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Abba could be rolling in the Money Money Money as Las Vegas hotels start bidding war for live show – which could rake in ‘almost £1billion’

Their new album Voyage will go down in history books with its UK chart success.

And Swedish pop group Abba, who have made a remarkable comeback to the music scene after 40 years, could rake in ‘almost £1billion’ from a bidding war started by three Las Vegas hotels who are desperate to secure the band’s new concert show.

According to reports, MGM Resorts, Caesars Palace and Resorts World are battling it out to come up trumps and host the supergroup’s Abbatar concert show, Abba Voyage.

The groundbreaking show kicks off in East London next May and insiders revealed to The Sun that it is hoped the show will move over the pond.

The quartet will appear as digitally created versions of themselves alongside a ten-piece band.

The source said: ‘The dream would be for the show to move to the States after its London run and in Vegas, it’s believed it could make almost £1billion.

They're back! The Swedish pop group have made a remarkable comeback to the music scene after 40 years (pictured 1974)
They’re back! The Swedish pop group have made a remarkable comeback to the music scene after 40 years (pictured 1974)

‘Plans at the moment are ­centred around a suggested 2024 opening which would coincide with the 50th anniversary of their Eurovision win and the release of chart-topper Waterloo.

‘Abba’s appeal is global and it would be a huge showcase to have this new avatar technology on the Vegas Strip.’

MailOnline has reached out to Abba representatives for comment.

Making history: The groundbreaking show kicks off in East London next May, with the quartet appearing as digitally created versions of themselves alongside a ten-piece band
Making history: The groundbreaking show kicks off in East London next May, with the quartet appearing as digitally created versions of themselves alongside a ten-piece band

The Mamma Mia hitmakers – Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad – bagged themselves a number one album with Voyage, which was released earlier this month.

Their lead single I Still Have Faith In You has been nominated for a Grammy Award, the first in the band’s history.

Speaking about the forthcoming show and its meaning, Björn said recently: ‘I have been thinking about that a lot, about what it actually means existentially.

‘In that respect I am eternal. And we were the first ones to do that. And the first ones are always remembered and always referred to in the future – they were the pioneers.

‘For me, I look at myself as an avatar from 1979 and I don’t even think it’s weird.’

Soaring up the charts: The Mamma Mia hitmakers bagged themselves a number one album with Voyage, which was released earlier this month
Soaring up the charts: The Mamma Mia hitmakers bagged themselves a number one album with Voyage, which was released earlier this month

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