a-ha is back!

 Date:03/12/2005 - 11/12/2005
 Type:Culture, Music

After a three-and-a-half year break, Norway's most successful music export of all time, a-ha, is back in the UK with a new album and a nation-wide arena tour.

Morten Harket, Magne Furuholmen and Paul Waaktaar-Savoy's eighth studio album 'Analogue' and the tour of the same name, mark the 20th anniversary of their first appearance on the Billboard Hot 100 when they stormed the pop world with 'Take On Me'.

The album, released on 14 November, is followed by the UK tour which kicks off in Birmingham on 3 December and with further concerts in Glasgow, Manchester, London, Nottingham, Brighton and Cardiff.

'Analogue' is described as 'an album that treads new ground and thereby undeniably represents a-ha, starting with the single ‘Celice’, which is both cold and affectionate, up to the irresistibly catchy ‘Analogue’ and ‘Halfway Through The Tour’, up to the reflective, sensitive ‘Keeper Of The Flame’ as well as the band’s personal favourite ‘Cosy Prisons’.'

Analogue has received great reviews in the Norwegian press and the first single off the album 'Celice' shot straight to number one in Norway in October.

a-ha - UK tour:

03.12 - Birmingham, NEC
04.12 - Glasgow, Clyde Auditorium
06.12 - Manchester, MEN
07.12 - London, Wembley Arena
09.12 - Nottingham, Nottingham Arena
10.12 - Brighton, Brighton Centre
11.12 - Cardiff, Cardiff International Arena 

The tour is nearly sold out, but remaining tickets can still be bought at arena and online box offices.

a-ha's latest album 'Analogue', released in the UK on 14 November
Photo: Universal Music

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a-ha is back in the UK with a new album and a nation-wide arena tour in DecemberPhoto: Stian Andersen