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ABBA considering 'Waterloo' 40th anniversary tour

It was almost 40 years ago ABBA burst onto the world stage with their victory at the Eurovision Song Contest.

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Gabrielle Levy
ABBA in AVRO's TopPop in April 1974, on their way to winning the Eurovision Song Contest. From left to right, Benny Andersson, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Agnetha Faltskog and Bjorn Ulvaeus.
ABBA in AVRO's TopPop in April 1974, on their way to winning the Eurovision Song Contest. From left to right, Benny Andersson, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Agnetha Faltskog and Bjorn Ulvaeus.

Nov. 12 (UPI) -- With the 40th anniversary of ABBA's victory at the Eurovision Song Contest just around the corner, the Swedish legends are considering reuniting for the first time in more than 20 years.

"Of course it is something we're thinking about," said Agnetha Faltskog, one of the four members of the pop group that was launched into superstardom when they won the annual European contest with "Waterloo" in April 1974.

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"There seem to be plans to do something to mark this anniversary in some way," she said. "But I can't say at this point what will come of them."

Although the band has not released new music since The Visitors was released in 1982, the quartet has never officially broken up. Faltskog was married to Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson was wed to Anni-Frid Ayngstad, and both couples later divorced.

The last time all four members of the group appeared together was in 2008, for the Swedish premiere of Mamma Mia, based on their music.

While they said at the time there was "simply no motivation to regroup" and that the "would like people to remember us as we were, young, exuberant and full of ambition," the "Waterloo" anniversary might be the impetus to change their tune.

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"We're all getting older," Faltskog said. "I can't imagine going onto the stage on walking sticks."

Sources: [Welt am Sonntag] [The Hollywood Reporter]

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