ABBA members hint at Australia tour

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ABBA band members Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson have hinted that they will be bringing their ABBA Voyage tour to Australia in 2024. 

After premiering to critical acclaim in May 2022 at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (also known as the ABBA Arena) in London, ABBA Voyage is set to wrap up its sell-out season there in late November this year.

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 For those unaware, the ABBA Voyage show does not include a live performance from the band, but does feature virtual avatars that depict the group as they were in 1979. 

Featuring handpicked hits by the band members themselves, the performance is advertised as a “concert like no other” with a spectacular live orchestra on hand to help bring the high-tech avatars to life. 

And where better to take the show and its purpose-built 3000-seat arena than Australia? 

Speaking with BBC Newsnight in late May, ABBA band members Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson confirmed that Australia was a likely contender for the new home of ABBA Voyage. 

“I have to say I’d like to take the show to Australia,” Benny said. 

“It would feel good to go back there and say thank you to Australians for supporting us from day one.”

Agnetha Faltskog, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad at the 2022 premiere of ABBA Voyage. (Credit: Getty)

The 76-year-old went on to add: “We achieved more than we could ever hope for…seeing this happening [ABBA Voyage] after four or five years of work…and realising that the audience actually connected to what was on stage.”

“Not like watching a movie but as if we were actually there.”

Abba Voyage is a “concert experience like no other.” (Credit: Instagram)

ABBA only ever toured Australia once, playing 11 dates in 1977. 

The band members are now well into their seventies, and performed together in public in 1986, four years after they officially disbanded in 1982. 

Bjorn and Benny are very close friends. (Credit: Getty)

Rumours did swirl however in 2016 that the iconic Swedish group took to the stage together at a private party in Stockholm. 

According to the local publication Expressen, the very brief reunion took place at a party thrown by Bjorn and Benny in honour of their 50-year friendship. 

Andersson has also previously revealed that the band had turned down a $1 billion dollar offer (yes you read that right) to reunite and tour together which the band declined. 

Mamma Mia!

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