The iconic Norwegian trio a-ha have announced their 2018 Electric Summer Tour, performing some of their biggest hits.
a-ha are globally one of the most iconic pop bands to hail from the 1980s. The multi-Platinum selling Norwegian trio are composed of lead vocalist Morten Harket, guitarist Pal Waaktaar-Savoy and keyboardist Magne Furuholmen. Widely regarded as true pioneers of both music and video technology to arise during the mid-80s, they are perhaps best known for their huge and instantly recognisable hit Take on Me which made Number One internationally, matched by their single The Sun Always Shines on TV – both of which were fruit of their best-selling debut album Hunting High and Low, released in 1985. The trio have gone on to release ten studio and two live albums plus their latest highly acclaimed MTV Unplugged album.
Loyal MTV fans have year on year voted Take on Me in their ‘Top 10 Best Music Videos’.
The 2018 Electric Summer Tour will see the pop idols do what they do best, performing their hearts out to highly appreciative fans, and by contrast to the latest acoustic album, will see them bring a full electric set to carefully selected UK venues - promising their biggest hits and of course new material. The trio will be joined by a full new band including a string section for what is set to be a stellar summer evening playlist.
Morten Harket said “We do feel a close affinity to the UK and our fans there. We have also always seen fans travel to our shows to and within the UK and welcome all. It’s exciting to play outdoors and take our music to locations which are not traditional Arena touring places. As ever we always want to do things in a new way, to keep things exciting for our fans. We are very much looking forward to our tour in June.”
Liz Doogan-Hobbs MBE, CEO of LHG Live, Promoter said, “We are delighted to be working with a-ha on their outdoor 2018 UK full electric summer tour! I think it is fair to say that they are one of the most iconic bands of the 80s, not only commanding a strong legion of fans who have followed them through their career, but their latest album is appealing to a new army of fans, too. It’s going to be a terrific summer!”
Standing tickets are priced at: £45.00 + booking fee (General Admission) and £65.00 + booking fee (Golden Circle).
Seated tickets are available at some venues and are priced at £50.00
Tickets will go on sale on Friday 17 November at 9.00am from:
Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult
Information on a-ha latest album:
Acoustic Hits – MTV Unplugged was released in October 2017 and is an unplugged collaboration with MTV. The album has seen the trio record, for the first time in 35 years, a fully acoustic compilation of their hits. With many of their renowned tracks starting out acoustically before being immersed in technology for release, it made sense to strip back the music to its’ origins and take a more organic approach with the album. The album debuted at Number 6 at the UK charts in October 2017.
Promoter – LHG Live, part of the well-known Liz Hobbs Group, is the UK’s leading producer of ‘music with sport’; one of the country’s premier producers and promoters of a range of outdoor and indoor music events, and a key developer of music partnerships with British sport.