ABBA Voyage - my media appearances

Published November 22, 2021

Update 22 November 2021: I've added a bunch of other media appearances that took place after mid-September, up to and including the November launch of ABBA's Voyage album.

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Thursday 2 and Friday 3 September will go down in history as two of the most insane days I have ever experienced. TV, radio and press interviews from morning to night, new requests coming in all the time - so many that I had to turn some of them down, simply because I couldn't fit them all in. A friend of mine joked that I should get a media representative to handle all the requests, and in fact, for those two days I would have needed one.

It was exhausting, but above all a lot of fun, as I tried my best to speculate on what we would be getting on the night of 2 September, when ABBA would unveil some big news. Afterwards, I scrambled to convey my first impressions of the two new songs - I Still Have Faith In You and Don't Shut Me Down - and the revelation that we would get an entire studio album. Plus, of course, the digital avatar concert experience.

Here's a list of my ABBA Voyage-related media appearances in roughly chronological order - the ones I'm aware of and that can be accessed online, that is! At the time of writing, all items should be accessible for everyone (except where otherwise noted).

A few items are not directly related to ABBA Voyage, but their publication happened as a result of the renewed interest in ABBA in the Voyage announcement time-frame.

Are the stories from online newspapers etc. not in your language? Then please use Google Translate.

27 AUGUST


30 AUGUST

The ABC Evening Show with Sarah Macdonald [Australia]

2 SEPTEMBER

UK BBC Radio, local radio stations - clips made available thanks to the efforts of Trevor Barker:


3 SEPTEMBER


4 SEPTEMBER


6 SEPTEMBER


7 SEPTEMBER


9 SEPTEMBER


10 SEPTEMBER

  • Expressen [Sweden, behind paywall; not actually about ABBA Voyage]

11 SEPTEMBER


13 SEPTEMBER


1 OCTOBER

  • Hidden Track podcast [Canada; about ABBA's career and history]

3 OCTOBER

  • Expressen [Sweden; the harsh criticism levelled against ABBA in 1970s Sweden; behind a paywall]


21 OCTOBER

  • Eurovision Legends podcast [Sweden but English-language], part 1 and part 2 (ABBA's Eurovision connections)


27 OCTOBER

  • QX, the Swedish gay mag ranks the ABBA songs with the aid of a 39-strong jury

2 NOVEMBER

  • QX, an interview with me, commenting on the ABBA song ranking (see above) and more


4 NOVEMBER


5 NOVEMBER

UK BBC Radio, local radio stations - clips made available thanks to the efforts of Trevor Barker:


17 NOVEMBER


23 NOVEMBER

 

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