Abba will be “reuniting” formally for first time since their split over 30 years ago to work on a project with music mogul Simon Fuller due to be revealed in 2018. The group has announced they will work with Fuller, who rose to fame managing the Spice Girls, on what is being described as a “groundbreaking venture that will utilise the very latest in digital and virtual reality technology”.
Benny Andersson said: “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.”
The full details of the new project have not been announced but an official release says the foursome will be involved in the creative process with a view to “maintaining the authenticity and integrity of the band’s original vision”.
The project says it will will aim to take the Abba experience to a new generation of fans and will enable them to see, hear and feel the band “in a way previously unimagined”.