Abba's business partner Gorel Hanser says the Swedish pop icons will not be performing live together again, despite releasing new music and working on a hologram tour.

The seventies pop superstars - Agnetha Faltskog, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Frida Lyngstad -  recently confirmed they are set to release their first new music in 35 years later this year, and revealed they are reuniting for a virtual-reality tour scheduled for next year.

Speaking to the Daily Star newspaper, Hanser said: 

''They will not be performing as a group again."

"Bjorn and Benny talked about maybe it would be good to have a couple of new songs included in this show ... and then they wrote some new songs for this show.''

Thank you for the music: Abba will never tour live again, according to their business partner

Last week, the Swedish band, who dominated global music charts between 1974 and 1982, said they will be releasing two new songs in December and admitted they were the "unexpected consequence" of their virtual reality tour.

In an official statement posted on Instagram the iconic group announced the news that delighted millions of fans worldwide.

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Abba were catapulted to worldwide success after scooping the Eurovision Song Contest with their song Waterloo when the event was held in Brighton in 1974.

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