a-ha will be performing in six Norwegian cities in August and September as part of the Farewell Tour, the band announced today.
The dates are:
21 August: Ullevaal Stadium, Oslo
28 August: Brann Stadium, Bergen
2 September: Rått og Råde Festival, Stavanger
3 September: Døgnvill Festival, Tromsø
4 September: Lerkendal Stadium, Trondheim
11 September: Sør Arena, Kristiansand
This will be the biggest stadium tour in Norway ever. It will take one week to set up the specially designed stage, which includes a 1000 square meters LED screen which is 47 meters wide and 20 meters tall.
20 semitrailers are required to carry all the equipment around, along with a crew of 100 people. And an additional 200 people will be hired locally for each concert.
An animation of JoJo Tillmann’s stage design for the four stadium concerts (a smaller stage may be used for the two festival concerts) can be seen here: NRK.no
“We have a busy and important year ahead of us, and we have even more planned than what has been announced so far. We’ll start by doing a big tour around the world, to celebrate the ending together with our fans. And then we’ll end it all at home. This will be the coolest a-ha show ever“, Magne tells Stavanger Aftenblad.
Tickets for all six concerts will go on sale next Monday, 8 March, at 09:00 via Billettservice.