ABBA is wanted by Grammys bosses to reunite for a performance at the upcoming ceremony.
The Swedish pop icons – including Agnetha Faltskog, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad – haven’t performed together since 1982.
The ‘Dancing Queen’ hitmakers are nominated for Grammy Record of the Year for their comeback single, ‘I Still Have Faith In You,’ and organizers hope to persuade the group to perform at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. April 3. – but it turns out to be difficult.
A source told The Sun newspaper’s Bizarre column: “The team that puts the Grammys together approached Bjorn and Benny about reuniting the four on stage in April.
“They are willing to leave no stone unturned to achieve this, but persuading the band themselves is proving difficult.
“The dream would be to have them sing live there, which could potentially be their last performance, but they would also do anything just to have them in the room.
“If they go, a medley of their hits performed by other artists is an idea that has been discussed.
“Abba has an incredible musical legacy and the Grammys want to celebrate it, if the band is up for it.”
The band reunited for their first new music in nearly 40 years on the chart-topping “Abba Voyage” LP last year.
The “Waterloo” hitmakers also have their digital avatar show named after the record coming in May.
The Grammys conference comes after it was claimed that ABBA was the subject of a fierce bidding war between Vegas venues for a possible avatar residency in 2024.
Although Benny and Bjorn insisted they were done with more new music and shows, it was reported that MGM Resorts, Caesars Palace and Resorts World were locked in a battle to host their avatar show at SinCity.
It has even been claimed that the ‘Money, Money, Money’ hitmakers could rake in nearly £1billion if they agree to a deal.
A source said in November: “There’s a huge appetite for Abba’s new show ‘Voyage’ in Las Vegas.
“MGM Resorts, Caesars Palace and Resorts World are desperate to secure it and have been locked in a bidding war over it.
“Abba’s appeal is global and it would be a huge showcase to have this new avatar technology on the Vegas Strip.
“Talks are in the early stages between the developers and the big three casinos here for entertainment.
“The word is that the major decision, aside from the money deal, is about the best fit for the sound setup and creating an intimate crowd.
“The dream would be for the show to move to the US after its run in London and Vegas it is thought it could gross close to £1billion.
“Plans at the moment center on a suggested opening in 2024 which would coincide with the 50th anniversary of their ‘Eurovision’ win and the release of the ‘Waterloo’ chart.”
The “Voyage” concert experience will begin on May 27, 2022 at the ABBA Arena, a state-of-the-art 3,000 capacity arena located in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.