ABBA are coming back into our lives with a new "virtual and live performance" project... in 2018.
This year saw the Swedish pop icons perform together for the first time in 30 years - which was very exciting news, but generally regarded as a one off.
Now it looks like the quartet will saunter back into the world - together. Teaming with pop svengali Simon Fuller and Universal Music Group, ABBA are set push the boundaries of technology.
A press release calls it "a brand new live digital experience." The Guardian say it is a "virtual and live performance."
Fuller explains: "The creativity and ideas flowing from the members of ABBA over the past few months have filled me with great excitement. We are exploring a new technological world, with Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence at the forefront, that will allow us to create new forms of entertainment and content we couldn’t have previously imagined.”
The band's Benny Andersson continues: “We’re inspired by the limitless possibilities of what the future holds and are loving being a part of creating something new and dramatic here. A time machine that captures the essence of who we were. And are.”
Frida Lyngstad adds: “Our fans around the world are always asking us to reform and so I hope this new ABBA creation will excite them as much as it excites me!”
It's been a long 35 years since their final public performance, but ABBA are "preparing to give their fans around the world what millions of them have long dreamed of but considered impossible."
While it doesn't seem like this'll be the full reunion the world has begged for, it's definitely interesting. More details of the "pioneering collaboration" are coming in 2017.