According to Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, the temporary reunion of ABBA would be over quickly, although Agnetha Fältskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad did force them not to have to talk to the media in the run-up to the new album and the concert series.
That's what Andersson and Ulvaeus say in a double interview with the British newspaper
Fältskog and Lyngstad were also not seen during various press moments surrounding the ABBA Voyage concert series, which should start in 2022.
The original members of ABBA will also only be seen as a hologram during the performances.
However, a brand new concert hall in London is being built for this special series.
"They were easy to persuade to the reunion, but we had to promise them that they wouldn't have to participate in promotional activities," Andersson says.
'We have no problems'
The members of ABBA are all over seventy by now and separated in 1982 after two divorces.
The four Swedes have hardly been seen together for the past four decades, but according to Andersson there is no bad relationship.
"We have seen each other occasionally in recent years. Björn and Agnetha also have joint grandchildren, so they really talk to each other. I am still friends with Frida, so we have no problems."
The concerts in which the digital versions of the band members are accompanied by a ten-piece band will start in the spring of 2022. Ticket sales will start on September 7th.
The new album is expected in November.Keywords: