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Sep 3, 2021

ABBA backs after 40 years with new album, will perform virtual stage show

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Members of the pop group ABBA, from left, Benny Andersson, Agnetha Foltskog, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, appear in Tokyo on March 14, 1980. (AP Photo/Tsugufumi Matsumoto, File)
Members of the pop group ABBA, from left, Benny Andersson, Agnetha Foltskog, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, appear in Tokyo on March 14, 1980. (AP Photo/Tsugufumi Matsumoto, File)

Swedish pop icons ABBA are coming back with two new songs “I Still Have Faith in You” and “Don’t Shut Me Down” in four decades, along with a concert performance that will see the “Dancing Queen” quartet going entirely digital.

The album “Voyage” to be released on November 5, is a follow-up to 1981’s “The Visitors,” which until now had been the swan song of the Swedish band.

ABBA’s founding members consisted of two married couples for most of its existence, and whose name is an acronym of the first names of its members, Agnetha Fältskog, 71, Björn Ulvaeus, 76, Benny Andersson, 74, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, 75 will be performing on May 27, 2022.

The quartet will perform the ABBA Voyage concert after 5- years with a 10-piece band at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park as digital versions of themselves, which are previewed in the “I Still Have Faith in You” visual, according to a press release

ABBA was reunited in 2018 and releasing new album after 1981.

“We took a break in the spring of 1982 and now we’ve decided it’s time to end it,” ABBA said in a statement Thursday.

Their music has remained ubiquitous in the decades since their breakup, in part because of the stage musical “Mamma Mia!” and the two films that followed it.

They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010.