Abba tribute group to play at Sacred Heart
Published 7:52 pm, Thursday, March 15, 2012
Sacred Heart University's Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts will present Abba tribute group Arrival from Sweden and its "The Music of Abba Show" at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, at the center, 5151 Park Ave.
The group is the only act touring with original Abba musicians, as well as the only group to receive an unreleased Abba song directly from Abba, according to a university news release. It is also the only group with the right to duplicate Abba's original show costumes and permission and trademark to use the group's name in its production name Abbasolutely.
The original musical group Abba, together from 1971 to 1982, is Sweden's biggest music export, with 370 million records sold to date, according to the release. Many of the group's songs are featured in "Mamma Mia!," a stage musical and movie, and Playstation has created an "Abba's Singstar" game. There are also plans to open Abba -- The Museum in Sweden.
Tickets, at $55 and $35 for the general public and $50 and $30 for students, faculty, staff and senior citizens, may be reserved by calling the Edgerton box office at 203-371-7908, in person at the box office or online at www.EdgertonCenter.org.