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ABBA to Reunite in 2018 for Techy 'New Entertainment Experience'

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Swedish music band ABBA's new wax figures are presented on March 3, 2015, at the ABBA museum in Stockholm, Sweden. (Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 26 Oct 2016 03:16 PM

Thirty years after going their separate ways, all four original members of the Swedish pop band ABBA are planning to reunite with concerts in 2018 that will feature modern technology.

ABBA has not performed together since 1982 but appeared at a 50th anniversary party in June, the BBC reported.

Manager Simon Fuller says the new project will involve virtual reality and artificial intelligence and will be a “new entertainment experience” for fans. In a statement reported by the BBC, Fuller said, “We are exploring a new technological world that will allow us to create new forms of entertainment and content we couldn’t have previously imagined.”

Fuller previously managed The Spice Girls and other singers and bands like Annie Lennox, Kelly Clarkson, and Clay Aiken.

The band hopes to share their music with a new generation of fans.

“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,” ABBA member Benny Andersson said, The Evening Standard reported.

Details about the new project will be available in 2017. The members want to “maintain the authenticity and integrity of the band’s original version,” according to the Evening Standard.

ABBA had hits including “Dancing Queen,” “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!” and “Mamma Mia!” in the 1970s and early '80s. A musical and movie, “Mamma Mia!” was made using Abba’s music in the early 2000s, and ABBA’s music continues to be enjoyed by fans to the present day.

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