ABBA an­nounce new ex­hi­bi­tion

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

ABBA have an­nounced a new im­mer­sive ex­hi­bi­tion in Lon­don. The Swedish pop su­per­stars split up in 1982 af­ter 10 years to­gether, but are still ded­i­cated to keep­ing the spirit and me­mory of the band alive for their fans. 'ABBA: Su­per Troupers' will hit Lon­don's South­bank Cen­tre in De­cem­ber and will give their ad­mir­ers the chance to delve into their ar­chives. There will also be dif­fer­ent rooms which have been setup to repli­cate the big­gest mo­ments in the bands' his­tory. They in­clude a re­pro­duc­tion of the Brighton Grand Ho­tel room the group - which was com­prised of Bj?rn Ul­vaeus, Benny An­der­s­son, Anni-Frid (Frida) Lyn­gstad and Agnetha Falt­skog - made their home dur­ing their 1974 'Euro­vi­sion' win. Singer Bj?rn, 72, said: "Since our songs, which were writ­ten in the 70s, are still be­ing played to­day it's par­tic­u­larly in­ter­est­ing that the South­bank Cen­tre ex­hi­bi­tion is plac­ing them in the tem­po­ral con­text in which they were cre­ated. "We recorded 'Mamma Mia' in 1975. What hap­pened that year in the UK and in the world? One thing is for cer­tain - it seems un­be­liev­ably long ago!" Frida said: "We are so ex­cited that the ex­hi­bi­tion is tak­ing place at the South­bank Cen­tre, which is just a few short steps away from Water­loo." Last year, it was con­firmed they were get­ting back to­gether for a new vir­tual re­al­ity ex­pe­ri­ence. The 'Dancing Queen' hit­mak­ers teamed up with the Spice Girls' for­mer man­ager Si­mon Fuller and Uni­ver­sal for the unique project, which al­lows fans to see and hear the group in a whole new way. Si­mon, 57, said at the time: "The cre­ativ­ity and ideas flow­ing from the mem­bers of ABBA over the past few months have filled me with great ex­cite­ment. We are ex­plor­ing a new tech­no­log­i­cal world, with Vir­tual Re­al­ity and Ar­ti­fi­cial In­tel­li­gence at the fore­front, that will al­low us to cre­ate new forms of en­ter­tain­ment and con­tent we couldn't have pre­vi­ously imag­ined." The project was said to in­volve all four mem­bers of ABBA who first came to­gether in Stock­holm in 1972. How­ever, ru­mors that they were to use the dig­i­tal ex­pe­ri­ence on tour in 2018 have been de­nied. 'ABBA: Su­per Troupers' opens at the South­bank Cen­tre from De­cem­ber 14 to April 29, 2018.

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