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Night of the Proms tour ends in Bremen

Bremen, December 22nd (Picture from

Bremen, December 22nd
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The Night of the Proms tour 2013 ended at the ÖVB Arena in Bremen on December 22nd, after three weeks on the road and 19 concerts around Germany.

Morten performed the same five songs he’s done at every concert, before an audience of 8000 people.

The final week of the tour also included a concert at the EWE Arena in Oldenburg on December 17th, an additional show that wasn’t listed on the original tour schedule.

Here is a selection of videos and photos from the final week:
TSASOTV (19 Dec.)
Hey Jude (19 Dec.)

Stay on These Roads (21 Dec.)
There is a Place (21 Dec.)
Hey Jude (21 Dec.)

Oldenburg gallery    Hannover gallery    Berlin gallery
Hamburg gallery    Bremen gallery

Night of the Proms radio broadcast

Morten on stage in Munich this weekend (Photo from

Morten on stage in Munich this weekend
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A selection of live highlights from Night of the Proms 2013 were broadcast on the German radio station Bayern 3 last night.

Four of Morten’s songs were included; “Foot of the Mountain” / “Stay on These Roads” / “Did I Leave You Behind” / “The Sun Always Shines on TV” – plus “Hey Jude” together with the other artists. “There is a Place” was left out. His performance was recorded in Munich on December 14th.

If you missed the broadcast, here it is:

Interview with Morten

Interviewed backstage at NOTP

Interviewed backstage at NOTP

The Night of the Proms tour continues, and tonight Morten and the other artists are performing in Luxembourg.

In a short video interview posted on the NOTP Facebook page, Morten is asked what he enjoys most about being on stage on this particular tour:

“I’m kind of used to being on stage. Obviously, being on stage has to do with contact with the audience and that connection, with the music as the agent between. That’s what it’s about. What is different for me here is obviously this big ensemble behind me and this huge orchestra. And that opportunity is something you don’t really get often. I’ve done it, kind of, many times over the years. We’re talking about 30 years now. But to be able to do it like this, on a daily basis more or less – because we play virtually every night – is an opportunity of a different kind. So that is what stands out for me”, Morten tells interviewer Markus Othmer, who also hosts the shows.

Morten is also asked how it is to perform his new songs “There is a Place” and “Did I Leave You Behind” together with the orchestra:

“That is a great opportunity as well, because these songs are really fresh. They’re very new. It’s not long ago I sat on a couch with a guitar, together with Peter [Kvint], my songwriting partner. And these songs were just that. And all of a sudden, five minutes later, it’s in such a setting. So this I’ve not done before”, Morten says.

Some recent video clips from Night of the Proms:
Foot of the Mountain (Multicam)    Did I Leave You Behind (Dec. 6th)
There is a Place (Dec. 8th)

Night of the Proms tour opens in Cologne

On stage in Cologne

On stage in Cologne
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The Night of the Proms tour opened with two concerts in Cologne this weekend, where a total audience of 25,000 people filled the Lanxess Arena on Friday and Saturday.

As the headliner, Morten came on stage at the end of the 3-hour show to perform five songs, including two new solo songs:

1. Foot Of The Mountain
2. Stay On These Roads
3. Did I Leave You Behind
4. There Is A Place
5. The Sun Always Shines On TV

At the very end all the artists did The Beatles’ Hey Jude together.

“Night of the Proms is something I’ve been asked to do over the years, but there’s never really been a suitable time. It’s with a big philharmonic orchestra. A lot of this and that musically, which is in itself interesting. It’s an opportunity of a different kind and I’m kinda curious as to what it will be”, Morten said in a backstage video filmed before Friday’s premiere.

Yesterday Morten also appeared at a press conference together with some of the other NOTP artists. The tour will visit twelve more cities until December 22nd.

Photos and reviews:

As for “There is a Place”, the song has now been confirmed to be released in connection with Night of the Proms as “a taste of the music he is working on for his new album”. Whether it ends up on the album or not remains to be seen. The song is now available for download and streaming worldwide, through iTunes, Amazon, 7digital, WiMP, Spotify etc.

Morten to perform at Night of the Proms tour



Morten will headline the annual Night Of The Proms tour in Germany and Luxembourg later this year, his official website announced today.

Night of the Proms is an annual series of concerts held around Europe, which mixes pop music with classical music.

There will be 18 arena shows in 13 different cities, and Morten will apparently sing 4-5 songs each night.

Here’s some info from the official Night of the Proms website:

“To mark the 20th anniversary of AIDA Night of the Proms in Germany, the musical event once again presents an exclusive mix of international top artists. During this jubilee edition, the symphonic orchestra Il Novecento will accompany Morten Harket (the voice of A-HA), rising star Amy Macdonald, John Miles, the Berlin rock’n’roll band The Baseballs and the Japanese pianist Hiromi as classical soloist.”

The dates:

29 November: Lanxess Arena, Cologne
30 November: Lanxess Arena, Cologne
1 December: Arena, Oberhausen
4 December: Messehalle, Erfurt
5 December: SAP Arena, Mannheim
6 December: Festhalle, Frankfurt
7 December: Festhalle, Frankfurt
8 December: Westfalenhalle, Dortmund
10 December: Coque, Luxembourg City
11 December: Schleyerhalle, Stuttgart
13 December: Olympiahalle, Munich
14 December: Olympiahalle, Munich
15 December: Olympiahalle, Munich
18 December: TUI Arena, Hannover
19 December: O2 World, Berlin
20 December: O2 World, Hamburg
21 December: O2 World, Hamburg
22 December: ÖVB Arena, Bremen

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