ABBA tribute act “Arrival from Sweden: The Music of ABBA” and Grammy Award-winning vocalist Patti Austin will each bring their celebrated performances to Access Showroom at Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa in February. February entertainment also includes free live performances at Aliante’s fine dining destination, MRKT.
For a full lineup of entertainment acts at Boyd Gaming citywide properties, visit: www.boydgaming.com/headliner-event-calendar.
Arrival from Sweden: The Music of ABBA
Saturday, February 16
Early in their career, the Swedish pop group ABBA gained instant popularity after the release of their first major hit, “Waterloo,” in 1974. They went on to release the songs “Mamma Mia,” “Fernando” and “Dancing Queen,” which brought them international fame as they topped the music charts in Australia, the U.K. and the United States. ABBA continued to release more top singles, like “Take a Chance on Me” and “S.O.S.,” which helped them become one of the top-selling pop groups in music history with nearly 400 million records sold. In 2015, ABBA’s No. 1 single “Dancing Queen” was inducted to The Recording Academy’s Grammy Hall of Fame.
In 1995, the 12-piece tribute band “Arrival from Sweden: The Music of ABBA” formed in Gothenburg, Sweden to recreate ABBA’s most iconic hits for audiences around the globe. The tribute group has had 56 successful tours in the United States and has appeared on numerous radio and television shows around the world. Arrival from Sweden has also performed with more than 60 symphony orchestras worldwide.
As one of the only tribute bands to perform with some of ABBA’s original musicians and receive an unreleased song directly from ABBA, Arrival from Sweden has become one of the most celebrated ABBA tribute acts. Audiences will be taken back to the 1970s as Arrival from Sweden brings ABBA’s biggest pop hits and signature style to the stage.
Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets start at $25 plus taxes and convenience fees, and can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000; online at www.aliantegaming.com or www.ticketmaster.com; or in-person at Boyd Gaming box offices located inside Aliante, Cannery, Eastside Cannery, Gold Coast, The Orleans, Sam’s Town and Suncoast.
Saturday, February 23
Renowned singer Patti Austin began her solo career in the mid-1970s, earning fame and recognition for her unique and versatile vocals. A mainstay on the Billboard charts, Austin has released 19 solo albums and has performed her award-nominated hit songs at both the Grammys and the Oscars. In 2008, she received a Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album for her critically acclaimed, “Avant Gershwin,” which was also a Top-Five hit on the Billboard Jazz Chart. Austin has also performed her music worldwide in countries like China, Japan, the Philippines and more.
Audiences will enjoy Austin’s performances of her mega hits, including “Baby, Come to Me,” “How Do You Keep the Music Playing,” “The Heat of Heat,” “Every Home Should Have One,” “It’s Gonna Be Special” and more.
Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets start at $40 plus taxes and convenience fees, and can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000; online at www.aliantegaming.com or www.ticketmaster.com; or in-person at Boyd Gaming box offices located inside Aliante, Cannery, Eastside Cannery, Gold Coast, The Orleans, Sam’s Town and Suncoast.