Seven thousand shows, 100 countries, the support of ABBA – What more could a band ask for?
Bjorn Again will play at the Inverell RSM on November 18.
The tribute band was formed in Melbourne in 1988 by John Tyrrell and Rod Stephen and performed its first show the following year.
They haves now performed over 7000 shows in over 100 countries.
Bjorn Again are widely regarded as the most successful tribute act of all time.
Mr Tyrell and Mr Stephen met in Melbourne in the mid 80s playing in cover and original bands.
Their first gig drew a full house, the crowd abba-solutely loved the show and the media write-up was sensational. Bjorn Again had arrived.
From there demand for the band escalated and they started touring non-stop around Australia. It also started a debate amongst the media as to the historic status and legacy of ABBA.
In 1991 Bjorn Again performed its first overseas shows, which was to Sweden of all places, with a very nervous band concerned about their ‘Swenglish’ accents. But all went well and while performing on a national TV show, Bjorn Ulvaeus sent in a telegram which BA’s Bjorn read out live:
“The best of Luck! Anyone who looks like me ought to have a successful career!”
In 1992 the band performed its first shows in the UK and Europe causing a sensation wherever it played. In 1993 the band relocated to London and by 1997 there were three touring line-ups.
Bjorn Again went on to become an international entertainment phenomenon with many amazing highlights and stories.
The men had no idea the idea would take off and be so successful as it has, and are very proud of what the band has achieved.
But they are mostly thrilled by ABBA’s nice words, and their crowds’ reactions.
BUY TICKETS: All ages show from 8pm on Sunday, November 18