A-ha star takes on new festival job

Magne Furuholmen, one of the three Norwegian superstars forming the rock band a-ha, didn’t need to be searching high and low for a new job but he’s decided to take on a new one anyway. On Tuesday Furuholmen was formally appointed by Norway’s government minister in charge of cultural affairs to be the new chairman […]

A-ha to perform at Nobel Peace Prize concert

The organizers of Norway’s annual Nobel Peace Prize Concert needed some big acts this year to draw more ticket-buyers and boost the concert’s fortunes. On Monday they announced that Norway’s most successful band ever, a-ha, would be on the line-up. A-ha and popular Norwegian singer Aurora Aksenes were the first two names of performers to be […]

Mixed reviews for a-ha’s new single

A-ha, the Norwegian rock band from the 1980s that makes regular comebacks, was getting mixed reviews for its new single that’s just been released. One Oslo-based reviewer claimed the band “wasn’t dead, just a bit sluggish.” Band members had claimed they still “had some killer songs” to share with their fans. “But ‘Under the Makeup’ is […]

A-ha reunites again, for two more years

Norwegian pop band a-ha earned millions four years ago on what was supposed to be their last concert tour ever. They just haven’t been able to stay retired, though, and now they’re committing to yet another comeback that’s due to last for at least two more years. A-ha’s so-called “Farewell Tour” of 2010 clearly hasn’t lived up to its name. The […]

A-ha didn’t retire after all

It came as no big surprise to followers of the Norwegian rock band a-ha that its three members have once again agreed to come out of retirement to play at a huge, potentially lucrative music festival in Rio de Janeiro. A-ha members have performed individually and collectively since officially bowing out in 2010, and now they’ll make a […]

Harket tunes up for new tour

No Norwegian singer has been quite as commercially successful as Morten Harket,  former lead singer for the wildly popular rock band a-ha, who stepped back into the spotlight this month with a new song. Now he’s gearing up for a new album launch and concert tour, including a performance at home in Oslo. Harket made […]

Now it’s ‘Sir’ Pål, Morten and Magne

All three members of Norway’s most internationally popular band ever, a-ha, were invited to meet King Harald V on Monday, seven months after the monarch had named them “Ridder” 1st class of the Royal Norwegian Order of St Olav. The meeting took place just after noon at the Royal Palace in Oslo, when the three […]

A-ha members awarded royal Order of St Olav

The three members of the popular Oslo-based rock band a-ha were honoured with the Norwegian equivalent of being knighted by King Harald on Tuesday. Morten Harket, Magne Furuholmen and Pål Waaktaar Savoy  were all formally presented with St Olavs Orden, for their contribution to Norwegian music. Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) reported that the three musicians got a […]

A-ha wins royal honours

The members of Norway’s most internationally successful rock band, a-ha, have been informed they’ll be receiving one of their country’s highest royal decorations for their contribution to Norwegian music. Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) reported that a-ha members Morten Harket, Magne Furuholmen and Pål Waaktaar Savoy will be decorated with The Order of St Olav, granted by […]

A-ha photos go on display

Norwegian photographer Stian Andersen is mounting an exhibit of “inside” photos he took of Norway’s most internationally popular rock band a-ha and the people around them during their successful career. Andersen will also release a book on the band in mid-September. The exhibit was due to open Thursday at the Oslo gallery Stolper + Friends […]