ABBA announce official release date for new album and tour

ABBA is releasing brand new music ahead of their revolutionary new stage show which you have to see to believe

ABBA release new music
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ABBA is releasing new music and an exciting new show. Fans of the legendary Swedish quartet are ecstatic, having waited 39 years to hear new tunes from their favorite band.

Dust off your dancing shoes and pull out your favorite '70s makeup looks, because the gang is back. It’s been just shy of four decades since Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, Agnetha Fältskog, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad got together to make sweet music.

It's been a long wait since ABBA split up, so let's jump headfirst into their latest news!

When is Abbas new album out?

Their new album, ABBA Voyage will be released on November 5, 2021. The record consists of ten brand new tracks and the BBC reports that once they started making music, they couldn't stop!

ABBA star Benny Andersson explained, "At first it was just two songs, and then we said, 'Well, maybe we should do a few others'

Ahead of the release of the hotly anticipated album, the gang shared two tracks off the new album, during a globally streamed press conference on September 2, 2021. 

The first, I Still Have Faith In You, will bring all the tears and the high energy harmonized choruses we all know and love the Swedish band for. It's about the unbreakable bond they share and shows they still have it.

The second track, Don't Shut Me Down, is all the drama of a relationship trying to get back together. The group haven't gone with an OTT update on their style, nor tried to incorporate more contemporary music and we love to see it!

If all of this isn't exciting enough, they've revealed that the album will include a Christmas song! 

ABBA also filled fans in on their revolutionary Voyage tour, which will feature 'ABBA-tars.'

When is ABBA's tour?

The band's virtual concert, also titled ABBA Voyage, which will open next year in a specially-built arena at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, East London. The concert will feature younger hologram versions of the band performing 22 songs from their unforgettable back catalog.

It will be on six nights a week from May 27, 2022 and the tickets will go on sale from September 7, 2021.

So clear your diary for then, bust out your '70s beauty look, dust off your dancing shoes, and be a dancing queen once again!

Aoife Hanna
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