ABBA to reunite for mysterious ‘virtual reality’ time machine project

The members of ABBA are reuniting for a “new digital experience” next year.

The iconic Swedish pop band made the announcement Wednesday, but didn’t offer much detail.


The Swedish pop group have not performed publicly since they split more than three decades ago. The quartet did perform at a private party in earlier this year. (EPA)

A statement on their website revealed that they are teaming up with Universal Music Group and entertainment mogul Simon Fuller (American Idol, Spice Girls) in “a groundbreaking venture that will utilize the very latest in digital and virtual reality technology.”

ABBA keyboardist Benny Andersson described the project as “a time machine that captures the essence of who we were. And are.”

Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!

More details on the new project aren’t expected until next year, but fans are already hungry for more.

ABBA includes Andersson, Agnetha Faltskog, Bjoern Ulvaeus and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. They formed in Stockholm in 1972 and last performed together 35 years ago. The four members made a rare joint appearance in January for the opening of a Stockholm restaurant inspired by the Mamma Mia! musical.

ABBA’s hits include Dancing QueenTake a Chance on Me and Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!