The day has finally come!
Swedish pop group ABBA has announced their return to music, releasing a brand new studio album called Voyage and a digital concert in London next May.
The huge news comes 40 years after the band's last recording The Visitors.
Created together at Benny's studio in Stockholm, Voyage is set for release on 5th November 2021.
Digital versions of the four band members have been created for the concert by Industrial Light and Magic, the company founded by George Lucas.
— ABBA (@ABBA) September 2, 2021
The ABBAtars of Agnetha, Björn, Benny and Anni-Frid will perform with a live 10-piece band, in a purpose-built arena in London from 27th May 2022.
Two new songs, I Still Have Faith In You and Don't Shut Me Down, will both feature in the concert set list.
In a statement Agnetha, Björn, Benny, Anni-Frid said : "Thank you for waiting - it’s time for a new journey to begin.
"We simply call it Voyage and we’re truly sailing in uncharted waters. With the help of our younger selves, we travel into the future. It’s not easy to explain but then it hasn’t been done before.
"To tell the truth, the main inspiration to record again comes from our involvement in creating the strangest and most spectacular concert you could ever dream of.
"We’re going to be able to sit back in an audience and watch our digital selves perform our songs on a stage in a custom-built arena in London next spring. Weird and wonderful!"
ABBA Voyage will begin on 27th May 2022 at the ABBA Arena, a state-of-the-art 3,000 capacity arena located at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.
Pre-registration for tickets is open on abbavoyage.com with tickets on general sale from Tuesday 7th September.
Twitter users have been reacting to the big music news with joy.
the new ABBA songs sound like they were recorded in the 70s...... it's like they knew my hope in anything was hanging on by a single thread pic.twitter.com/A6ILCj1p68
— no (@afroelven) September 3, 2021
*new abba album + 2 singles + holograms*
— eduarda // abba era (@kathrynhxhn) September 3, 2021