ABBA to reunite for mysterious 'virtual reality' time machine project
Iconic Swedish pop group announced venture with American Idol creator Simon Fuller
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.
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.
I'm buzzing ABBA are getting back together makes it a bit more acceptable to listen to them loads like I already do! 🎉👫👫 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ABBA?src=hash">#ABBA</a>—@emilyshepherd95
I'm not getting my hopes up for an ABBA reunion until new music or a tour is announced! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE TOUR AT LEAST!!!—@DazoMusicFan
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 Queen, Take a Chance on Me and Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
With files from The Associated Press