‘ABBA the Concert’
HARRIS – Mamma Mia! The Island Resort & Casino in Harris will welcome “ABBA the Concert” Sept. 19 and 20 in the Island Showroom.
The tribute band, featuring The Visitors, was formed in 1996 and became known for its ABBA sound and “ABBA-esque” performance, according to the group’s website, www.theconcert.se.
In total the group has performed in more than 20 countries worldwide, performing over 1,000 shows.
This includes more than 15 USA tours from 2002 to 2014, with sold-out shows at the famous Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.
They have also performed at Highland Park in Chicago, Seaside Summer Concert Series in Brooklyn, N.Y., two tours of Germany, three tours of Spain, five tours of Scandinavia, a sold-out performance at The Royal Albert Hall in London, and tours in Japan, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines.
During the tours, the show has always consisted of two original members from the ABBA rhythm section.
These players consisted of saxophone players Johan Stengard and Ulf Andersson, bass players Mike Watson and Rutger Gunnarsson, Lasse Wellander and Janne Schaffer, and drummers Ola Brunkert and Roger Palm.
Each show features performances 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.”
Each show begins at 8 p.m. in the Island Showroom and tickets are still available by calling 1-877-475-7469 or by visiting www.islandresortandcasino.com.
For more information on the band, visit www.theconcert.se.