2004 - getting into the swing of things

February 2004

13       Magne, Molvær and Pellicier perform two "Meltdown" shows in Lillehammer, Norway

March 2004

17       Magne performs live at "Carnegie Art Award", Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway (3 songs)

April 2004

The album "Earth Affair - Chapter One" is released in Norway, it features the song "Gildas Prayer" performed by Morten Harket which is also released as a four track promo single.

Whalebone   Savoy

June 2004

4       a-ha perform on a floating platform in the harbour, Bergen, Norway

a-ha live in Bergen - Photos by Suzie

August 2004

Savoy live in Oslo - Photo by Suzie 6       Savoy release the promo only single "Whalebone" from their forthcoming album "Savoy" in Norway.
7       Savoy perform at RaumaRock Festival, Åndalsnes, Norway
13       Øya Festival, Oslo, Norway
30       Savoy perform "Empty of Feeling" (playback) and "Whalebone" (Paul with live vocals) and are interviewed on the Norwegian breakfast TV show "Frokost-TV" (NRK1). A release concert with five live songs takes place at Blå, Oslo, Norway

Whalebone   Savoy

31       Savoy release their fifth studio album "Savoy" in Norway.
Interview and footage of Savoy from the release concert at Blå is broadcast on the Norwegian TV show "Absolutt Underholdning" (TV2).

September 2004

Magne's Payne's Gray exhibition is held in London.

Payne's Gray

11       The Norwgian VG chart show "Topp 20" (NRK2) broadcasts an interview and clip from Lørdagssirkus from 1984.
13       Lauren, Frode and Paul are interviewed by Per Sundnes on the Norwegian TV show "Store Studio" (NRK1) and Savoy perform "Whalebone" (live).
15       Henie-Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo, Norway
17       Henie-Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo, Norway
23       Notting Hill Arts Club, London, UK

Notting Hill Arts Club, London - Photos by Suzie

22       Luftslottet, Grimstad, Norway
23       Byscenen, Haugesund, Norway
24       Kvarteret, Bergen, Norway
25       Folken, Stavanger, Norway
28       Parken Kulturhus, Ålesund, Norway
29       Meieriet, Sogndal, Norway
30       Hydranten, Hamar, Norway

October 2004

1       Samfundet, Trondheim, Norway
2       Rockefeller, Oslo, Norway
7       Driv, Tromsø, Norway
8       Samfunnet, Bodø, Norway
9       Bakeriet, Mosjøen, Norway
12       Samsen Kulturhus, Kristiansand, Norway
13       Studentsamfunnet, Halden, Norway
14       Energimølla, Kongsberg, Norway

Empty of Feeling 15       Savoy release their second promo only single "Empty Of Feeling" from their album "Savoy" in Norway.
16       Drammen Teater, Drammen, Norway
17       Den Nationale Scene, Bergen, Norway
20       The Norwegian TV show "Absolutt Underholdning" (TV2) broadcasts a clip about the new a-ha book and Nordic Music Awards.
21       The "Nordic Music Awards" take place in Norway. a-ha receive an honoury award. Morten and Sissel also present an award to Robbie Williams. Morten and Jan Omdahl talk about the new book on "Senkveld - med Thomas og Harald" (TV2). a-ha's new book "The Swing Of Things", a book on a-ha's career, written by Jan Omdahl is released in Norway. It includes interviews with the band members plus a unique CD "The Demo Tapes" with 12 early previously unreleased tracks.

The Swing Of Things Book   The Demo Tapes

23       The Norwegian TV show "God Kveld Norge" (TV2) reports on the arrivals at the Nordic Music Awards, "The Swing Of Things" book release party and interview with a-ha about the book. The Norwegian TV show "Nyhetene" (TV2) shows Morten arriving at the Nordic Music Awards and the award.
30       Gallery Ryllega, Hanoi, Vietnam
City center, Hanoi, Vietnam
31       Restaurant Benbac, Hanoi, Vietnam

November 2004

1       Bobby Chinn Restaurant, Hanoi, Vietnam
The Venue, Edinburgh - Photo by Suzie 8       The Venue, Edinburgh, UK
13       Samfundet, Trondheim, Norway
14       Kulturhuset, Tromsø, Norway
15       Parkteatret, Oslo, Norway
28       A documentary "Norsk Rocks Historie" is broadcast on NRK1 in Norway. a-ha are featured for around 15 minutes.

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