Wolf Trap Summer Performances Announces Summer Performances: ABBA, Il Divo and More
Wolf Trap has announced the following events for August:
The Dukes of September
Rhythm Revue 2012
Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald, Boz Scaggs
Monday August 6, 2012 at 8pm
$42 in-house, $25 lawn
‘Rock superstars from the ‘70s, Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald, and Boz Scaggs, reunite as The Dukes of September for the Rhythm Revue 2012 summer tour. The trio first collaborated in 1989 under the musical project The New York Rock and Soul Revue, which involved a series of concerts and live shows resulting in the 1991 compilation album The New York Rock and Soul Revue: Live at the Beacon. Each musician led their own successful careers before joining the group — Fagen served as half of the popular ’70s jazz-pop duo Steely Dan; McDonald was a backup vocalist for Steely Dan in the mid-1970s, and did a five-year stint with The Doobie Brothers; and Scaggs was a part of the Steve Miller Band — this seasoned group of rockers will come together once again to perform their eclectic blend of rock, jazz, pop, blues, and soul.
Video: The Dukes of September - Lowdown
Tuesday August 7, 2012 at 8 pm
Wednesday August 8, 2012 at 8 pm
$42 in-house, $25 lawn
Family musicians The Gipsy Kings return to Wolf Trap for two evenings filled with their famous and inimitable progressive pop-oriented flamenco music. Their last album release, Pasajero (2007), featured experimentation with South American sounds mixed with their traditional rumba flamenca style. The group started in France in the late ‘70s, and experienced unparalleled success with their singles “Djobi Djoba” and “Bamboleo.” Their breakthrough in the U.S. came in 1989 with their eponymous third album, Gipsy Kings, which spent 40 weeks on the Billboard charts. In 2010 The Gipsy Kings recorded a Spanish version of Randy Newman’s “You’ve Got a Friend in Me,” which was featured in the film Toy Story 3.
Video: The Gipsy Kings - Live from Abbey Road
Thursday August 9, 2012 at 8 pm
$50-$55 in-house, $30 lawn
The multinational pop-opera quartet Il Divo, makes their debut performance at Wolf Trap. Their most recent release, Wicked Game (2011), is their sixth studio album and it peaked at No. 10 on the Billboard 200. Formed by X Factor/American Idol producer Simon Cowell in 2004, the group consists of four lyrical male singers: French pop vocalist Sébastien Izambard, Spanish baritone Carlos Marín, American tenor David Miller, and Swiss tenor Urs Bühler. Their self-titled debut was released in 2005 and went multiplatinum in the U.S. and reached No. 4 on the Billboard charts. In 2006 Il Divo toured with Barbra Streisand on the North American leg of Streisand: The Tour.
Video: Il Divo - Hero
Steve Miller Band
Friday August 10, 2012 at 8 pm
Saturday August 11, 2012 at 8pm
$45 in-house, $30 lawn
Creator’s of the classic rock hits “Fly Like an Eagle” and “Rock’n Me,” the Steve Miller Band returns to Wolf Trap after their last appearance in 2011. The band’s most recent release, Let Your Hair Down (2011), was recorded alongside their 2010 release Bingo! Formed in the late ‘60s, the band found success with its 1973 album The Joker. The single was a hit and helped the album peak at No.2 on the Billboard 200. In 1976 the band released their most popular album to date, Fly Like an Eagle. The three singles promoted, “Take the Money and Run,” “Rock’n Me,” and “Fly Like an Eagle,” helped the album go platinum four times over and peak at No. 3 on the Billboard 200.
Video: Steve Miller Band - The Joker (Live)
ABBA – The Concert
Sunday August 12, 2012 at 8 pm
$38 in-house, $25 lawn
Revisit the ‘70s with ABBA tribute band Waterloo as they make their return to the Filene Center stage. Modeled after the famed Swedish pop group that disbanded in the ‘80s, Waterloo formed in 1996 after spending time performing on the Scandinavian club circuit. In 2001 the band joined with sponsors in Denmark and London to produce “ABBA – The Concert.” The show is a re-creation of the original ABBA from the music right down the costumes. The band has given over 1,000 performances in multiple worldwide tours. Endorsed by the Official ABBA Fan Club, fans call the show “the best ABBA since ABBA!”