Abba break Universal Music UK record for biggest ever pre-order for new album Voyage

Last week, the Swedish pop icons announced their long-anticipated reunion

Peony Hirwani
Wednesday 08 September 2021 08:30 BST
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Abba’s forthcoming album Voyage has broken Universal Music UK records after over 80,000 copies were purchased in just three days.

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.

Abba photographed in 1974 (Getty Images)

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.

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