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Monday, February 24, 2014

ABBAMANIA BACK FOR SHOWS

 
Abbamania, the acclaimed ABBA tribute group from Europe that provides the closest thing to a true ABBA experience in concert, will be arriving for a series of shows in the Philippines on March, 2014. This is in response to the massive demand from ABBA loving Pinoys to bring Abbamania back to the country after its successful concert series a year ago.

 A production of Viva Live Inc. and Redstone Media Productions, Abbamania will be held at the Solaire Grand Ballroom, Solaire Resort & Casino on March 21; Plenary Hall of the PICC on Roxas Boulevard on March 22, 2014.  This show will be followed by another performance at the Waterfront, Cebu City Hotel and Casino on March 27 followed by another show in Dumaguete City on March 28, SMX Convention Center in Davao on March 29, 2014 and then also on March 30 at the Lagao Gym in General Santos.

AbbaMania was formed in 1998. The group has performed in sold out concerts in Denmark, England, Portugal, Scotland, Belgium, France, Ireland, Germany and other parts of the world. Playing the singers and the band are Ewa Scott, a classically trained vocalist from Poland; Sharon Fehlberg an actress, singer and songwriter from the UK; Steven Galert, the multi-instrumentalist musical director of Abbamania; Adam Robertson, another multi-instrumentalist from the UK; Bryan Smith, a guitarist from Scotland; guitarist Gareth Whitehead; and drummer Lee Brady.

 Watching Abbamania in concert is a great opportunity for fans of the legendary group from Sweden to approximate a real ABBA  performance.  The group was formed by Agnetha Faltskog, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad in the early 70s and broke into big time after winning the Grand Prix at the Eurovision Song Festival with the song Waterloo. More hits followed until the group broke up during the late 80s.  The songs have remained popular and ABBA music was further immortalized in the stage musical and later motion picture Mamma Mia! 

AbbaManila will have audiences dancing in the aisles with their fabulous live show featuring nearly two hours of pure ABBA nostalgia with songs like Waterloo, Money Money, Take A Chance On Me, One Last Summer, The Winner Takes It All, Knowing Me Knowing You, Dancing Queen, Mamma Mia, Lay All Your Love On Me, Super Trouper, I Have A Dream, S.O.S., Chiquitita, Fernando, Voulez Vous, Gimme Gimme Gimme (A Man After Midnight), Does Your Mother Know, The Name Of The Game, Dance (While The Music Still Goes On), Honey Honey, I Do I Do I Do I Do I Do, Our Last Summer, Thank You For The Music and many others.

The official TV partners of Abbamania are PBO; Viva Channel, 2nd Avenue and Jack TV.  The official media partners are The Philippine Star, Manila Bulletin; BusinessWorld, People’s Journal and People’s Tonight with PEP.ph, ClickTheCity Juice.ph, Rappler, Manila Concert Scene and Philippine Concerts as online partners. Special thanks goes out to Bus TV, Outdoor Advertising Association of the Philippines (OAAP) and Mobeline Car Charter Services.

Tickets to Abbamania are now avail¬able at Ticketnet 911-5555; SM Tickets 470-2222; Ticketworld 891-9999; PICC 789-4734; and Viva Concerts 687-7236. 

PICC Ticket prices are:  Flat Center P4500; Flat Left/Right P3750; Level 2 Center, Left/Right P3750; Level 2 Side Left/Right P2500; Level 3 Center Left/Right P2500; Level 3 Side Left/Right P2000; Balcony P1000; and Gallery P600.

Cebu Ticket Prices: Platinum – P3,500; Gold – P2,500; Silver – P1,500 and Bronze – P600.

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