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ABBA reunite at 'Mamma Mia' themed restaurant

By
Wade Sheridan
(L-R) Björn Ulvaeus, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Agnetha Fältskog and Benny Andersson of the famous Swedish pop group ABBA reunited Wednesday for the opening of a new Mama Mia' themed restaurant in Stockholm. Photo courtesy of ABBA/Facebook
(L-R) Björn Ulvaeus, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Agnetha Fältskog and Benny Andersson of the famous Swedish pop group ABBA reunited Wednesday for the opening of a new "Mama Mia' themed restaurant in Stockholm. Photo courtesy of ABBA/Facebook

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- The opening of a Mamma Mia! themed restaurant in Stockholm has reunited the four members of ABBA for the first time in eight years.

ABBA member Björn Ulvaeus, 70, who owns the new dining and entertainment venue, was joined by Benny Andersson, 69, Agnetha Fältskog, 65, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, 70.

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The Grecian style restaurant aptly named Mamma Mia! The Party, is based on a location featured in the ABBA inspired musical film of the same name. The last time the iconic band were last seen together was for the opening of the film in 2008.

"Mamma Mia The Party! At Tyrol and all 4 members of ABBA gathered again! Amazing night!!!!" read the band's official Facebook page alongside a photo of the reunion.

Mamma Mia The Party! At Tyrol and all 4 members of ABBA gathered again! Amazing night!!!!

Posted by ABBA on Wednesday, January 20, 2016

"First came the musical. Then the movie. Now the party begins," the restaurant's website says. "But when you enter the frame there is no musical. No theatre stage. Instead, you step right into a MAMMA MIA!-world with a whole new story, and a different experience. You and your friends take over where the movie ends and MAMMA MIA! THE PARTY begins."

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The price of admission into the restaurant is upwards of $160 which offers a Mediterranean buffet and a four-hour show based on ABBA's hit songs.

Despite the reunion, the four musicians still rejected any suggestions that they would ever perform together again. "I don't think so," Andersson said to USA Today.

ABBA, made up of two married couples performed and traveled the world together until 1982 after the couples divorced. Their compilation album ABBA Gold released in 1992 has sold 29 million units worldwide.

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