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A-ha announce UK Arena tour (November 2009)


Story by Jack Foley

A-HA – aka Morten Harket, Magne Furuholmen and Paul Waaktaar – are back with an arena tour in November 2009, a night at London’s O2 Arena.

The band last toured the UK in 2005 to over 60,000 fans in support of their return to the Top 10 with the single Analogue and the album of the same name.

In the same year they played the Live 8 concert in Berlin, made history in Oslo with 120,000 turning up to their Frognerparken show and were awarded the prestigious ‘Q Magazine Inspiration’ award at a star-packed London ceremony and had everyone from U2, Coldplay, Morrissey and Keane citing them as influences on their career.

Analogue also marked exactly 20 years since A-ha topped the Billboard Hot 100 and conquered the pop globe with Take On Me, before setting out to show that was merely the top layer in a complex and sophisticated collective.

A-ha will release their ninth studio album later this year.

The tour dates are (all November 2009):

2 – Birmingham NIA
3 – Manchester MEN Arena
4 – London, O2 Arena

Tickets for Manchester and Birmingham cost £37.50 and £27.50, while London prices range from £40 to £30. They go on general sale on Friday, March 27 at 9am.