FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 18, 2011
TOP ABBA TRIBUTE BAND TO PERFORM WITH UTAH SYMPHONY
SALT LAKE CITY – One of the most acclaimed ABBA tribute bands, having performed for thousands of fans in sold-out performances worldwide, will join the Utah Symphony Friday and Saturday, April 29 and 30 at 8 p.m. in Abravanel Hall for “ABBA – The Concert.”
Under the baton of Utah Symphony Principal Pops Conductor Jerry Steichen, they will perform some of ABBA’s most iconic hits, including “Mamma Mia,” “S.O.S,” “Money, Money, Money,” “The Winner Takes It All,” “Waterloo,” “Gimme, Gimme, Gimme” and “Dancing Queen.”
Tickets for the performances range from $30 to $85 and can be purchased by calling (801) 355-ARTS (2787), in person at the Abravanel Hall ticket office (123 W. South Temple) or by visiting www.usuo.org. Students can purchase $15 discounted tickets with a student ID on the day of the performance (subject to availability). Season ticket holders and those desiring group discounts should call (801) 533-NOTE (6683). Ticket prices will increase $5 when purchased the day of the performance.
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About “ABBA – The Concert”
“ABBA – The Concert” was formed in 1996 and quickly became known for its live authentic ABBA sound and style. The Official ABBA Fan Club named the group “the best ABBA tribute band in the world,” and the press has lauded the group as being “the closest to ABBA you’ll ever get.”
The group has performed in more than 1,000 shows in more than 20 countries around the world. Performances have always included at least two members of the original ABBA rhythm section, and have consisted over-the-years of saxophone player Ulf Andersson, legendary bass guitarist Mike Watson, guitarists Mats Ronander, Lasse Wellander and Janne Schaffer, and drummers Ola Brunkert and Roger Palm.
About Utah Symphony | Utah Opera
Utah Symphony | Utah Opera is dedicated to providing Utah residents and visitors with great performances which engage, educate and enrich lives. The Utah Symphony, which performs at Abravanel Hall, and Utah Opera, which performs at the Capitol Theatre, reach 450,000 citizens in Utah and the Intermountain region, with educational outreach programs serving more than 200,000 students annually. The organization employs 60 staff and 83 full-time musicians, presenting four full operas and more than 70 symphony performances in each regular season as well as a summer season at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah. For more information please visit www.usuo.org.
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