MTV Unplugged Tour 2017 – 2018

In June 2017 a-ha did two special concerts for MTV Unplugged at Giske in Norway, which resulted in the CD/DVD/Blu-ray release MTV Unplugged – Summer Solstice later that year. Special guests included Ian McCulloch, Alison Moyet, Ingrid Helene Håvik and Lissie.

In January and February 2018 the band went on a 13-date European tour in support of the MTV Unplugged album. As in Giske, they were joined by the following musicians on stage: Karl Oluf Wennerberg (drums), Even Ormestad (bass), Morten Qvenild (piano/keyboards), Lars Horntveth (guitar), Madeleine Ossum (violin/backing vocals), Tove Margrethe Erikstad (cello/backing vocals) and Emilie Heldal Lidsheim (viola/backing vocals).

The 2018 setlist included the following 20 songs: This is Our Home, Lifelines, I’ve Been Losing You, This Alone is Love, Forever Not Yours, Analogue, Manhattan Skyline, Foot of the Mountain, Stay On These Roads, A Break in the Clouds, Sox of the Fox, Memorial Beach, Over the Treetops, Living a Boy’s Adventure Tale, Scoundrel Days, Summer Moved On, The Living Daylights, Hunting High and Low, The Sun Always Shines on TV, Take On Me.

Additionally, the cover version of Echo & the Bunnymen’s song “The Killing Moon” was only performed in London with Ian McCulloch.



22 June: Øygardshallen, Giske, Norway
23 June: Øygardshallen, Giske, Norway

17 September: Armani event, The Tobacco Dock, London, UK (4 songs, electric)

19 October: BBC charity concert, The SSE Arena, London, UK (1 song, acoustic)



23 January: Schleyerhalle, Stuttgart, Germany
24 January: Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany
26 January: TUI Arena, Hannover, Germany
27 January: Leipzig Arena, Leipzig, Germany
29 January: Mercedes Benz Arena, Berlin, Germany
30 January: Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg, Germany

02 February: Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria
03 February: Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany
05 February: Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland
06 February: Lanxess Arena, Cologne, Germany
09 February: Oslo Spektrum, Oslo, Norway
10 February: Oslo Spektrum, Oslo, Norway
14 February: O2 Arena, London, UK


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