Bicanski Getty Images)Caption

 

In their last announcement, the Swedish band announced that they've written two songs and according to insiders in the music industry, ABBA could earn £1bn from a world tour.

Nevertheless, the new music will be performed by holograms of band members Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, Agnetha Fältskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, in an avatar virtual reality tour, the Daily Mail reported. 

The outlet reported that one of ABBA's new songs, 'I Still Have Faith In You' will be launched on a TV special in December. According to Gorel, the song was written by Bjorn and Benny Andersson, with Agnetha and Anni-Frid singing. 

Swedish pop group Abba, winners of the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)

 

Gorel added, "Bjorn and Benny talked about maybe it would be good to have a couple of new songs included in this show... and then they wrote some new songs for this show."

Apart from this, the band may release another single titled 'Don't Shut Me Down.' 

Swedish pop group ABBA give the thumbs up after winning the Eurovision Song Contest with their song 'Waterloo', Brighton, 7th April 1974. Left to right: Bjorn Ulvaeus, Agnetha Faltskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Benny Andersson. (Getty Images)

 

ABBA ruled the pop charts for almost a decade between 1974 and 1982, producing hits like 'Mamma Mia',  'Dancing Queen' and 'The Winner Takes It All,' among others. Their latest announcement was made after 35 years, when they took a break and announced they would never get on stage together.

The band announced, "The decision to go ahead with the exciting Abba avatar tour project had an unexpected consequence. It resulted in two new songs and one of them, I Still Have Faith In You, will be performed by our digital selves in a TV special produced by NBC and the BBC aimed for broadcasting in December. We may have come of age, but the song is new. And it feels good."