Abba break Universal Music UK record for biggest ever pre-order for new album Voyage
This records the music company’s biggest ever album pre-order, breaking the previous record set by pop group Take That for their albums Progress and III.
Last week, the Swedish pop icons announced their long-anticipated reunion on 2 September, after almost 40 years apart.
Following the announcement, the group – made up of Benny Andersson, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Agnetha Fälskog and Björn Ulvaeus also unveiled two new singles: “I Still Have Faith In You” and “Don’t Shut Me Down“.
Both songs will appear on their forthcoming 10-track album, Voyage.
The album, which will be the group’s first studio album since 1981’s The Visitors, will be released on 5 November 2021 via Polydor/Universal Music.
Abba also announced details of a state-of-the-art virtual concert series in which all four members of the band will appear on stage digitally.
The group will appear with a live 10-piece band, in a purpose-built arena in London, from 27 May 2022.
The group teamed up with Star Wars creator George Lucas’s studio to develop digital representations of themselves using this first-of-a-kind, “revolutionary” technology.
The concert will open at the Abba Arena, a state-of-the-art 3,000-capacity arena located at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.
You can find information about tickets here.