Archive for February, 2022

Two summer festivals announced

Picture by Jakob

Two Norwegian summer festivals have been added to a-ha’s Hunting High and Low Tour this year; Bergenfest in Bergen on 15 June and Idyllfestivalen in Fredrikstad on 17 June.

The concert in Bergen will be held at Plenen, a smaller outdoor area located right next to Koengen where they played in 2016. Plenen has a capacity of 9000 people. Also playing at Bergenfest on the same day is the Irish band Inhaler, led by Bono’s son Elijah Hewson, and Sondre Lerche.

Idyllfestivalen in Fredrikstad is held on the island of Isegran, which has a capacity of 15,000 people. Other artists announced for the festival include Alan Walker, Astrid S and Zara Larsson. This will be the first a-ha concert in Fredrikstad since 2007.

Daypass tickets for Bergenfest (1000 kroner) are sold through Ticketmaster, while daypass tickets for Idyllfestivalen (1190 kroner) are sold through Tikkio.

Last week all Covid restrictions for concerts and other events in Norway were lifted, which means everything can run at full capacity once again.

a-ha to play at the Hollywood Bowl

Picture by Chris Long on Flickr

The official site today announced that a-ha will be playing at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on 31 July, together with The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.

The legendary amphitheatre has a capacity of 17,500 people.

Subscriber ticket packages go on sale today, while regular tickets will be available on 3 May.

This very special event comes in addition to the three a-ha concerts already scheduled at The Wiltern in Los Angeles on 7, 8 and 9 April.

Brazil dates postponed to July

Next month’s a-ha tour dates in Brazil (10 – 22 March) have had to be postponed to July 2022 instead, “due to the still uncertain scenario caused by the ongoing pandemic”.

Here are the new dates:
13 July: Classic Hall, Recife, Brazil
15 July: Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador, Brazil
18 July: Espaço das Americas, São Paulo, Brazil
19 July: Espaço das Americas, São Paulo, Brazil
21 July: QualiStage, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
22 July: Expominas Arena, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
25 July: Athletico Paranaense, Curitiba, Brazil

Tickets remain valid for the new dates.

No word yet if the rest of the March/April tour, which includes dates in Argentina, Paraguay, Chile, Mexico and USA, will go ahead as planned.

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