ABBACADABRA Continues to Revive the Unforgettable Solid Gold Sound of ABBA This Fall

ABBACADABRA Continues to Revive the Unforgettable Solid Gold Sound of ABBA This Fall

The astonishing tribute band, ABBACADABRA (, give fans an endless summer as they hit cities in California, Nevada and North Dakota this fall, including a stop at Norsk Hostfest – the largest Scandinavian American Festival in North America.

Driven by the dynamic musical vision of group founder Gary Raffanelli—a dead ringer for ABBA’s Benny Andersson—ABBACADABRA has become an entertainment sensation in its own right since its debut at the Eldorado Resort and Casino in Reno on New Year’s Eve 2004. The ensemble, which features Fred Sampson (Bjorn), Christine Shelton (Frida) and Raffanelli’s longtime musical partner Sandra Selby (Agnetha), has been a smash throughout Northern Nevada, performing multiple times performing multiple times at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, Caesar’s Palace, Reno’s Silver Legacy, and most recently at the Las Vegas Hilton.”

Managed by Jerry Greenberg–– the former president of Atlantic Records and discoverer of ABBA—along with James Elliott, ABBACADABRA consistently performs spot-on shows featuring ABBA’s hit songs in front of energetic crowds. Raffanelli, the band’s front man, commented about a recent show in Vegas, “The three day experience at the Las Vegas Hilton Showroom almost seemed imaginary. And appearing in the theater where I saw Elvis actually performed was completely surreal.”

In other news, ABBACADABRA was recently signed to perform on the inaugural cruise for Royal Caribbean‘s newest ship, the Oasis of the Seas, during Thanksgiving week. ABBACADABRA is the only group in the cruise lines’ history to perform on four inaugurals in a row.

Check out the band’s remaining 2009 tour schedule below.

September 4, 5 & 7

Harrah’s Lake Tahoe

The South Shore Room

Lake Tahoe, NV

7:30 PM

September 17

Lodi Grape Festival

Festival Grounds
413 E. Lockeford St.

Lodi, CA

7 & 9 PM

September 30 – October 3

Norsk Hostfest
Minot, ND

Concerts Daily

October 10

El Campanil Performing Arts Theater

602 W. 2nd St.
Antioch, CA

8 PM

December 31 – January 2

Eldorado Resort Showroom

New Year’s Eve Concerts
7:30 PM & 10 PM

Reno, NV