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

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NEWS: Issue 3 of The Kaje is out now!

July Issue!!

Another month has flown by – though as June ends, July begins and it seems the summer is with us! So we are certainly not complaining. A new month also brings, rather excitingly, another issue of The Kaje. As you will see, we are honoured to have Ballet Boyz grace our cover.  Read on to find out who you will find in our pages this month…

Read it here!

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The July issue contains:

Features:-

Ballet Boyz “We are not superstars with sunglasses and fur-coats.”
Xander Bliss
“When I was young I thought art was all about money and snobbery but it isn’t.”
The Good Natured “I like it when an artist makes things personal.”
Craig Houston “We have such limited time on this planet, why waste it?”
Lail Arad “Nothing has felt like this is the moment that has completely changed my life.”
Giorgio Faletti “Luck is an essential component of success.”
Ingrid Michaelson “Be a musician because you can not be anything else.”
Monica Mancini “It was my mother, who was a singer, who really inspired me to do what I do.”
Max Hardberger “I get a chance to risk my life as much as I want.”
Graffiti 6 “We had that connection and decided to explore it.”
Dawn Foster “We have a responsibility to treat our fellow man with dignity and respect.”
Yetunde “I always describe my sound as my emotions.”

Regulars:
WIN!!!!: Signed Jil Is Lucky CDs, Signed Monica Mancini CDs, Ingrid Michaelson CDs, Nicky Swann CDs, Sixteen Shades Of Crazy Paperbacks, Signed Delta Goodrem CD/Posters

Forgotten Gems:-
Album: Delta Goodrem “Innocent Eyes”
Book: Ernest Hemingway “A Moveable Feast”
Film: The Piano
Jason Newton’s Life Lessons: “Positive anything is better than negative nothing.”
Designer of the Month: Helen Woodward Design
Steal My Style: Tyler
The Way I Saw It: Las Vegas

Reviews:-
Albums: Seth Lakeman “Heart + Minds”, Stuart Newman “Single But Defective”, Monica Mancini “I’ve Loved These Days”, Katrina Leskanich “The Live Album”, Superhumanoids “Urgency E.P.”
Singles of The Month: Graffiti 6 “Annie, You Save Me”, Subset “Ambrosia”
Live Music: Lissie, Leona Lewis, Keane, Natalie Merchant
Theatre: Fresh Meat, Desert Boy, Dangerous, Amateur Transplants
DVD: Lovely Bones, Valentine’s Day, Clash Of The Titans, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Books: David Nobbs “Obstacles To Young Love”, Sam Bourne “The Chosen One”, Lindsey Kelk “I Heart Paris”, Rachel Tresize “Sixteen Shades Of Crazy”

NEWS: Keane Announce Exclusive iTunes Festival show

Following their triumphant surprise performance at Glastonbury 2010 – where they packed out not just the Avalon tent, but the entire field around it – Keane have today announced an exclusive acoustic show as part of this year’s iTunes Festival.

On 14th July, the band will play in the Hub, underneath the London Roundhouse. Only 50 tickets are available for this special show which will be given away via facebook.com/iTunesUK. The performance will be recorded and sold exclusively on all 23 iTunes Stores worldwide. It will also be filmed by ITV.

Last month, Keane underlined their status as one of Britain’s most-loved bands, achieving the rare feat of having four consecutive number one albums, when their new eight-track EP, “Night Train”, topped the UK charts. They have just completed a sold out tour of UK forests and are set to embark on a lengthy tour of North America, where “Night Train” has also been warmly-received, before heading back into the studio to begin work on their fourth full studio album.

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