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ABBA tribute band joins KSO

If you wish you still could go to an ABBA concert — and really, who doesn’t? — the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra has you covered.

The KSO will perform with Arrival from Sweden, an ABBA tribute band, in a concert starting at 8 p.m. March 3 at Miller Auditorium. Complete with replicas of the original costumes and some of the original musicians who played with ABBA when the group was still together, Arrival from Sweden is sure to have audiences exclaiming “Mamma Mia!” and becoming “Dancing Queens” all over again. (Yeah, we know that was cheesy.)

For extra ABBA-ness, the KSO League is hosting a meet-and-greet fundraising reception with Arrival from Sweden at 5 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Kalamazoo Country Club, 1609 Whites Road. For $75 per ticket, you can mingle with group members and enjoy a smorgasbord of food. Proceeds will go to the KSO.

Tickets for the concert are $12-$60. For more information on the concert or the KSO League event or to purchase tickets, visit kalamazoosymphony.com.