Mamma Mia! ABBA Announces Their Return

Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! more ABBA! The Swedish band that everybody knows and loves has returned with their new album Voyage which will be released on November 5th. 


ABBA has been a strong presence in the music industry ever since 1974 when the Swedish band won The Eurovision Song Contest with their original song, “Waterloo.” Shortly after, the music group grew to fame across the globe as they released hit songs such as “Dancing Queen”, “Super Trouper”, “Honey, Honey” and many more. However, their rise to fame was cut short when the group collectively decided to break up in 1982. As avid fans of ABBA mourned the loss of their roles in the music industry, fans were not disappointed when all of ABBA’s hit songs were integrated into the hit movie musical Mamma Mia! which was released in July of 2008. The jukebox musical has been a huge presence in theatre and on-stage as it reminded fans what they loved about ABBA’s music. The original members of the band co-produced both the successful original movie and the movie sequel, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.

The theatrical release poster for Mamma Mia! Photo Courtesy of Wikipedia


The original members of the band, Agneta Fältskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Benny Andersson, and Björn Ulvaeus,  have since announced that after 40 years, they would be reuniting for their ninth studio album and a new concert. The new album Voyage was teased to the internet through various social media accounts and livestreams, but was then given a release date of November 5th, 2021 with information that the tracklist includes 10 new songs. 


The members of ABBA posing for a photo while recording their upcoming virtual concert. Photos Courtesy of Baillie Walsh/Universal Music Group


Along with their new album, the band also announced that they will be hosting a digital concert on May 27th, 2022 at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park’s arena in London. Their concert, which was developed through the help of George Lucas’ Industrial Light & Magic, will feature holograms of the original band while accompanied by a live 10-piece band.




Although these music icons are in their 70s, they have made it clear to their fans that they are back and better than ever!