2016 - Ultimate a-ha

January 2016

30       a-ha are nominated in the pop group category for their album "Cast In Steel" at the 2015 Spellemann Awards at Oslo Spektrum, Norway.

February 2016

12       a-ha's song "Cast In Steel" is released as a download only track worldwide and features the "Steve Osborne Version".

a-ha's song "Objects In The Mirror" is released in the UK as a download only and features the "Steve Osborne Version".

March 2016

4       The 128 page a-ha book "Living A Fan's Adventure Tale" is published.
6       a-ha are back on tour to promote their album "Cast In Steel". The band joining them on tour are Karl Oluf Wennerberg on drums, Erik Ljunggren on synth/programming and bassist Even Ormestad. The Set list has changed slightly since South America with "Giving Up The Ghost" as the opener and the inclusion of "Mother Nature Goes To Heaven" and "Living At The End Of The World". The set list on this first night at at KRK Uralets Arena, Yekaterinburg, Russia is: "Giving Up The Ghost", "I've Been Losing You", "Move To Memphis" "The Swing Of Things", "Stay On These Roads", "Sycamore Leaves", "Mother Nature Goes To Heaven", "Living At The End Of The World", "Crying In The Rain", "Velvet" (Morten & Tini), "Lifelines" (Magne & Tini), "Scoundrel Days", "Cry Wolf", "Mythomania", "Hunting High And Low", "The Sun Always Shines On TV", "Foot Of The Mountain", "Under The Makeup", "The Living Dayllights" and "Take On Me".
8       a-ha - Basket Hall, Kazan, Russia. The set list is the same as Yekaterinburg plus "Here I Stand And Face The Rain" is played during the soundcheck.
9       a-ha do a press conference in St Petersburg, Russia.
10       a-ha - Ice Palace, St Petersburg, Russia. The set list includes "We're Looking For The Whales" and "You Are The One" in place of "Giving Up The Ghost" and "Mythomania" and the order of the songs changed.
12       a-ha - Olympisky, Moscow, Russia. Same set list as St Petersburg.
15       a-ha - Riga Arena, Riga, Latvia. Magne is interviewed about the BBC Radio show over the phone by Jo Wiley for BBC Radio 2 in the UK.
17       a-ha - Minsk Arena. Minsk, Belarus.
Time And Again 18       a-ha's new compilation album "Time And Again" is released. The 16 track album includes some rare and previously unreleased remixes: "The Sun Always Shines on TV" (Future Funk Squad’s 'Radiant 4K' Remix), "Cry Wolf" (Jellybean Mix), "Touchy!" (House Mix), "You Are The One" (Dub Mix Edit), and "The Blood That Moves The Body" (Three-Time Gun Mix).
24       a-ha are interviewed on the Ken Bruce show on BBC Radio 2 in the UK, they perform "Under The Makeup" and "Foot Of The Mountain" live. In the afternoon, they are interviewed on the Simon Mayo show and do a question and answer session with Jo Whiley both for Radio 2. a-ha - Radio 2, BBC Radio Studio, London, UK. a-ha perform 14 songs: "I’ve Been Losing You", "Cry Wolf", "Cast In Steel", "Stay On These Roads", "Living At The End Of The World", "The Swing Of Things", "Crying In The Rain", "Mother Nature Goes To Heaven", "We’re Looking For The Whales", "Sycamore Leaves", "Hunting High And Low", "Scoundrel Days", "The Sun Always Shines On TV", "Take On Me". After the show, a-ha are again interviewed by Jo Whiley for Radio 2.
25       a-ha - Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK.
26       a-ha - O2, London, UK.
28       a-ha - SSE Hydro, Glasgow, UK.
29       a-ha - Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham, UK.
31       a-ha - Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

April 2016

1       a-ha - Zenith, Paris, France.
3       a-ha - Schleyerhalle, Stuttgart, Germany.
4       a-ha - Hallenstadium, Zurich, Switzeland.
6       a-ha - Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany.
7       a-ha - Leipzig Arena, Leipzig, Germany.
9       a-ha - Arena Nürnberger Versicherung, Nürnberg, Germany.
10       a-ha - Vienna Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria.
13       a-ha - Berlin O2, Berlin, Germany.
14       a-ha - Hamburg O2, Hamburg, Germany.
16       a-ha - ÖVB Arena, Bremen, Germany.
17       a-ha - TUI Arena, Hannover, Germany.
19       a-ha - Gerry Weber Stadium, Halle, Germany.
20       a-ha - König Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Germany.
23       a-ha - SAP Arena, Mannheim, Germany.
24       a-ha - Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany.
26       a-ha - Lanxess Arena, Cologne, Germany.
27       a-ha - Rockhal, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg.
30       a-ha - Oslo Spektrum, Oslo, Norway.

May 2016

1       a-ha - Oslo Spektrum, Oslo, Norway.
3       a-ha - Oslo Spektrum, Oslo, Norway. This is a special "Afterglow" concert in collaboration with "Void", a computational design studio working with design, art and technology.
5       a-ha - DNB Arena, Stavanger, Norway.
6       a-ha - DNB Arena, Stavanger, Norway.
7       a-ha - Bergenhus Festning, Bergen, Norway.

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