a-ha's last ever UK tour

1st November 2010, Comments 0 comments

a-ha, Norway’s multi-million selling purveyors of instant pop gems, returns to the UK in November for their last ever UK arena tour following the announcement that the band will split at the end of this year.

Date:  15 November - 27 November
Location: Nationwide

a-ha, Norway’s multi-million selling purveyors of instant pop gems, returns to the UK in November for their last ever UK arena tour following the announcement that the band will split at the end of this year.

A band unlike any other, Morten, Magne and Paul of a-ha have remained a constant force in music since the release of their debut album 'Hunting High And Low' in 1985. With singles such as 'Take On Me', 'The Sun Always Shines On TV', 'I've Been Losing You' and 'Train Of Thought', a-ha are a musical influential force that has picked up fans over the years that include U2, Keane Coldplay and even moved Liam Gallagher to proclaim them "f***ing amazing." In 2008, their body of work earned them the Q Magazine Inspiration Award.

Bursting to life with soaring synths, a memorable chorus and Morten Harket’s instantly recognisable vocals, the band's latest album 'Foot Of the Mountain' is an a-Ha classic that sees a return to their early recording methods and synth sensibilities, reminiscent of tracks that made them the 36 million selling band they are today.

Written by Paul Waaktaar-Savoy and Magne Furuholmen, the title track 'Foot Of the Mountain', has all the elements that define the a-ha sound, melodic melancholia, yearning lyrics and synth hooks. A track about fundamental conflicts in modern life, it examines the pull between nature and big-city civilisation. As Paul explains, "It's the dilemma of loving a city life, yet secretly wondering if we'd be happier being surrounded by open fields and sweeping mountains."

Tickets for the band's UK tour are on sale now - check for details here.

Source: Royal Norwegian Embassy in London 

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