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Mosaic Place to bring “THE SHOW – a tribute to ABBA”, to their stage May 22nd, 2014. THE SHOW has taken the position as the best ABBA tribute show in the world according to the Official International ABBA Fan Club.
THE SHOW was created in 2001 and has since had an impressive 13 year run of worldwide success. With more than 600 concerts in 38 countries and more than 2 million tickets sold THE SHOW has created renewed success for ABBA’s music - something that THE SHOW now celebrates by honoring the 40th anniversary of the Waterloo break through.
”ABBA is loved and well known across the world. From the start we wanted to honour that by creating the perfect illusion of the original ABBA. On THE SHOW’S 40th anniversary tour audiences will experience our vision of what ABBA would look like with modern day technology and lights and still with that fantastic and well known ABBA sound.” says producer Kenneth Svoldgaard.
THE SHOW isn’t just another cheap look-a-like tribute to ABBA. What separates THE SHOW from the pack is the success of recreating the two female singers that not only look like the originals but also sing so much like Agnetha and Anne Frid that even the most critical of fans applaud them. The two singers were cast after they won a big Swedish talent show performing as the ABBA girls and now they bring their talents to the world in THE SHOW.
”One of the most important elements in creating the illusion of ABBA is to use Swedish singers in THE SHOW. They have a specific accent that cannot be faked. We don’t compromise when recreating the authentic ABBA sound.” Kenneth Svoldgaard continues.
The music in THE SHOW is played by the Swedish band Waterloo and backed by members of The National Symphony Orchestra of London. They have performed with big stars like Elvis Costello, Robbie Williams and Sir Cliff Richard.
To further add that original touch to THE SHOW several of the original ABBA musicians appear as guest performers in THE SHOW, something that is unique to this tribute to ABBA. Audiences can look forward to the legendary sax player Ulf Andersson who toured with the original ABBA and co-wrote the musical composition for the hit song I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do with original ABBA member Benny Andersson:
”When I was asked to play in THE SHOW, I immediately accepted because the quality of the show is so high. I enjoy helping to bring the music as close to the original sound as possible. Would you believe that I enjoy touring and playing with THE SHOW almost more than I did with the original ABBA. ABBA’s music has grown on me over the years and has proven its quality. After all these years their songs are still alive and I enjoy them more every day.” says Ulf Andersson
ABBA has deserved its place in music history and today 40 years after their break through their music still lives and grows with more than 2 million records sold every year.
THE SHOW presents a wide variety of ABBA’s Greatest Hits in a 2 hour extravaganza. It is a live concert that lets the audience follow ABBA from before they won the Eurovision and all the way through to their big international success. Among the greatest hits are songs like Waterloo, SOS, Mamma Mia, Dancing Queen, Money Money Money, Knowing Me Knowing You, sprinkled with several surprises from ABBA’s massive song catalogue.
THE SHOW – A Tribute To ABBA will play at Mosaic Place on Thursday, May 22, 2014. Tickets go on sale Saturday, March 1 at 11am and can be purchased at www.mosaicplace.ca, charge by phone at (306) 624-2050 or in person at the Mosaic Place Box Office.
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With the ZZ Top concert taking place in less than three weeks, Canadian band, Flash Lightnin', has been added as the opening act for the Texas Trio.
Flash Lightnin’ is a Toronto-based power trio whose legend was born in 2007 at the Dakota Tavern, a wood-paneled and raucous basement bar in the heart of the city's Queen West district. With their extraordinary chops and reverent yet contemporary approach to blues-based southern rock and roll, Flash Lightnin's weekly residency at The Dakota quickly became one of the hottest nights in the city. These whiskey-soaked Wednesdays also emerged as an important gathering place for Toronto's musician community, as the band's proficiency and explosive stageshow earned them an overflowing audience that regularly included members of Broken Social Scene, Blue Rodeo, Billy Talent, Feist, and Metric.
Destello (pronounced des-TAY-o, meaning "flash" in Spanish), the band's self-produced debut EP features six original songs that capture the electric intensity of those sweaty nights at the Dakota. With Darren Glover on guitar and vocals, Darcy Yates on bass, and Chris Henry's rolling back beat, the band wears its influences of seventies ZZ Top and Rolling Stones like a well-worn Nudie Suit, with rhinestone crests of Jack White and the Black Keys.
Flash Lightnin' has already shared the stage with Metric, Wintersleep, The Breeders, Sam Roberts Band and Broken Social Scene. Starting this fall they hit the road in support of Destello to bring their stompin' boogie and electrifying rock to the rest of Canada for the first time.
A limited number of tickets have been released for the ZZ Top concert. Tickets are priced at $69.00 plus taxes and fees, and are available in person at the Mosaic Place Box Office, online at www.mosaicplace.ca or you may charge by phone at 306-624-2050.
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Avenged Sevenfold have announced a headlining North American spring tour including appearances at Carolina Rebellion, Rise Above Fest and Rock on The Range. In addition to those stops, the band will also make an appearance in Moose Jaw at Mosaic Place on Wednesday, April 16th.
Avenged Sevenfold achieved worldwide success with a string of best-selling albums — including their 2005 platinum breakthrough City Of Evil, 2007’s Avenged Sevenfold, which topped the Billboard Alternative, Hard, and Rock Charts, and two consecutive No 1’s on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart, Nightmare (2010) and their latest Hail To The King — achieving Diamond, Platinum and Gold awards for album sales in nearly a dozen countries. They have also scored a series of Top 10 singles at multiple formats, including “Bat Country,” “Almost Easy,” “Scream,” “Nightmare,” “Welcome To The Family,” “So Far Away,” and “Hail To The King,” and their latest, “Shepherd of Fire.”
The band, which hails from Huntington Beach, Calif., have become known for their spectacular live shows, routinely selling out arenas worldwide and headlining some of the biggest and most prestigious music festivals.
In November 2012, they made an unprecedented appearance as characters in Call of Duty Black Ops 2 — the biggest-selling video game of all time, which featured the band’s performance of “Carry On,” written specifically for the game.
Tickets for the April 16th performance at Mosaic Place start at $49.50 plus taxes and fees andmay be purchased onlineFriday, February 21st, 10am at www.mosaicplace.ca, by phone at (306) 624-2050 or in person at the Mosaic Place Box Office.