2002 - Forever Not Yours

Junoon - Daur-e-Junoon March 2002

1       Frode receives an award on behalf of Savoy for "Best pop group" at the annual "Spellemannprisen 2001" (NRK1).
29       The Pakistani band "Junoon" release their album "Daur-e-Junoon", it features the track "Piya" sung by Morten Harket.
30       An long interview with Morten and Sondre Lerche is published in the Norwegian newspaper "VG".

The video for "Forever Not Yours" is filmed in Havana, Cuba and directed by Harald Zwart.

Forever Not Yours video

April 2002

Forever Not Yours - front 2       On the Norwegian TV show "Absolutt Underholdning" (TV2), a-ha get a mention and some of the video for "Forever Not Yours" is shown. a-ha's first single "Forever Not Yours" from their forthcoming album "Lifelines" is released commercially in parts of Europe.
3       a-ha are guests on the German TV "Harald Scmidt talkshow" (SAT 1) and perform "Forever Not Yours" live.
4       A report on a-ha is broadcast on German TV "Planet VIVA" (VIVA) (repeated 07.04.2002). a-ha are at the "Top Of The Pops" studio to record three performances of "Forever Not Yours" (playback).
5       a-ha on Interaktiv (VIVA).
6       a-ha are on the German TV show "80er-Show" (RTL).
8       "Forever Not Yours" is released in Norway.
10-11       a-ha are in France for some radio and TV promotion including "FnacTV" and "TF1".
11       In the morning, there is an interview with Magne and Morten on French radio "Europe 2".
12       a-ha are in Copenhagen, Denmark and is interviewed by the media, including "Radio MEGA", "Radio The Voice", "P3" (National radio), "DR-TV" and "TV2".
13       An interview with Morten is published in the Norwegian "Dagbladet" magazine.
14?       a-ha are interviewed on the Danish TV show "Boogie".
16       a-ha are in Switzerland and are guests on the show "4 You" (Viva Swiss). An interview with Morten is printed in the Norwegian newspaper "Dagbladet".
18       An article is printed in the Norwegian newspaper "VG".
19       Morten is interviewed on the Fredrik Skavlan show "Først og sist".
22       a-ha are in the studio for the TV show "Up North" (MTVE).
24       An interview with a-ha is broadcast on "SWR3", Germany.
26       a-ha are in Munich and appear on the German TV-show "Guinness - Die Show der Rekorde" (ARD) (broadcast 27.04.2002).
27       The album "Lifelines" is released in Norway.
29       An interview with a-ha is broadcast on Danish radio show "Radar" (P3). a-ha appear on National Danish TV.
The album "Lifelines" is released in Germany and other parts of Europe.

Magne will decorate a 3m tall ceramic jar for Vågsalmenningen square in Bergen, Norway.

May 2002

2       Yamano Music Corporation, Japan hold the event Morten's talking show (TBC).

Did Anyone Approach You? video

Lifelines June 2002

5       Spektrum, Oslo, Norway (invite only).
8       Ullevaal, Oslo, Norway. The video for the third single "Did Anyone Approach You?" was filmed before, during and after the concert.
10       The album "Lifelines" is released in the UK.
11       Nosturi, Helsinki, Finland
13       Arenan, Stockholm, Sweden
14       Store Vega, Copenaghen, Denmark
15       Train, Aarhus, Denmark UK tour advert
17       Muziekcentrum Vredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands
18       Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
19       Casino de Paris, Paris, France
20       a-ha are on the UK TV show "Pepsi Chart Show" (Channel 5) which was recorded in Oslo on 8 June.
24       An interview with a-ha is broadcast on the UK TV show London Today (ITV).
25       Royal Albert Hall, London, UK
Morten appears on the UK TV show "Liquid News" (BBC1) (00:40).
26       An interview with Morten is broadcast on the UK TV show "Richard & Judy" (Channel 4).
28       Olimpiisky, Moscow, Russia
30       Dinamo Stadium, Minsk, Belarus

July 2002

Lifelines - UK 1       a-ha do some radio promotion in the UK and are interviewed by Simon Mayo and Richard Allison on BBC Radio 2. They are also interviewed on the breakfast show on Heart 106.2; interview ith Toby Anstis on Heart 106.2; interview with Mel and Sue on BBC London (1st or 2nd July). Morten is interviewed on the UK TV show "V Graham Norton" (Channel 4).
2       a-ha are interviewed by Nicky Campbell on Five Live and they are on VH-1 (TBC).
3       a-ha perform "Lifelines" in the studio on "Get Up And Give" on the UK TV show "GMTV".
8       The second single (first in the UK) from the album "Lifelines" is the title track and is released in the UK and Germany.
15       "Lifelines" is released in Norway.
23       a-ha perform a live version of "Lifelines" on the UK TV show "TOTP2" (BBC2).

August 2002

14       Credicard Hall, São Paulo, Brazil. The set list includes: -Minor Earth Major Sky, You Wanted More, The Sun Never Shone That Day, Lifelines, Manhattan Skyline, IÕve Been Losing You / The Blood That Moves The Body, Time and Again, Did Anyone Approach You?, Turn The Lights Down, Stay On These Roads, Hunting High and Low, Locust, Take On Me, The Living Daylights, Forever Not Yours, Summer Moved On, The Sun Always Shines On T.V.
15       Credicard Hall, São Paulo, Brazil. The set list differs from the previous night with the songs played in a different order and "Manhattan Skyline" and "Turn The Lights Down" replaced with "Scoundrel Days" and "Dark Is The Night".
16       ATL Hall, Rio de Janero, Brazil. The set list is the same as the previous night except that "You Wanted More" is replaced by "Manhattan Skyline".
17       Rodeio de Barretos, Barretos, Brazil, approximately 40,000 people attend.
20       Ginásio de Esportes Gigantinho, Porto Alegre, Brazil, approximately 8,000 people attend.

Lifelines video

September 2002

7       Open Air Fest Square, Tallin, Estonia Riga tour advert
8       Skonto Stadium, Riga, Latvia
10       Zalgirio Sports Stadium, Vilnius, Lithuania
12       Tor Stegny, Warsaw, Poland
15       Arena, Leipzig, Germany
17       Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany
18       Schleyerhalle, Stuttgart, Germany
19       Arena, Nürnberg, Germany
21       Gerry-Weber-Stadion, Halle, Germany
22       Eilenriedehalle, Hannover, Germany
23       Kölnarena, Cologne, Germany
25       König-Pilsener-Arena, Oberhausen, Germany
27       Stadthalle, Bremen, Germany
28       Velodrom, Berlin, Germany
29       Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany Did Anyone Approach You? - Norwegian release
30 The third single "Did Anyone Approach You?" from the album "Lifelines" is released in Germany and Norway.

October 2002

01       Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany
02       Hallenstadion, Zürich, Switzerland
04       Sala Razzmatazz, Barcelona, Spain
05       La Riviera, Madrid, Spain
07       Le Zenith, Paris, France
08       Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
10       Apollo, Manchester, UK
11       Apollo, Manchester, UK
12       Wembley Arena, London, UK
14       NIA, Birmingham, UK
15       SECC, Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow, UK
16       The Point, Dublin, Ireland

December 2002

7       Zeller Eishallea, Zell am See, Austria
13       Volkswagen Arena, Wolfsburg, Germany

Continue the story: 2003