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Tech updates

Sennheiser, the company that provides the microphones and IEM systems for Morten’s solo tour, has posted a new press release on their website which goes into detail about the technical setup currently being used.

The press release includes comments from production manager James Maillardet, monitor engineer Kursten Smith and FOH engineer Gerard Albo.

“The key thing for me when working with Morten – and many other artists for that matter – is consistency. Once we have a system in place that works, I am always keen to replicate it as closely as possible everywhere we go. Being able to carry a full Sennheiser microphone kit and IEM system along with our backline means we can easily achieve the consistency that Morten demands”, Maillardet says.

Gerard Albo is Morten’s FOH engineer for the first time on this tour, and follows Sherif El Barbari (a-ha tours 2009-2010) and the legendary Sven Persson (a-ha tours 2000-2008). Kursten Smith has worked with a-ha and Morten since 2009.

The whole press release is available at


In other news, Magne has bought his third so-called AX24 system from Danish company Digital Audio Denmark.

“We bought our first DAD AX24 systems in summer 2011 for recording and post-production in our Oslo studio. They feed into an Apple Mac workstation running Avid Pro Tools. We were absolutely thrilled by the transparent and natural sound quality of the AX24. My engineer found it hard to believe the recording could so closely match the experience of hearing the live performance.

The third AX24 is being used for recording live stage performances on location. It is configured with eight high-specification mike preamps which make the system ideal for capturing a wide dynamic range. In my book, it is the best solution around today”, Magne says in a press release posted at

The press release also includes a few comments from Magne’s assistant Tor Einar Krogtoft-Jensen, who seemed to be the drummer for Apparatjik at Roskilde.

Morten on Starnacht am Wörthersee

Morten on Starnacht am Wörthersee

Morten has been in Klagenfurt, Austria this weekend, to do a playback performance on the TV-show Starnacht am Wörthersee.

Last night he did two songs; “Scared Of Heights” and “Stay On These Roads”. The live show, however, was delayed due to heavy rain. Therefore the actual broadcast was from a dress rehearsal on Friday night.

If you want to see Morten miming on the show, there is a clip on YouTube. There are also a few pictures on Facebook.

Morten on Volle Kanne

Morten was a guest on the ZDF talkshow Volle Kanne this morning, with host Ingo Nommsen.

The 10-minute interview can be seen at

This was followed by an appearance on RTL’s Ultimative Chart Show, to be broadcast at a later date. “Burn Money Burn” was apparently performed on the show.

You can see some pictures taken outside the RTL studio here (courtesy of

Dorsten concert, June 30th

Morten with Karl Oluf Wennerberg, Erik Ljunggren and Dan Sundhordvik in Dorsten

Morten and his band did a 10-song set at the Sommer Open Air event in Dorsten, Germany tonight, in front of a crowd of around 20.000 people. The concert was streamed live online at

Unfortunately, Morten’s voice was in pretty bad shape. Therefore, the vocals seemed to be playback on some of the songs, particularly evident on Scared Of Heights. A controversial decision for sure, and possibly the first time Morten has ever used recorded vocals at a live concert.

Dorsten, June 30th

Here is the setlist:

1. Burn Money Burn
2. I’m The One
3. Keep The Sun Away
4. Move To Memphis
5. Forever Not Yours
6. Lightning
7. We’re Looking For The Whales
8. Stay On These Roads
9. Scared Of Heights
10. Foot Of The Mountain

The whole concert can be watched again at

Watch Morten’s concert live

Morten is playing in Dorsten, Germany tonight, as part of WDR2’s “Sommer Open Air”. The whole concert will be streamed online at 7:20 PM (local time) here.

Morten to perform in Dorsten

Picture from

Morten will be one of the artists performing at an open air concert in the city of Dorsten, Germany on June 30th.

He is scheduled to perform a 1-hour set, which will be broadcast live on the radio and streamed online (from what I understand).

The concert is presented by radio station WDR2, and other acts performing include Rea Garvey (singer in the band Reamonn, which supported a-ha on the MEMS Tour) and the Norwegian band Katzenjammer.

The organizers are expecting an audience of 30.000 people, and the concert is free of charge.

To promote the event, WDR2 has posted a video clip where Morten has to answer the questions he’s asked by miming.

The questions are as follows; 1. Your favourite instrument? 2. How proud are you of the new album? 3. Where is the most beautiful place in Norway? 4. How do keep so fit? 5. What do you see in the mirror in the morning? 6. How will your performance in Dorsten be?

TV-appearances in July

Morten will be appearing on a couple of TV-shows in July:

2 July: “Ultimative Chart Show” – RTL, Germany
14 July: “Starnacht am Wörthersee” – ORF, Austria

“Starnacht am Wörthersee” is broadcast live from Klagenfurt, while “Ultimative Chart Show” is taped in Cologne – to air at a later date.

It’s not known if he’s going to perform a song on these shows, but “I’m The One” seems to be the next single off the album.

KK interview

There is a 5-page interview with Morten in the current issue of Norwegian women’s magazine KK (week 21).

A small preview of the interview is available at, along with a video from the photo shoot on KK’s Facebook page.

There is also a selection of additional photos on photographer Charlotte Spetalen’s website.

Morten on TV Total

Cologne, May 16th

Morten was in Cologne, Germany yesterday, to be a guest on Stefan Raab’s talkshow TV Total on ProSieben.

During the interview, Raab asked Morten what the album cover was all about:

“I was in the water. I was fed up doing the regular photo shoots, and I did that with a photographer, a brilliant guy, his name is Just Loomis. He photographed us with a-ha, for the first cover we did, Hunting High And Low. So there’s a lot of history there. I met up with him in Los Angeles last year and we went for a shoot. And we ended up in the water –  well, I did, anyway”, Morten said.

You can see the whole 10-minute interview at (without dubbing).

London and Birmingham concerts

London, May 13th

Morten’s European tour ended yesterday, with a concert at the Symphony Hall in Birmingham. The setlist seems to have been the same as it has been at 17 out of 18 concerts on this tour.

Only a couple of YouTube clips so far; Out Of Blue Comes Green and Take On Me. And there’s a review from the Shropshire Star.


There’s a lot more YouTube clips from Sunday’s concert at the indigO2 in London, though. And here are some other London links:

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