Swedish pop sensation ABBA warned Wednesday they have decided to hold off on releasing our concert trailer until tomorrow due to the tragic incident in Uppsala during their tribute show.
The legendary ABBA preferred to pause promotion of an upcoming show for 24 hours, after two died in a dramatic fall at a tribute concert. The world-famous quartet is preparing to release a new album, “Voyage”, on Friday, forty years after the Swedish quartet split up.
On Tuesday night, an 80-year-old man fell seven stories to his death at a concert hall in Uppsala in a presumed accident, killing another attendee.
The venue north of Swedish capital Stockholm was to host a tribute show for an audience of around 1,000 called “Thank you for the music”, honouring the works of both Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, the male base of the quartet.
“In the light of the tragic news at the tribute concert in Sweden last night, we have decided to hold off on releasing our concert trailer until tomorrow,” a post from the ABBA Voyage Twitter account said.
The fans were happy that tthe release of ABBA’s new album announced in early September is not the only good news. The Swedish music legend is currently building a venue in London that will host a show which includes digitized “avatars” of the four band members, scheduled for May 2022.
The exact form of these avatars, designed by a special effects company that worked on the Star Wars films, is still shrouded in mystery, but the band insists that they will not be mere holograms.
The “ABBAtars” will represent Agnetha Faltskog, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad as they looked in 1979, the year when the Swedish band was on the peak of its success.