May 21, 2024

a-ha to hit the road with acoustic set? All seems to indicate so

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Remember the farewell tour a-ha did earlier this year? Perhaps it wasn’t really farewell because the official Facebook page of the band posted the above picture with the phrase: “Packing lighter next time we hit the road…” If that isn’t a big hint. On top the piano and guitar seem to indicate that the band will be offering an acoustic set.

It isn’t the first time the band has done acoustic sets, although they were for a rather limited audience or for special occasions, one being the ‘In Memoriam’ concert for Stine Sofie Sørstrønen and Lena Sløgedal Paulsen, two Norwegian girls of 8 and 10 years old, who were killed on May 19 2000 in Kristiansand. One year later, many Norwegian artists commemorated the girls by a special concert near Grimstad. a-ha played in a stone quarry in Fjæreheia, close to Grimstad. The concert was recorded and broadcasted by the Norwegian TV2 and added as a bonus for the fanclub only edition of the “Vallhall” live DVD.

Below are some more acoustic sets, with the first video holding no less than 25 tracks performed acoustically:

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Bernard Van Isacker is the Chief Editor of Side-Line Magazine. With a career spanning more than two decades, Van Isacker has established himself as a respected figure in the darkwave scene.

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