Dubai Opera will host pop music icons a-ha as part of their Hunting High And Low tour on 11 February 2020.
The Norwegian trio, who dominated pop charts worldwide during the ’80s, are celebrating the 35th anniversary of their hugely influential debut album Hunting High And Low and its timeless classic hit Take On Me. a-ha singer Morten Harket, keyboardist Magne Furuholmen and guitarist Pål Waaktaar-Savoy – have sold more than 55 million albums and remain one of the UK and Europe's most loved pop bands, regularly playing stadiums and festivals.
The tour will see a-ha play their 1985 debut album Hunting High And Low in its entirety. Selling more than 11 million copies worldwide, it included the juggernaut Take On Me. Magne Furuholmen, Morten Harket and Pål Waaktaar-Savoy will be performing new and old, familiar and less-familiar songs, as well as the ten songs off their 1985 debut album Hunting High And Low in the running order of the original release.
High-profile admirers like U2’s Adam Clayton, Morrissey, Robbie Williams, Pet Shop Boys and Kanye West have all professed themselves a-ha fans, as has Coldplay’s Chris Martin who named them as one of his early inspirations and “favourite bands of all time”. During 2008’s Viva La Vida tour, Coldplay covered Hunting High And Low and were joined by Magne at the Oslo concert, with Chris introducing him as “the best keyboard player in the world”.
The trio have also scored global hits with the James Bond theme The Living Daylights as well as Cry Wolf, I've Been Losing You and the 2005 Max Martin-collaboration Analogue, while their most recent release was an MTV Unplugged collection in 2017 featuring collaborations with Echo & The Bunnymen’s Ian McCulloch and Alison Moyet. NME recently declared Hunting High And Low as “one of the albums that have stood the test of time and still sounds great today”.
Commenting on this announcement, Jasper Hope, Chief Executive of Dubai Opera said: “a-ha have been an incredible and inspirational band from the very beginning and with a string of already-sold-out arena shows across Europe they’re proving they have lost none of their appeal, I can’t wait to welcome them to Dubai Opera for one of their most intimate shows on this tour.”
Tickets start from AED250 and go on sale Tuesday 2 July at 5pm. Tickets will be available to purchase from www.dubaiopera.com, all Virgin Megastores UAE and Platinum List.. Limited Early bird offer of 20% off on VIP and Platinum tickets valid until 16 July.