a-ha, the band that had the world singing ‘Take On Me’, is set to tour Australia and New Zealand for the first time in 34 years.
The band will be heading Down Under in January and February next year to celebrate 35 years since they released their classic album Hunting High And Low.
In even better news, they’ll be supported by Rick Astley of ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ fame.
a-ha guitarist Paul Waaktaar-Savoy said: “We have so many great memories of our Australian tour of 1986 and look forward to making new ones. And we can’t wait to play in New Zealand for the first time – we’ll be comparing your fjords with our Norwegian ones!”
added: “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!”
The tour dates are as follows:
A Day On The Green:
|Wed Feb 19||Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth, WA
|Sat Feb 22||Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley, VIC|
|Sat Feb 29||Bimbadgen, Hunter Valley, NSW|
|Sun Mar 1||Sirromet Wines, Mount Cotton, QLD|
|Sat Mar 7||Villa Maria, Auckland, NZ|
|Sun Feb 23||Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, VIC|
|Wed Feb 26||ICC Sydney Theatre, Sydney, NSW|
|Thu Mar 5||Horncastle Arena, Christchurch, NZ|
Telstra pre-sale tickets go live on Friday, A Day On The Green tickets are available from July 22, and the indoor shows are on sale from July 26.