ABBA Are Reuniting In A Virtual Reality

The Swedish pop group have announced a new virtual and live experience for 2018

MOST POPULAR

However much you try and play it cool, we all know that there is a little bit of ABBA mania in all of us.

From Waterloo to Dancing Queen the 1970's Swedish pop group have provided us with a number of memorable songs and fashion moments that we all secretly adore.

As a kid I always wanted to wear the infamous satin blue trousers with platform boots that Agnetha wore at the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

(Perhaps the AW16 trends can validate this dream at last.)

MOST POPULAR

Having split up in 1982, the band have maintained their legacy through the hit musical Mamma Mia, which was made in to a film adaptation in 2008 with Amanda Seyfried and Meryl Streep in the leading roles.

Whilst this has temporarily satiated our 70's pop cravings, many fans are still hoping that a reunion is on the cards.

After performing together for the first time in 30 years only four months ago at a private gala event in Stockholm, there was hope that this would ignite a reunion, however, the band remained silent about a reconciliation.

This is until now...

It has now been announced that the band will be stepping back in to the spotlight in 2018 by releasing a virtual reality experience that will feature live performances from their former glory days.

Under the direction of the Spice Girls former manager, Simon Fuller, the band hope that the project will 'engage a new generation of fans to see, hear, and feel Abba in a way previously unimagined.'

Whilst this isn't exactly the four year world tour we were all hoping for, it's certainly better than nothing.

Exact details are yet to be announced, but ABBA's Benny Andersson has 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.'

At the news of this new virtual reunion, some people have speculated that the band are doing it simply for the 'money, money money' but for the fans out there, the news has come as an opportunity to rekindle their love for the band and say 'Thank you for the music'.

Read Next: