NEWS: a-ha First AUS Tour In 34 Years + First NZ Tour Ever | Playing ‘Hunting High And Low’ In Full

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FIRST AUSTRALIAN TOUR IN 34 YEARS
+ FIRST NEW ZEALAND TOUR EVER
PLAYING HUNTING HIGH AND LOW IN FULL
IN FEBRUARY & MARCH 2020
WITH VERY SPECIAL GUEST RICK ASTLEY


Frontier Touring and Roundhouse Entertainment are excited to announce that Norwegian pop icons a-ha are returning to Australia for the first time in 34 years, before heading to New Zealand for the very first time! They’ll be joined by very special guest Rick Astley at all February & March 2020 shows, taking in Sydney, Melbourne, and Christchurch, as well as a day on the green events in Australia and New Zealand.

a-ha will be performing their seminal debut album Hunting High And Low in full to celebrate its 35th anniversary as well as other favourites from across their career.

Selling more than 11 million copies worldwide, it includes the unforgettable ‘Take On Me’, which reached #1 on the Australian charts, as well as follow-up hits ‘The Sun Always Shines On TV’‘Train Of Thought’ and the title track, ‘Hunting High And Low’.

Joining a-ha to cement this tour as a pop extravaganza is another superstar who dominated the ’80s, Mr ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’, Rick Astley. Also enjoying a major career resurgence, the British star has sold more than 40 million albums, fuelled by hits like the monster ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’‘Whenever You Need Somebody’‘Together Forever’‘When I Fall In Love’‘She Wants To Dance With Me’ and ‘Cry For Help’.  In 2007, Rick Astley became an internet phenomenon as the subject of a viral meme known as ‘Rick-rolling’, with ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ garnering millions of hits on YouTube as a result, introducing him to a whole new audience.

Still so unique decades on, the music video for a-ha’s ‘Take On Me’ won six MTV Awards, seven Billboard Music Awards, was nominated for Grammy and American Music Awards and is approaching one billion views on YouTube. The song has been covered by artists as diverse as Metallica, Madonna, Tori Amos, and most recently, Weezer, Jimmy Fallon and The Roots on The Tonight Show.

“Australia was the country we played our first ever live concerts and was our first brush with worldwide fame. It was a thrilling adventure to be there on the opposite side of the world and it’s a thrill to return in 2020 – finally we will be back where it all started!”
– Mags Furuholmen

a-ha, the Norwegian trio who dominated pop charts worldwide during the ’80s, still regularly play stadiums and festivals. Singer Morten Harket, keyboardist Mags Furuholmen and guitarist Paul Waaktaar-Savoy have sold more than 55 million albums and remain one of the UK and Europe’s most loved pop bands. Alongside ‘Take On Me’, the trio have scored global hits with the James Bond theme ‘The Living Daylights’, ‘Cry Wolf’, ‘I’ve Been Losing You’ and 2005 Max Martin collaboration ‘Analogue’. Their most recent release was a 2017 MTV Unplugged collection featuring collaborations with Echo & The Bunnymen’s Ian McCulloch and Alison Moyet.Not surprisingly, a-ha can’t wait to return to Australian shores again. As they say, “There’s not one song on that album we’re not looking forward to playing live.” 

VIDEO: ‘Take On Me’ by a-ha

 


A-HA
PLAY HUNTING HIGH AND LOW LIVE
WITH SPECIAL GUEST RICK ASTLEY
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND
FEBRUARY & MARCH 2020

Presented by Frontier Touring, Gold 104.3 (Melbourne), WSFM (Sydney)
& Breeze (New Zealand)

TELSTRA PLUSTM PRE-SALE
via telstra.com/aha

Runs 48 hours from: Friday 19 July (10am AEST)
or until pre-sale allocation exhausted

FRONTIER MEMBERS PRE-SALE 
via frontiertouring.com/aha
Runs 24 hours from: Monday 22 July (11am AEST)
or until pre-sale allocation exhausted

GENERAL PUBLIC ON SALE
Begins: Friday 26 July (11am AEST)

Sunday 23 February
Margaret Court Arena | Melbourne, VIC

All Ages
ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849

Wednesday 26 February
ICC Sydney Theatre | Sydney, NSW

All Ages
ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849

Thursday 5 March
Horncastle Arena | Christchurch, NZ

All Ages
ticketek.co.nz | Ph: 0800 842 538

 


Also appearing at a day on the green: 
a-ha, Rick Astley, Pseudo Echo and I Know Leopard

Wednesday 19 February         Kings Park & Botanic Garden | Perth, WA
     *Pseudo Echo not performing in Perth
Saturday 22 February              Rochford Wines | Yarra Valley, VIC
Saturday 29 February              Bimbadgen | Hunter Valley, NSW
Sunday 1 March                      Sirromet Wines | Mount Cotton, QLD
Saturday 7 March                    Villa Maria Winery | Auckland, NZ
  *The Beths performing at Auckland show
**Pseudo Echo and I Know Leopard not performing in
New Zealand

Presented by Roundhouse Entertainment
Visit adayonthegreen.com.au for more information

 

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