NEWS: A-Ha Say Farewell…

Multi-million selling Norwegian trio A-Ha have announced that they will perform together for the very last time in the UK on their Farewell Tour in November.

Following a fantastic international career spanning 25 years, in excess of 35 million album sales and 15 top 10 singles in the UK alone, A-Ha’s Morten Harket, Magne Furuholmen and Paul Waaktaar-Savoy announce that they will perform their final shows together in 2010, the anniversary year of the release of debut album ‘Hunting High & Low’. Riding high on the success of their critically acclaimed current album ‘Foot Of The Mountain’, A-Ha have decided to call it a day and as a consequence will not release any future albums.

The band would like to thank their fans and everyone who has contributed to their amazing journey and say, “We’ve literally lived the ultimate boy’s adventure tale, through a longer, more rewarding career than anyone could hope for. Doing this now will give us a chance to get more involved in other meaningful aspects of life, be it humanitarian work, politics, or whatever else – and of course through new constellations in the field of art and music. We are retiring as a band, not as individuals. Change is always difficult and it is easy to get set in one’s ways. Now it is time to move on.”

A-Ha released 9 studio albums, most recently returning to the UK top 5 with the album ‘Foot Of The Mountain’.  They toured the world, including the legendary show at Maracana Stadium, Rio De Janeiro in 1991 which earned a Guinness World Record for the largest-ever audience attendance at a paid concert – 196,000 people, recorded a James Bond theme song and produced an unforgettable groundbreaking video.

In the mid 80’s the Norwegian trio created teenage hysteria and general pandemonium wherever they went. In recent years the focus has shifted to the musical legacy they will leave behind, inspiring a whole generation of artists such as Coldplay and Keane to Kanye West, Oasis, The Strokes, Robbie Williams and U2.

In 2006 the band received the ‘Q Inspiration Award’ in honour of their lasting musical influence. 2010 marks the 25th Anniversary of A-Ha’s multi-platinum debut album ‘Hunting High & Low’ and debut single ‘Take On Me’ which reached number 1 in 27 countries including the USA.

To see A-Ha on their Farewell Tour 2010:

NOVEMBER 2010

MON 15 BRIGHTON CENTRE 0844 847 1515
TUE 16 NEWCASTLE METRO RADIO ARENA 0844 493 6666
WED 17 GLASGOW CLYDE AUDITORIUM 0844 499 9990
FRI 19 BIRMINGHAM LG ARENA 0844 338 8000
SAT 20 MANCHESTER MEN ARENA 0844 847 8000
SUN 21 NOTTINGHAM TRENT FM ARENA 0844 412 4624
TUE 23 SHEFFIELD ARENA 0114 256 5656
THU 25 CARDIFF INTERNATIONAL ARENA 0292 022 4488
FRI 26 BOURNEMOUTH INTL CENTRE 0844 576 3000
SAT 27 LONDON WEMBLEY ARENA 0844 815 0815

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