An acoustic evening with a-ha‹
a-ha will make a live acoustic album and concert film from a series of intimate performances to take place between June 26 – June 30, 2017.
The album, DVD and broadcast are scheduled for release in November 2017.
In early 2018, a-ha will take this special acoustic set on the road, giving the fans a new way to experience the music they love. Magne, Morten and Paul will be joined by a handpicked ensemble of musicians to embellish and reinvent the classics, as well as presenting new material in acoustic arrangements.
Morten is excited about the possibilities: “The band is finally coming together for live acoustic recordings of a wide selection of our songs! As we speak, there is palpable growing excitement about this in the group. We had wonderful moments with the fans during our last tour, and as a fourth member of the band you certainly have had an influence on our commitment to this. I really look forward to it all!”
The first confirmed shows are listed below. There will be additional shows announced, however the full scope of the acoustic tour is not yet finalized.
2018 TOUR DATES
January 23 – Stuttgart – Schleyerhalle
January 24 – Frankfurt – Festhalle
January 26 – Hannover – TUI Arena
January 27 – Leipzig – Leipzig Arena
January 29 – Berlin – Mercedes Benz Arena
January 30 – Hamburg – Barclaycard Arena
February 2 – Vienna – Stadthalle
February 3 – Munich – Olympiahalle
February 5 – Zurich – Hallenstadion
February 6 – Cologne – Lanxess Arena
The Boy From Port Manteau
Morten is making his first tribute song ever to the Norwegian saxophone player Bendik Hofseth.
It is going to be a part of a huge box set and the track is called ”The Boy From Port Manteau”, a collaboration with internationally acclaimed saxophone player Håkon Kornstad and Norwegian producer Peder Kjellsby.
This is the first time Morten Harket has ever participating on a tribute album.
This is the 25th Anniversary box set who salutes Bendik Hofseth’s album ”IX”, which was voted Norway’s 95th best album ever by 100 Norwegian artists. Bendik is one of Norway’s most successfull saxophone players ever, having played in Mike Mainieri’s Steps Ahead and participated on more than 100 albums in Norway and abroad. He has also released 10 solo albums.
The box set wil only be produced in 500 numbered copies.
This box set includes 3 cd’s, 1 dvd and one book:
CD1: ”IX Remastered”
CD2: ”IX Rarities (15 demo tracks, outtakes and alternative takes from the ”IX” era).
CD3: ”IX Tribute” (the whole album recorded with more than 40 different artists:
Emilie Christensen, Harald Lassen & Andreas Lønmo Knudsrød - Say No More
Golden Grey feat. Nina Mortvedt & Gaute Solås - Passacaglia
Knut Reiersrud & Mighty Sam McClain - Proceed
Ketil Bjørnstad og Kristian Kristensen - Janus In Love
Silje Nergaard, Audun Erlien & Sidiki Camara - Night Train
Nils Petter Molvær, Martin Halla & Reidar Skår - Preparing Myself
Salvador Sanchez & Rolf-Erik Nystrøm - Love Gasoline
Morten Harket, Håkon Kornstad & Peder Kjellsby - The Boy From Port Manteau
Friko & Jarle Bernhoft - A Litte Parade
OdD & Freddy Holm - Riverside
Jacob Young, Mathias Eick og Ine Hoem - End Is Beginning
DVD: Q – The concert (Comissioned Work from Vossa Jazz 1991) + a portrait programme
BOOK: Terje Mosnes has written the story about Bendik Hofseth’s ”IX”
The album can be pre-ordered here: http://www.newjelly.com
Book raffle of "My take on me"
We have for you three signed copies of the autobiography "My take on me" by Morten Harket available.
Please send us a short sentence, just why do you need the book and take the subject "My take on me".
Entry deadline is Wednesday, April 27, 2016. The winner / will be notified via email.
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