Frontier Touring and Roundhouse Entertainment are excited to announce that Norwegian pop icons a-ha are returning to Australia for the first time in 34 years, before heading to New Zealand for the very first time! They’ll be joined by very special guest Rick Astley!
“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!” - Paul Waaktaar-Savoy
a-ha will be performing their seminal debut album Hunting High And Low in full to celebrate its 35th anniversary as well as other favourites from across their career.
Selling more than 11 million copies worldwide, it includes the unforgettable ‘Take On Me’, which reached #1 on the Australian charts, as well as follow-up hits ‘The Sun Always Shines On TV’, ‘Train Of Thought’ and the title track, ‘Hunting High And Low’.
Joining a-ha to cement this tour as a pop extravaganza is another superstar who dominated the ’80s, Mr ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’, Rick Astley. Also enjoying a major career resurgence, the British star has sold more than 40 million albums, fuelled by hits like the monster ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’, ‘Whenever You Need Somebody’, ‘Together Forever’, ‘When I Fall In Love’, ‘She Wants To Dance With Me’ and ‘Cry For Help’. In 2007, Rick Astley became an internet phenomenon as the subject of a viral meme known as ‘Rick-rolling’, with ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ garnering millions of hits on YouTube as a result, introducing him to a whole new audience.