ABBA reunion O2 concerts story

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.

6 Comments on "ABBA reunion O2 concerts story"

  • Any Abba fan would know the group well enough to realise that even if the O2 organisers did come up with this idea, it wouldn’t happen anyway. The fab four have already said enough times over the years. We fans all probably could have saved them the bother of asking.

  • Now Benny himself has denied that anyone has actually approached the ABBA members about this.

  • ….yeah totally crazy…ha!I mean I’m no Michael Jackson fan…but people paid for that…not abba…and Isaw some very anti -abba comments on some websites…So for that point alone it would not be a good reason…and the other ones we know.already from the horses mouth.. Cheers abba !….although some tiny part of me would be curious..ha!

  • I know it won’t happen…but there’s a huge part of me that will always live in hope.
    I wasn’t allowed to go to see Abba at Wembley when i was younger…i’m older now and will continue to wait!!

  • I reckon that someone atThe Sun had picked up on the preplanning for the Hyde Park celebratory concert (before it was announced), put 2 and 2 together and came up with 5! 🙂

  • I can’t believe anyone believes anything they read in the tabloids. Abba haven’t played live together for 30 years, and then with a couple of weeks’ notice, they’ve put a live show together at the O2. Right, like that’d happen!

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