ABBA’s latest comeback song landed at Number 59 in the UK charts, despite it reaching the top 20 on airplay.
After a 39-year hiatus, the Swedish band saw a slight drop in their performance. Their first single, Don’t Shut Me Down was released last month and peaked at number 9.
This comes after the band – consisting of Björn Ulvaeus, 76, Benny Andersson, 74, Agnetha Fältskog, 71, and Anni-Frid, 75 – confirmed that their long-awaited comeback album Voyage will be their last.
Flop: ABBA’s latest comeback track landed at Number 59 on the UK charts, despite reaching the top 20 on airplay (pictured in 2021)
ABBA reached number nine, fourteen, and 44 on the UK Singles Chart despite the defeat in the US. They also reached number one in Sweden.
Just A Notion currently sits on the A-List section of BBC Radio 2’s playlist and the SOS hitmakers recently announced further tickets will be made available for their upcoming avatar tour in London due to high demand.
MailOnline reached out to ABBA representatives for comment.
On hold: The Swedish band saw a slight dip in performance after their first comeback song Don’t Shut Me Down, released last month, peaked at number nine
This announcement comes after the four-piece announced their retirement following the release their first album in 40 year and completion of their stage residency.
The pop pioneers split in 1982. However, they reformed earlier this years to record Voyage, their ninth studio recording, and to announce plans for a new immersive digital stage show to be held at Stratford next May.
The performance will be held in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park’s ABBA Arena, London, starting 27 May 2022.
Exciting: It comes following the announcement by the four-piece that they will retire after the release their first album in 40 year and the completion of their stage residency. (pictured in 2021).
Additional tickets for ABBA Voyage will be available starting at 10 a.m. on November 3, two days before the album’s release.
Tickets will be available at abbavoyage.com. There will be a pre-sale to Amazon UK customers who pre-order a physical copy of the new ABBA album starting Monday November 1, and a priority booking window open to ABBA Voyage subscribers starting on November 2 at 10am.
However bandmembers Benny and Bjorn insist the reunion is a one-off, with the band unlikely to record more music following the release of Voyage on November 5.
Speaking to The Guardian, Benny said: ‘This is it… It’s got to be, you know.’
Touching on the band’s original break-up, which followed almost a decade of chart domination, he added: ‘I didn’t actually say that, “This is it” in 1982.
Legends: The Swedish pop pioneers originally split up in 1982, but reformed earlier this year to record ninth studio album Voyage and unveil plans for an immersive digital stage show (pictured in 1974)
‘I never thought that ABBA would never happen again. But I can tell now that this is it.
After winning the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest, Waterloo was the group’s hit single.
They released songs like Mama Mia!, Dancing Queen and Take a Chance on Me before leaving the music business.
After weeks and months of motion-capture, performance and other techniques, digital versions of each member of the quartet were created.
Bowing out: Benny and Bjorn, the band members, insist that the reunion was a one-off. They don’t expect the band to record any more music after Voyage’s release on November 5, (pictured in 1974).
An 850-strong team from Industrial Light & Magic, the company founded by Star Wars creator George Lucas, led the company’s first foray into music.
The foursome had previously stated that they would not reform despite their worldwide popularity and having sold more than 400 million albums in 50 years.
In an interview with Australia’s A Current Affair, Björn teased: ‘That’s the vision we have, an experience that nobody has ever had in music.’
He said, “You know, you should sit in the audience at opening night and see this thing. It’s going to amaze and delight you.”
The singer promises it will be as authentic as possible.
Stars: The quartet previously stated they would never reorganize despite their immense popularity worldwide and having sold more than 400,000,000 albums in 50 years (photo circa 1976).
He stated that it would be them, because they have infused themselves in these avatars with movement, facial expressions, voices, and all that stuff makes it, that it would be us.
According to The Sun, ‘The state of the art concert will run until 2025 and will feature Abba performing in holograms of their heyday.
‘It will be situated in a purpose-built 3,000-capacity venue in the Olympic Park in Stratford, East London, where it will open next spring and an entire album of new music is being readied.’
It said: “The theatre, measuring 6,710-square metres, will host eight shows per week and will offer a 360-degree immersive environment, giving fans the opportunity to get up close with the recreations and real performers.
The Sun has seen plans that show the building’s design allows it to be dismantled for transportation.
“Preliminary plans” are intended for a move to Las Vegas or Stockholm in the future.
The Waterloo group went their separate ways at the height of their career, and during their final years Björn divorced bandmate Agnetha whilst Benny and Frida split up, too.
They performed together for the first time in decades in 2016 at a private event, which marked the 50th anniversary of the first meeting between songwriters Björn and Benny.