Genres - Pop
ABBA reunion, tour possible for 'Waterloo' 40th anniversary? One member says yes
The biggest hypothetical reunion in music is probably Led Zeppelin. Music Times would argue that ABBA is no. 2, and for the first time in a long while, the possibility of the Swedish pop group reforming for at least one show seems to be a possibility. Agnetha Faltskog, the member of the group who is viewed by many to be the most resistant to reunion, told a German newspaper that something could happen during 2014 to mark the 40th anniversary of the group's landmark album Waterloo.
"Of course it's something we're thinking about," she told Welt Am Sonntag. "There seem to be plans to do something to mark this anniversary in some way. I can't say at this point what will come of them."
ABBA broke up in 1982, as both couples that made up the band-Faltskog and Björn Ulvaeus, plus Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Benny Andersson-divorced. Faltskog has been viewed, probably unfairly, as the most against a reunion, probably due to her withdrawal from the spotlight following the dissolving of ABBA. She had released a number of solo albums over the years, including A, which debuted at no. 186 on the Billboard 200 when it debuted in the U.S. during May.
Ulvaeus and Andersson, the primary organizers of the group during it's '70s heyday, haven't exactly shown interest in reliving the past either, with the former famously saying that he preferred fans remember the group from when they were "young, exuberant." There were rumors the group was offered as much as $1 billion to do a tour in 2008. Ulvaeus said that money wasn't a concern for the group, but Faltskog said during her interview the group would reunite for a charity event, if anything.