Published Jun 06, 2016After years of adamantly opposing the idea of appearing onstage together ever again, Swedish pop idols ABBA have slowly warmed to the idea in the last decade. Now, fans dreams of the band performing together once again have come true.
The four founding members — Agnetha Faltskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad — graced a Stockholm stage for a rendition of "Me and I" at a private gala honouring the band's career yesterday (June 5). The date marked the 50th anniversary of Ulvaeus and Andersson's first meeting.
News of the reunion was broken by Swedish paper Expressen. According to reports, Lyngstad and Faltskog began singing the song as a tribute to their male bandmates. By the end of the song, Ulvaeus and Andersson unexpectedly joined in, marking the band's first performance as a quartet since 1986.
All four members previously appeared onstage together for the opening of Mamma Mia! The Party in Stockholm back in 2008 but did not perform at that time.
Lyngstad and Andersson were married in 1978, but divorced in 1980; Falskog and Ulvaeus married in 1971, but also divorced in 1980.
Video footage of the song has yet to surface online, but some eager Instagrammers snapped shots of the reunion. See a photo from the gala below.