Movie awards / Brussels concert / Edinburgh opening

a-ha on stage inside the Prinzregententheater in Munich yesterday evening

a-ha on stage inside the Prinzregententheater in Munich yesterday evening

a-ha made their first appearance this year when they did a playback performance of “Nothing Is Keeping You Here” at the Bavarian movie awards in Munich last night.

Even though it was only playback, they were joined by Karl and Erik on drums and bass. The performance can be seen on YouTube here.


The official site has now confirmed a concert in Brussels, Belgium on 11 October. The four remaining concerts in Brazil were also finally confirmed. Visit for ticket details.


Magne’s “Alpha Beta” exhibition is opening at the Edinburgh Printmakers gallery in Edinburgh, Scotland today.

According to the gallery’s website, Magne will be present for an “artist talk” between 4.30-5.30pm, where he will discuss his artworks with Paul Stolper. And between 6-8pm people can “join Magne F for an exclusive reception to celebrate his exhibition”.

Update (Jan. 20): Although the exhibition opened on January 16th, the “artist talk” and “exclusive reception” with Magne won’t happen before February 17th. A PDF flyer for this event can be seen here.


Tonight is the second semi-final of the Norwegian Melodi Grand Prix (Eurovision Song Contest), where Morten’s daughter Tomine will perform the song “Be Good To Me”.

Because of a-ha’s trip to Germany, Morten won’t be able to be part of the audience in Bodø, where the show is held. And that is one of the reasons why Tomine wants to make it to the final. “I have to make it to the next round so my father gets a chance to see me on stage“, Tomine told VG a few days ago.

Tomine can be proud of the beautiful song she will be performing. And Grand Prix is a great arena in which to present it“, Morten says in today’s VG.

The show can be seen live on NRK’s web-TV here, starting at 19.55. “Be Good To Me” can already be heard here.

Update: Tomine did a good performance, but did not get enough votes to go to the final.

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