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“Mamma Mia!” World-famous ABBA Tribute Band Arrival From Sweden Joins the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra for One Night of Music Fit for a “Dancing Queen” This July 17



CONTACT: ANGELA WHITEHEAD
Communications & Media Manager

Dayton Performing Arts Alliance
Phone 937-224-3521 x 1138
awhitehead@daytonperformingarts.org

DAYTON, OH (July 6, 2015) – On Friday, July 17, 2015 at 8 p.m. in the Mead Theatre of the Schuster Center, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, under the leadership of Artistic Director and Conductor Neal Gittleman, will present The Music of ABBA, featuring the world’s best-known ABBA tribute band, Arrival From Sweden. This will be the second concert in the DPAA’s 2015 Summer in the City Musical Festival.

Internationally beloved Swedish pop group ABBA has sold over 350 million albums worldwide since forming in 1972. ABBA mania spans continents from Europe to Asia to Australia and shows no sign of stopping. Their fourteen Top 40 hits are a staple of 70s and 80s danceable pop tunes and have been featured in the hit Broadway touring musical Mamma Mia!, currently in its fifteenth year. ABBA was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010.

Arrival From Sweden tours with original ABBA band members and will be backed by the full Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra for one night of star-studded ABBA hits from the Mead Theater stage. Arrival From Sweden is the only group that has that has a registered trademark which includes the name ABBA in their production name, and they are the only group that has the right internationally to copy ABBA's original outfits.  Further, Arrival From Sweden is the only group that has been given an unreleased ABBA song directly from ABBA, due soon for a worldwide release. They will bring their passionate, energetic, and spot-on performance to the Schuster Center on July 17.

Arrival From Sweden and the DPO together will perform such fantastic ABBA hits as “Ring Ring,” “Knowing Me, Knowing You,” “Intermezzo No. 1,” “Fernando,” “Money, Money, Money,” “SOS,” “Mamma Mia,” “ Waterloo,” and “So Long.”  After intermission, the audience will be treated to “Voulez-Vous,” “Does Your Mother Know,” “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!” “As Good as New,” “One Man, One Woman” “The Winner Takes It All,” “Chiquitita,” “Take a Chance on Me,” “Summer Night City,” “Thank You for the Music,” and everyone’s favorite ABBA hit, “Dancing Queen.”

It’s Friday night and the lights will be low while Dayton grooves to the top hits of ABBA, backed by the full Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. How can anyone resist this perfect combination?

Tickets for The Music of ABBA range from $29 to $81 and are available by calling Ticket Center Stage at (937) 228-3630 or online at www.daytonperformingarts.org. Senior, teacher and student discounts are available at the box office. For more information or to order subscriptions to DPAA’s Summer in the City Music Festival or other flexible subscription types that include performances by Dayton Philharmonic, Dayton Opera and Dayton Ballet, visit www.daytonperformingarts.org

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About the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance
The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance was formed in July 2012 as the result of a groundbreaking and innovative merger between the Dayton Ballet, the Dayton Opera, and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. Together, they are the largest performing arts organization in the community, offering a tremendous variety of performance and education programs and setting a new standard for artistic excellence.  Dayton Performing Arts Alliance performances are made possible in part by Montgomery County and Culture Works, the single largest source of community funds for the arts and culture in the Miami Valley. The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance also receives partial funding from the Ohio Arts Council, a state agency created to foster and encourage the development of the arts and to preserve Ohio's cultural heritage. Funding from the Ohio Arts Council is an investment of state tax dollars that promotes economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohio residents.  The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance is proud to be one of five performing arts organizations in the country selected to receive a three-year "Music Alive" grant from New Music USA and the League of American Orchestras.
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