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Hamburg concert, April 29th

Hamburg, April 29th (Picture from mopo.de)

The German leg of Morten’s solo tour started at the Congress Center in Hamburg yesterday, in front of 1900 fans.

The 19-song setlist was the same as in Russia. But despite a busy touring schedule, Morten’s voice remains strong, as evidenced in this performance of Stay On These Roads.

There’s a review and photo gallery from Hamburg at mopo.de.

Morten on Willkommen bei Carmen Nebel

Morten was a guest on the popular German TV-show Willkommen bei Carmen Nebel yesterday, broadcast live on ZDF from the city of Fulda.

In addition to a short interview, he did a playback performance of “Scared Of Heights”.

Both the performance and interview can be seen on YouTube.

St. Petersburg concert, April 26th

St. Petersburg, April 26th

Morten ended the Russian part of the tour on Thursday, with a concert at the Little Ice Palace in St. Petersburg.

No changes in the setlist, which has been the same since the second concert in Novosibirsk.

But after Morten missed his cue (once again), Crying In The Rain turned into a real trainwreck – demonstrating how difficult it is to correct things when you’re using a lot of pre-programmed sounds.

Check out other YouTube clips from the concert here.

Number 1 in Norway

Out Of My Hands climbs up to #1 in its second week on the Norwegian album chart, making it the third of Morten’s solo albums to reach the top spot in Norway.

The album is also starting to appear in album charts outside Norway and Germany:

  • Switzerland: #23
  • Austria: #30
  • Netherlands: #77
  • Belgium: #90

And in the German single chart, “Scared Of Heights” climbs up from #92 to #60 in its third week.

Minsk concert, April 25th

Minsk, April 25th 
(Picture from ultra-music.com)

Morten and his band visited Belarus yesterday, to perform at the Palace of Sport in Minsk.

Before the concert Morten did a half-hour press conference with local journalists.

Setlist was the same as before, but there are only a couple of YouTube clips online so far: Spanish Steps and Take On Me.

Photo galleries:
strenger.livejournal.com

ultra-music.com

Moscow concert, April 24th

Moscow, April 24th 
(Picture from lifemusic.ru)

Morten played at the Crocus City Hall in Moscow on Tuesday, where the setlist remained the same as in the three previous concerts. After the concert he did a signing session.

As the tour reached the capital, there were are lot more videos being uploaded to YouTube. So instead of linking to individual clips here, you can explore them yourself:
Moscow on YouTube

And check out this great photo gallery:
tony-blackberry.livejournal.com

Yekaterinburg concert, April 22nd

Yekaterinburg, April 22nd

Reports from Russian fans indicate that yesterday’s concert at the Cosmos hall in Yekaterinburg had the same setlist as in Tomsk.

Video clips on YouTube so far include Burn Money Burn, Crying In The Rain, Forever Not Yours and Take On Me.

The tour continues in Moscow tomorrow.

 

And some news from Morten’s official website; Out Of My Hands enters the German album chart at #3 in its first week, which should be considered a very good result.

Out Of My Hands at number 2

Despite bad reviews, Out Of My Hands has entered the Norwegian album chart at #2 in its first week, only beaten by Hver Gang Vi Møtes – a collection of songs from a popular TV2 show, where various artists perform cover versions of each others’ songs.

In comparison, Wild Seed and Letter From Egypt both entered the album chart at #1. Vogts Villa entered at #21, while Poetenes Evangelium did not chart.

In Germany, “Scared Of Heights” falls from #48 to #92 in its second week on the single chart.

Tomsk concert, April 19th

Tomsk. April 19th

Morten’s tour continued at the Palace of Sport in Tomsk yesterday. The setlist was the same as in Novosibirsk, except “Scared of Heights” opened the first encore, instead of ending the main set.

Here is the setlist, with YouTube links:

1. Burn Money Burn
2. I’m The One
3. Keep The Sun Away
4. Crying In The Rain
5. Out Of Blue Comes Green
6. Move To Memphis
7. Forever Not Yours
8. When I Reached The Moon
9. Los Angeles
10. Spanish Steps
11. A Kind Of Christmas Card
12. We’re Looking For The Whales
13. Just Believe It
14. Lightning
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15. Scared Of Heights
16. Stay On These Roads
17. Foot Of The Mountain
——–
18. Lay Me Down Tonight
19. Take On Me

There are also some YouTube clips of Morten introducing the band and dedicating “We’re Looking For The Whales” to Paul and Magne.

Novosibirsk concert, April 18th

Novosibirsk, April 18th

Morten continued the tour today, at the Circus venue in Novosibirsk. And apparently this concert ended up being radically different from the first.

The setlist was almost completely shuffled around, compared to Krasnoyarsk. In addition, three solo songs were added; “When I Reached The Moon”, “Just Believe It” and “Lay Me Down Tonight”, plus one additional a-ha song; “We’re Looking For The Whales”.

1. Burn Money Burn
2. I’m The One
3. Keep The Sun Away
4. Crying In The Rain
5. Out Of Blue Comes Green
6. Move To Memphis
7. Forever Not Yours
8. When I Reached The Moon
9. Los Angeles
10. Spanish Steps
11. A Kind Of Christmas Card
12. We’re Looking For The Whales
13. Just Believe It
14. Lightning
15. Scared Of Heights
——–
16 Stay On These Roads
17. Foot Of The Mountain
——–
18. Lay Me Down Tonight
19. Take On Me

So in total, there were 8 a-ha songs, 7 songs from Out Of My Hands and 4 songs from Wild Seed.

Trying out different setlists at the start of a tour is something a-ha have usually done as well, before settling on the “final” setlist after a few shows.

Fan pictures

Local news article

Interview in airport

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