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a-ha will bring their global ‘Hunting High And Low live’ tour to South Africa in February 2020

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a-ha will bring their global ‘a-ha play Hunting High And Low live’ tour to Cape Town on 14 February 2020 at the Green Point A Track and to Johannesburg on 15 February 2020 at Marks Park, Emmarentia.

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With less than a month before international sensation a-ha is set to perform their ‘a-ha play High Hunting and Low Live tour’ in South Africa to thousands of fans in the Mother City and Jozi – Breakout Events are excited to announce the support acts for each city adding the local flavour!

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. However, they have not ventured to our shores since 1994.

The support acts have been chosen for both shows of the tour to ensure there is a great local mix of developing newcomers, and well-established fan favourites. Concert-goers must make sure to get there early to enjoy the day’s line-up and support their local talents before a-ha take to the stage and perform some of their biggest hits from over the decades – ‘Take On Me’, ‘The Sun Always Shines On TV’, ‘Crying In The Rain’, ‘Stay On These Roads’, and many more!

Reviews Include:

“Joyful comeback! When a-ha roll out their whoppers the atmosphere goes through the roof. Harket delivers The Sun Always Shines On TV and Take On Me to scenes of unadulterated adult joy. Harket isn’t just singing the songs beautifully – but sincerely – like he has remembered what they mean to him as well as everybody here. Four stars!”
The Guardian

“The spine-tingling moment when we hear Morten’s haunting high notes … Hunting High And Low takes this surreal atmosphere up a notch and, as the audience sing along, it’s an almost spiritual experience.”
Manchester Evening News

“Screams of instant recognition greeted the insistent drumming and hard-to-resist keyboards of Take On Me. With Harket hitting that high note like it’s 1985, it was worth the wait. It was a truly deserved encore.”
Jerusalem Post

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 first band I ever loved was a-ha. I put a-ha’s first record on – I just remembered how much I loved it. It’s incredible song writing – some of the most beautiful songs I’ve ever heard … Everyone asks what inspired us, what we’ve been trying to steal from and what we listened to as we were growing up. Back when we didn’t have any hits of our own, we used to play a-ha songs.”
Chris Martin, Coldplay

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”.

In Cape Town on Valentine’s Day, 14th February, the Mother City’s own Grassy Spark, Sean Koch and The World of Birds will get the crowd going before a-ha take to the stage for these popular hits. In Jozi, on 15th February, fans can look forward to a music-packed afternoon with local musos Ard Matthews, who will perform some of his classic solo hits and tracks from Just Jinjer, along with Absinthè, James Deacon and Werner Bekker for an unforgettable live show! Bring your loved ones, family and friends for this once-in-a-lifetime musical journey of old and new.

After announcing that their ‘a-ha play Hunting High And Low live’ tour will be different from anything they have previously undertaken, a-ha timed the international tour to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the release. The show however also includes a full second set that is full of their classic hit tracks and some musical treats. Get your tickets now as we countdown the days!

Tickets are on sale now and general access tickets are R595 and Golden Circle tickets R895 per person. Kids 3 years old and under get in for free. Get your tickets now before they sell out! All info at https://breakoutevents.co.za/.

a-ha play Hunting High And Low live – South Africa Tour Dates:

14 February 2020: Green Point A Track, Cape Town
In association with Kfm 94.5
Ticket Pricing:
Kids 3yrs old and under: Free
General Access: R595 (excl booking fee)
Golden Circle: R895 (Excl booking fee)
Ticket link: https://www.webtickets.co.za/event.aspx?itemid=1492246337
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/420430645477684/

15 February 2020: Marks Park, Emmarentia, Johannesburg
In association with Jacaranda Fm
Ticket Pricing:
Kids 3yrs old and under: Free
General Access: R595 (excl booking fee)
Golden Circle: R895 (Excl booking fee)

Visit www.breakoutevents.co.za.

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