Benny Anderssons Orkester TV Special (Updated)

Sveriges Television AB (SVT) will broadcast a two hour Benny Anderssons Orkester special this Christmas in two 1hr parts on Sunday January 8 and Sunday January 15, 2012 on SVT1. Both recordings start at 8pm. SVT took along their cameras to two venues on the BAO Summer Tour, Göteborg and Helsingborg and both shows were recorded in their entirety.

2012 will see BAO's TV special aired in Sweden

Of course, knowing that BAO’s usual concert length is closer to four hours than two, many fans (especially those outside of Sweden) will want to know if there will be a DVD. I have asked the question and the answer is…only if it is predicted to be economically viable by SVT’s accountants.

Nevertheless, the two hours that are scheduled to be broadcast will be heaven for BAO fans and for all those that haven’t yet experienced the awesomeness that is Benny Anderssons Orkster live…

Roll on December 2012 I say! And if you don’t live in Sweden, now is the time to start being extra nice to your Swedish friends!


  • Lets hope it gets an official DVD release in the New Year!

  • Benny is in his element with BAO. He should invite the ABBA girls to sing a special song written just for them. A story of life, a story of family, a story of children. A story of success, a story of purpose. Björn and Benny, you can do this. Shock the world with your masterpiece and the girls song. -Robb

  • i havent got any Swedish friends but would love this recording 🙂

  • The Bao concert this summer was four hours with a twenty minute break.
    The TV broadcast will be two hours shown at the end of the year. It will be interesting to see which parts they will broadcast. The show was so great I am sad to say many great parts will not be shown…If it will be released on DVD they will have plenty of “bonus material”.

  • Could we put together an on-line petition to SVT asking them to release the BAO concerts on DVD, surely if they knew how many fans were willing to buy and pre-order a copy this might persuade them to release a DVD?

  • Wonderful news! I have to record this 🙂

  • I was at the concert in Stockholm and it was FANTASTIC. I even managed to get Benny’s autograph in the break 🙂 I would love to have a recording of the show, to re-live happy memories. I agree with Kathy Binding’s comments above and sure there would be plenty of fans willing to buy a DVD.

  • @ Robb: well, Benny firmly rejects any reunion, but the idea would be: let the girls sing one song specially written for them, be accompanied by BAO, and finally this would not be ABBA. Sounds tricky though the people would understand… Nice idea to fanatasize about.

  • I also hope we get to see these on DVD.

  • Whoever record this.. would so kind as to – privately – share the video recording, should not DVD be available ?
    I have been lucky to see BAO twice (London 2009, Gripsholm 2011)… but I seem to never get enough of it.
    It is so awesome !

  • I have never been able to get to a BAO concert. It would be wonderful if this was released on DVD.

  • Benny acualy said in the newspaper Svenska Dagbladet 10:th December that if he really knew it would help (the development of the Slussen area in Stockholm) he would reunite ABBA and wright a song about Slussen… This shows how strongly Benny feels about the project…I can´t believe this news isn´t all over the world……..

  • I wish the programmes would hurry up and be on so that I can get my copy from my friend in Kiruna.

    However, I suspect that SVT Play will allow internationals to view the show live.

    Well, I hope so anyway.

  • BAO on Internet / SVT Play was not available outside Sweden this Sunday night, I’m afraid…

  • Fantastic concert! Just watched it on SVT Play. There HAS to be a DVD of this out soon.

  • – have taped sunday 8. 1. – play along with all numbers: bass, guitar, mandolin, uke, drums, vocal ..

    – cant help it!!.

    love marianne bazz – musician (& musiclover offcourse!) for many yrs!

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