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ABBA releasing new music in 2020, tribute show set for North Charleston


ABBA is reportedly releasing new music this year. A tribute show is coming to the North Charleston Performing Arts Center. File/AP

You may know ABBA from the soundtrack to the 2008 rom-com musical "Mamma Mia!" Or you may know ABBA from grooving out to "Dancing Queen" or "Super Trouper" at the discotheque.

I tuned in to the Swedish pop project of the '70s and '80s on my prized Walkman. The cassette of ABBA hits was a gem amidst my mom's pop-centric tape collection, and I blasted it repeatedly for a decade. Needless to say, my mom and I have seen all of the "Mamma Mia!" movies in theaters.

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Jessica Keenan Wynn (from left), Lily James and Alexa Davies in a scene from "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again." File/Universal Pictures/AP 

If you're an ABBA fan, you might be down to dance, jive and have the time of your life at a tribute show that will take place at 8 p.m. Feb. 21 at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $33.50 and up, available at and

In addition, new music is slated to be released by the pop icons themselves later this year. Consequence of Sound and other music outlets reported on the reunion and expected release (at least five songs) earlier this month.

Longtime band member Benny Andersson revealed the plans during an interview posted to Twitter by ABBAtalk. The new tunes will be the band's first released material in more than 30 years. ABBA's last album of original material, "The Visitors," came out in 1981.

An ABBA hologram tour supposedly is in the works. Mamma mia, here they go again.

Reach Kalyn Oyer at 843-371-4469. Follow her on Twitter @sound_wavves.

Kalyn Oyer is a Charleston native who covers arts and entertainment for The Post and Courier's Thursday edition, Charleston Scene. She used to write about music for the Charleston City Paper and Scene SC.