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ABBA tribute band aims to dazzle on Aug. 13
Sunday, 07 August 2022 22:24

From Staff Reports 

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. —  The tribute band Arrival From Sweden: The Music of ABBA will perform at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13 at Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 12 Tusculum Blvd., here.

The concert was rescheduled from its original date of Oct. 30, 2021 because of COVID-19 pandemic safety concerns.

Regarding the show, a press release stated, “Direct from Sweden, the world’s foremost ABBA tribute band, looks, sounds and dresses just like the super group. 

“Dance and sing along to ‘Mamma Mia,’ ‘Dancing Queen,’ ‘Take a Chance,’ ‘Fernando’ and ‘The Winner Takes It All,’” among others.

Further, the release noted, “Pairing spot-on vocals with owning the exclusive rights to duplicate ABBA’s original outfits makes it easy to see why this is the world’s most-recognizable ABBA tribute group.” 

As for why ABBA was so popular as a band, the website stated, “Another factor in what made ABBA sound like ABBA is the sheer beauty of the textures. The group loved the ‘wall of sound’ principle pioneered by Phil Spector, and their studio engineer Michael Tretow created a double-tracked studio sound to ensure that the band sounded both polished and huge.”

For tickets, which are $105, visit online at

Elton John tribute show set for blast off
Sunday, 07 August 2022 22:24

From Staff Reports 

WALHALLA, S.C. —  The Elton John tribute show, “Elton Live — The Elton John Experience,” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 6 at Walhalla Performing Arts Center, 101 E. North Broad St., here.

Regarding the show, a promotion stated, “They sound like Elton. They perform like Elton. They will rock you like Elton. ‘Elton Live!’

“This is the premier musical tribute band to Elton John — and stars singer and performer Steven Dodd. The ensemble band captures the energetic sound and vibe for an authentic Elton John experience. The show also features La’Tanya ‘Sugarlips’ Shields, who toured with Elton John for many years.”

As for the impact of Elton John’s music, the website stated, “Elton John’s unique blend of pop and rock styles turned him into one of the 20th century’s biggest music icons. He was musically gifted from a young age, and released his first self-titled American album in 1970, making him a huge international star.”

For tickets, which are $42 (premium) and $32 (regular), call the box office at (864) 638-5277, or visit online at



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