17th September 2010
Location: Town House, Hamilton
Music fans can enjoy a brand-new show celebrating 40 years of ABBA hits when the original ABBA concert show “Thank You for the Music” comes to town.
Now in its fabba-ulous 17th year, Thank You for the Music has entertained the nation for even longer than Bjorn, Agnetha, Benny and Frida did during the 70s and 80s!
And to celebrate ABBA s 40th anniversary, a completely new “Thank You for the Music” show takes to the road in 2010, taking in the UK s top live music venues.
The UK s favourite touring concert show, ABBA meet the Bee Gees in Thank You for the Music which stars:
- ABBA Magic – performing million-sellers including Mamma Mia, Dancing Queen, Super Trouper, Waterloo and Winner Takes it All
- Bee Gees Magic – performing number one hits like Stayin Alive, Massachusetts, Night Fever, How Deep is Your Love and million-sellers penned by the Bee Gees for other artists including Islands in the Stream, Heartbreaker and Chain Reaction.
Original ABBA members Anni-Frid Lyngstad (Frida), Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Agnetha Faltskog first came together in 1970. After winning the Eurovision Song Contest with the single Waterloo in 1973, the quartet went on to record 19 top 20 hits, topping the charts on no less than nine occasions.
“Few bands can claim to have made as big an impact on British pop music history” says Martin Spooner, who plays Bjorn in the show.
Their million-selling hits such as Dancing Queen; Super Trouper, Knowing Me, Knowing You; The Name of the Game; Mamma Mia and Take a Chance on Me are eternal. ABBA’s music is as popular today as it was in their seventies and eighties heyday.
“Thank You For The Music” continues this incredible legacy. Laying testament to this is a box office record-breaking movie, the smash-hit West End stage show, chart-topping albums and singles plus the UK s number one concert show: Thank You for the Music!
Now in its 17th fabba-ulous year, the cast of Thank You for the Music has been performing Abba s hits longer than the original members of Abba (Bjorn, Agnetha, Benny and Frida) did in the Seventies and early Eighties.
Two top concert shows “Abba Magic” and “Bee Gees Magic” combine in box office hit “Thank You for the Music” to bring to life the million-selling hits of both Abba and the Bee Gees. The production regularly plays to full houses on its nationwide tours of the UK.
For 2010, Thank You For The Music announces a brand-new look. All new dazzling dance routines and glittering costumes combine with a completely rejuvenated set list, guaranteeing Thank You For The Music s place as the world s number one concert show.
Ticket prices are £20.35 and £18.15 and they can be purchased by phoning the Town House Box Office on 01698 452 299. They will also be available to purchase from www.southlanarkshire.gov.uk shortly.