“Of course it’s (reunion) something we’re thinking about” was the quote that ABBA singer Agnetha Faltskog gave today in an interview with German Newspaper “Welt am Sonntag/Die Welt”.
She was speaking of the fact that 2014 will be their 40th anniversary of winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974 with the iconic song “Waterloo”.
Faltskog said that the band were mulling over this milestone. There have been many rumours of reunions and tours in the past, but their upcoming anniversary has sparked the imagination of ABBA themselves, according to Agnetha.
She later went on to say in the interview “”There seem to be plans to do something to mark this anniversary in some way. But I can’t say at this point what will come of them.”
ABBA gave their blessing to the opening to the first ABBA Museum in Stockholm this year – something the band had resisted for some time. Who can say at this time what “plans” are being discussed to mark their Eurovision Win of 1974. As for a full-out world tour – I would say not. However a one off live performance or the release of new material would be more of a stronger possibility – or maybe a presentation at Eurovision 2014 in Copenhagen?
Faltskog said that of the plans for a reunion/celebrations, that she wants to know only at the last moment “If such an event should take place, and I knew well in advance, I would wreck my head over it all the time.I do not want to think of it – just do it!”
This is the first sign that there could be a celebration of ABBA’s launch onto the world stage back in 1974 and making them one of the most successful acts of all time.
Author/Website co-founder and Editor in Chief Garrett Mulhall
Source : Welt am Sonntag/Die Welt