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Royal Albert Hall concert / UK promo

a-ha at Royal Albert Hall, 8 October 2010

Royal Albert Hall, October 8th

a-ha played at the Royal Albert Hall in London for the 6th and final time yesterday.

Like in Oslo earlier in the week, they were joined by members of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and played both Hunting High and Low and Scoundrel Days in their entirety.

For some high quality videos from the concert, check out the ones that Chris is uploading to YouTube here.

HMV signing session, 6 October 2010

HMV signing session, October 6th

On Wednesday, following a signing session for the 25 compilation at the HMV store in Oxford Street, the band did an intimate gig at the Heaven nighclub for 300 lucky competition winners.

The setlist (with links to YouTube videos by Chris):

1. The Sun Always Shines On TV
2. Train Of Thought
3. The Blue Sky
4. I Dream Myself Alive
5. Here I Stand And Face The Rain
6. The Swing Of Things
7. The Weight of the Wind
8. Take On Me


Earlier in the day, they did a few TV-appearances on ITV. A short interview on Daybreak (YouTube), then an interview on Lorraine Kelly’s show (YouTube) and a live performance of “The Sun Always Shines On TV” (YouTube).

On Thursday Magne and Morten were interviewed on Loose Women (YouTube), and Paul joined them for a live performance of “Take On Me” at the end (YouTube).

Events in London

a-ha will do a signing session and an exclusive live performance in London on 6 October, to promote the UK release of 25.

Some info from a press release posted here:

“25 – The Very Best Of comes at the start of a bumper week for a-ha, as HMV have announced today that they will exclusively celebrate the album’s release with a signing at HMV’s Oxford Street flagship store at 6:00pm on Wednesday 6 October (due to limited time, 350 wristbands will be issued in-store only from 9:00am on 6 October on a first come first served basis).

This will be followed the very same day at 7:30pm by a very special live performance by
a-ha at the HMV venue Heaven. Tickets for this unique gig are exclusive to HMV customers who pre-order the album now. For a chance to obtain tickets go to Marking
a-ha’s 25-year anniversary, the first 25 people in the queue for a signing session wristband will also win a pair of tickets to the evening gig at Heaven.

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