Intimate.  Acoustic.  Unplugged.  Legendary Norwegian band a-ha are back on the road for 2018, as you’ve never heard them before.

Following on from the success of their tenth album Cast in Steel in 2015 and subsequent world tour, Morten Harket, Pål Waaktaar-Savoy and Magne Furuholmen are returning once more with a new a-ha album and live dates in Europe.  This time, however, rather than in the studio, the album will be recorded live on stage in June 2017, and performed acoustically rather than with their normal electric and electronic set up.

To coincide with the release of the album and accompanying concert film in November 2017, the band will return with a string of live dates in early 2018.  To add to the previously announced shows in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and Norway the band are delighted to reveal they will perform at The O2, London on Valentine’s Day, Wednesday 14th February.

“We’ve always done unplugged stuff on each show,” explains Pål about the origins of the project, “but we’ve never done a full concert.  So that’s going to be cool.  It’s one of those things where it’s been on the table many times over the past fifteen years, and we’ve ended up not doing it for various reasons,” adds Morten. “And it was looking like it was going that way this time as well because it just takes a lot for everyone.  But we’ve now decided to do it.  And it freaks us out next minute because there’s a lot of work to do.”

Backing up the trio for the concerts will be Karl Oluf Wennerberg on drums, Even Ormestad on bass, Morten Qvenild on keyboards, a small string section and Lars Horntveth on various instruments.

TOUR DATE 2018

February

Date Venue
Thu 14th O2 Arena London

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