Live music unites people from all walks of life, unlike silence, which only unites librarians and people who crack safes. Bond over shared sound waves with today's GrouponLive deal: for $40, you get two general-admission tickets to Retromania – Ultimate Tributes to Abba, Fleetwood Mac, and Tom Petty at the Abbotsford Arts Centre on Friday, November 25, at 8 p.m. (an $80 value). Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Retromania salutes the biggest rock stars of the seventies and beyond as a trio of spot-on tribute bands fills the nostalgic night with flattering imitations and number one hits. Birthed in Vancouver, these tribute acts have successfully toured exotic lands such as Las Vegas and the Dominican Republic, stuffing grateful ears with impeccable mimicry. Arrival inspires dancing queens as it emulates the seemingly inimitable sound and style of ABBA. Tackling a songbook of classics, Arrival nails the Swedish foursome’s intricate harmonies, white wardrobes, and affordable, stylish furniture. Handling the reigns of the untamed Fleetwood Mac, the seven-piece full band Dreams concocts a familiar setlist, hitting details such as three-part harmonies and Stevie Nicks’ beard with a police sketch artist’s accuracy. Retromania also includes a Tom Petty tribute, paying lip and larynx service to the popular American songwriter.