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A-ha add four extra dates to Hunting High and Low UK tour for November 2020


Story by Jack Foley

DUE to huge demand A-ha have added four extra dates to their highly anticipated Hunting High and Low tour for November 2020, culminating at The SSE Arena, Wembley.

Magne Furuholmen, Morten Harket and Pål Waaktaar-Savoy will be performing in ‘An Evening With’ format, with an interval.

For the first half of the concert, they will play new and old, familiar and less-familiar songs. Then, after returning to the stage, they will play the ten songs of their 1985 debut album Hunting High And Low in the running order of the original release.

Together, Hunting High And Low’s 10 songs are more than a debut album. Take On Me, Train Of Thought, Hunting High And Low, The Blue Sky, Living A Boy’s Adventure Tale, The Sun Always Shines On TV, And You Tell Me, Love Is Reason, Dream Myself Alive and Here I Stand And Face The Rain are 10 songs which captured A-ha’s heart and soul.

“We played the full Hunting High And Low album live once before and that was a great experience,” says Pål, “There’s not one song on that album that we’re not looking forward to playing live.”

“Recording Hunting High And Low was such a defining moment and an exciting time in our career and joint collaboration,” stresses Magne. “So revisiting this body of work now – more than 30 years later – feels like inspiration rather than obligation. I just need to dust off the old synths a little…”

The tour is timed to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the release of the original version of Take On Me – issued in the UK on October 19, 1984 to reputed sales of just 300 copies. The re-recorded Take On Me was released in Britain during April 1985 to little fanfare, and in America that May where it hit big after its striking promotional video was seen on TV.

It was re-issued in the UK that September and, finally, the British hit came. The Hunting High And Low album was on sale in America in June 1985, and in the UK in October 1985.

Tickets for A-ha’s November 2020 UK tour go on sale on Friday, November 8 at 9am.

The extra tour dates are (all November 2020)

10 – Bournemouth International Centre
11– Liverpool M&S Bank Arena
13 – Birmingham Arena
14 – London The SSE Arena, Wembley

Tickets for A-ha’s November 2019 shows, including the Royal Albert Hall, have all now sold out.