Fifty years after ABBA was formed in Stockholm in 1972, this Swedish supergroup has remained one of the most beloved and beloved bands of its genre. Timeless and transcendent, their music has touched and sparked an undeniable energy in audiences of all ages.
On Friday, September 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Coolidge Theater at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro, experience this music with Always ABBA as this tribute band, featuring Canada’s top singers and musicians, perform ABBA’s the biggest hits.
Relive the fun and classic looks and sounds that made ABBA famous. Always ABBA, founded eight years ago, plays to sold-out venues across North America.
ABBA’s name is an acronym of the first letters of the first names of singers Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad.
The group was one of the best-selling music groups in popular music history, topping the worldwide charts from 1974 to 1983 and again in 2021.
In 1974, ABBA was Sweden’s first Eurovision Song Contest winner with their song “Waterloo”. In 2005, “Waterloo” was chosen as the best song in the contest’s history as part of its 50th anniversary celebration.
After ABBA split in December 1982, Andersson and Ulvaeus continued their success writing music for multiple audiences, including stage, musicals and film, while Fältskog and Lyngstad pursued solo careers.
Ten years later, a compilation, “ABBA Gold”, was released, becoming a worldwide bestseller.
In 1999, ABBA’s music was adapted into “Mamma Mia!”, a musical that toured the world. A film of the same name was released in 2008. A sequel, “Mamma Mia!” Here We Go Again”, was released in 2018.
In 2016, the band reunited and began working on a digital avatar concert tour. Newly recorded songs were announced in 2018. “Voyage”, their first new album in 40 years, was released on November 5, 2021 to positive reviews and strong sales in many countries.
Admission is $30. For tickets, call the Deane Center at 570-724-6220 or visit deanecenter.com.