a-ha opened their 2016 Cast In Steel Tour at the KRK Uralets arena in Yekaterinburg tonight, the first of 33 concerts in Russia and Europe this spring.
The setlist included several changes since South America five months ago, starting with the premiere performance of “Giving Up The Ghost” as a new opener. Two other songs, “Mother Nature Goes to Heaven” and “Living at the End of the World”, were also performed for the first time tonight.
“Thank you for giving us such a warm welcome here in Yekaterinburg”, Magne told the audience before introducing the band.
Prior to the show, the guys were interviewed on Russian TV, which can be seen here.
The tour continues in Kazan on Tuesday.
Setlist (w/ YouTube links):
1. Giving Up The Ghost
2. I’ve Been Losing You
3. Move To Memphis
4. The Swing Of Things
5. Stay On These Roads
6. Sycamore Leaves
7. Mother Nature Goes To Heaven
8. Living At The End Of The World
9. Crying In The Rain (Morten & Tini)
10. Velvet (Paul & Tini)
11. Lifelines (Magne & Tini)
12. Scoundrel Days
13. Cry Wolf
15. Hunting High And Low
16. The Sun Always Shines On TV
17. Foot Of The Mountain
18. Under The Makeup
19. The Living Daylights
20. Take On Me
Thanks to the fans in Yekaterinburg for Periscoping, Instagramming and YouTubeing the concert!