Friday, January 9, 2009
ABBA NAMED 'FAVORITE TO REUNITE IN 2009'
ABBA have been named as the band that music fans would most like to see reform this year, according to Viagogo.
The Swedish act came top of a poll of groups that concert-goers would like to see return to the stage for a live show.
"We have already seen huge demand for reunions from the likes of Blur, Take That and Cliff and the Shadows. But ABBA would be the ultimate comeback tour according to fans - and who could put a price on that ticket?" said CEO Eric Baker.
In an interview with the Sunday Telegraph Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, who wrote most of the group's hits, said there was nothing that could entice them back on stage.
"We will never appear on stage again," says Ulvaeus. "There is simply no motivation to re-group. Money is not a factor and we would like people to remember us as we were.
Manchester band The Smiths, who disbanded in 1987 after disagreements between lead singer Morrissey and guitarist Johnny Marr, came second on the list.
Music fans placed a Take That reunion with Robbie Williams in third place.
The Top 10 most popular bands to reform in full are:
2. The Smiths
3. Take That with Robbie Williams
4. Stone Roses
5. Guns and Roses with Slash
6. Pink Floyd
7. Talking Heads
8. The Faces
10. Jackson Five
Telegraph, Digital Spy
posted 4:32 PM