ABBA secretly reunite to film for their 50th anniversary tour

music news 22/09/2020

Can you believe it has almost been 50 years of ABBA?

The Swedish pop group first burst on the scene in 1972, and while they haven't been together for years, Agnetha, Bjorn, Benny and Anni-Frid have been confirmed to have reunited to prepare for their 50th anniversary.

The four intend on a doing a 2022 tour to mark their anniversary, but their tour will have a twist.

They won't actually be hitting the road themselves, their holograms will.

ABBA was offered around $1,000,000,000 for the gig, but politely turned down that large sum to do a groundbreaking hologram tour that will see them each fetch upwards of $3,000,000.

The group started the filming for their 2022 hologram tour at Ealing Studios in West London.

A music insider told The Sun: "ABBA have kept everything about their reunion shrouded in mystery but this has really been a long time coming."

"They announced the tour in 2016 and although it’s been a slog to get to this point, it is now full steam ahead and the show is taking shape."

"Agnetha, Bjorn, Benny and Frida have all recorded bits and pieces and they have enjoyed taking a trip down memory lane with it all."

"They are all getting a nice cheque out of it, so it will be worthwhile, but they’ve got more than enough money from their music, so it’s not about that."

"All four of them just wanted to give back to their fans, so they have done everything in their power to fly into London for the filming, despite the travel restrictions."

The show will feature five new songs from the Swedish pop legends which are expected to be released next year - 38 years after their last UK single, Under Attack. Despite it being almost four decades since they split.

There's no word yet on whether the 2022 ABBA 50th Anniversary Tour will reach NZ, but we are remaining hopeful!