ABBA Voyage - my media appearances

Published September 06, 2021

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 40 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MIC Izvestia

Alex Schulman item about ABBA

Published September 06, 2021

Alex Schulman item about ABBA, Dagens Nyheter, 6 September 2021.

Two hours of local BBC Radio interviews

Published September 01, 2021

Various media want to talk to me about ABBA Voyage, and who am I to turn them down? Exact times etc. aren't clear yet, but I will post as soon as I have them.

What I can tell you is that tomorrow, Thursday, I will spend two hours talking to a number of local BBC Radio stations (in the UK). This is the schedule, technology allowing:

08:00-10:00am

0808 TEES
0815 WILTSHIRE
0822 CUMBRIA
0830 JERSEY
0838 DEVON
0845 H&W|
0852 BERKSHIRE
0915 SHROPSHIRE
0922 LANCASHIRE
0930 CAMBRIDGESHIRE
0938 KENT
0945 NEWCASTLE

During those two hours I will also be pre-recording LINCOLNSHIRE, SOLENT and DERBY for later broadcast (unclear exactly when).

 

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