On 6 April 1974, ABBA won the Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Waterloo" - the start of an incredible international career. To this day, the legendary Swedish cult band has lost none of its appeal, even though the quartet has not been on stage for a long time.
The show "Thank you for the music" now brings Agnetha, Anni-Frid, Benny and Björn back to life in a two-hour live spectacle.
The "ABBA Story" as a musical will not only allow fans to immerse themselves once again in the music and the attitude to life of the 70s. In 2022, the highly acclaimed ABBA biography will go on tour again through Germany, Austria and Switzerland and will be prominently hosted by hit parade legend Uwe Hübner.
Producer Bernhard Kurz was awarded "Best Producer" for "Thank you for the music - The ABBA STORY" at the Reel Awards in Las Vegas in early 2020.
Great tour successes
On 1 November 1970, Agnetha, Anni-Frid, Benny and Björn performed together for the first time as a group in Gothenburg - at that time still under the name "Festfolk". Shortly before, the cult group recorded their first piece of music together, the Swedish song "Hej Gamle Man" ("Hello, old man"). Agnetha and Anni-Frid sang various backing vocals for Benny and Björn on this song. This was followed in December 1970 by one of the first joint television appearances of "Festfolk", where they performed the classic song "California, Here I Come" in Western costumes.
More than 50 years later, the hit show "Thank you for the music - The ABBA Story" is going on a big tour through Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The show, produced by industry veteran Bernhard Kurz, was performed over 1,000 times last year with great success at the Estrel Berlin as well as on numerous stages in Germany and abroad (including Italy, Austria, England, Spain, Greece and the USA). In addition to the audience, now over one million, the press also celebrated this unique and incomparable ABBA shosw.
The B.Z. reported: "Perhaps the best of the numerous ABBA spectacles currently touring German stages!", the BERLINER ZEITUNG wrote: "The four ABBA actors embody the great role model so genuinely that one believes to see Agnetha, Anni-Frid, Benny and Björn dancing and singing in the flesh" and the WESTDEUTSCHE ALLGEMEINE ZEITUNG headlined: "The magic of ABBA still works. Thank you for the music."
(Program in German)