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Double tragedy at an ABBA concert: an 80-year-old man died after falling 7 floors and killed another 60

The Abba group: Benny Andersson, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Agnetha Faltskog and Bjorn Ulvaeus pose after winning the Eurovision contest with "Waterloo".  February 9, 1974. Olle Lindeborg / TT News Agency / via REUTERS /
The Abba group: Benny Andersson, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Agnetha Faltskog and Bjorn Ulvaeus pose after winning the Eurovision contest with “Waterloo”. February 9, 1974. Olle Lindeborg / TT News Agency / via REUTERS /

The Swedish pop group Abba postponed the promotion of an upcoming show for 24 hours, after a double tragedy that killed two people in an accident during a tribute concert for several members of the band.

On tuesday night, An 80-year-old man fell or jumped seven floors to his death in a concert hall in Uppsala, north of Stockholm, in an alleged accident, striking another attendee.

The 80-year-old man died at the scene and the 60-year-old man he hit later died, police said. A woman who was with the 60-year-old man was injured, but her injuries were not considered life-threatening.said the police.

The venue was to host a tribute show for an audience of around 1,000 called Thank You For the Music, honoring the works of Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, the two male members of Abba.

  Flowers and candles placed on the door of the Uppsala Konsert and Kongress hall, where two people were killed and another injured after a person fell from several meters, in Uppsala, near Stockholm, Sweden, on November 3, 2021. Christine Olsson / TT News Agency
Flowers and candles placed on the door of the Uppsala Konsert and Kongress hall, where two people were killed and another injured after a person fell from several meters, in Uppsala, near Stockholm, Sweden, on November 3, 2021. Christine Olsson / TT News Agency

“In light of the tragic news at the tribute concert in Sweden last night, we have decided to postpone the release of our concert trailer until tomorrow,” said a post on Abba Voyage’s Twitter account.

The site’s website said it would be closed from Wednesday through Friday due to the deaths. “We are all shocked by the tragic accident and our thoughts go to the deceased, their relatives and their families,” read a message on their website.

Police said they have no reason to suspect that there was a criminal act in the fall of the 80-year-old man from the seventh floor, so they consider it an accident.

The double tragedy occurred on the eve of the launch of Voyage, Abba’s new album, 40 years after the group’s separation.

The Abba Voyage show will have holographic avatars of the band members recreating what they looked like when they were young and on the cusp of their success.
The Abba Voyage show will have holographic avatars of the band members recreating what they looked like when they were young and on the cusp of their success.

In addition to the album release, announced in September, the band is building a venue in London to host a show that includes Digitized “avatars” of its four members, scheduled for May 2022.

The exact shape of the avatars, designed by a special effects company that worked on the Star Wars movies, it’s still shrouded in mystery, but the band insists they won’t be mere holograms.

The “Abbatars” will represent Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad as they looked in 1979.

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