Pop legends ABBA are being primed to see if they will take on the record-breaking run of shows planned for Michael Jackson. AEG Live, the team behind the King of Pop’s planned 50-night residency are trying to tempt the Mamma Mia band out of retirement with mega-bucks deals.
Jacko was due to kick off his This Is It string of shows at the London 02 on July 13.
AEG Live now face a multi-million pound black hole if they cannot fill the slots.
The firm’s chief David Campbell said: "There’s a little foursome out in Sweden we keep talking to."
ABBA stormed onto the world stage in 1973, winning the Eurovision Song Contest with Waterloo.
Benny Andersson, 62, Bjorn Ulvaeus, 64, Agnetha Faltskog, 59 and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, 63, pumped out hits including Super Trouper, Fernando and Dancing Queen.
But personal tensions saw them split in 1983.
A source said of the ABBA offer: "There are millions on the table.
"But there are many hurdles to overcome."
ABBA are wooed to fill Jackson’s O2 run – thanks to Gordon and others.