As an update to this post, we have some exciting announcements about the 30th anniversary weekend this September!
Morten will perform on his birthday
September 14 this year is both Morten’s birthday and a-ha’s 30th anniversary. To celebrate the occasion, Morten will perform a solo concert at Sentrum Scene in Oslo! This will be Morten’s first full solo concert in Norway since 1997.
Tickets will go on sale to the public on March 17 via Billettservice. However there will be a fan pre-sale on Monday – more details on this below!
Official photo book and exhibition
Norwegian photographer Stian Andersen has been working with a-ha since 2000, and his photos have been used for cover art, promo shots, posters and more. Stian toured extensively with a-ha during the ‘Foot of the Mountain’ and ‘Ending on a High Note’ tours in 2009-2010, and is publishing a photo book in fall 2012.
This long awaited official a-ha photo book is expected to be released on September 1. In addition to the book release, there will also be a photo exhibition taking place at Stolper + Friends gallery in Oslo from September 1-16.
The book will be available to order directly from Press in Norway. Fans can choose to have the book shipped to their homes, or they will have the option to pre-order the book and pick it up when they visit Oslo for the 30th anniversary weekend – and have the book signed by Stian as well at a special signing session!
The photo book will be about 320 pages, in hard cover and printed on very high quality paper. It will be the same size as The Swing Of Things book from 2010.
There will be more information about the book and how to pre-order in the coming months.
30th anniversary a-ha party and convention
We are very excited to announce that the a-ha fan party will take place at Sentrum Scene in Oslo, immediately following Morten’s solo concert on September 14! When the concert is over, stay at Sentrum and enjoy a-ha’s music and videos, dancing, a trivia game, prize giveaways, and have a fun time with old and new friends. The party will go until 3:00am and it will definitely be an evening to remember!
On Saturday, September 15 there will be an a-ha convention which includes guest speakers, a book signing session with Stian Andersen, special access to the photo exhibition at Stolper + Friends, and more. The full program has not been finalized yet, so stay tuned for more details.
Ticket pre-sale on Monday!
There will be a fan pre-sale on Monday, March 12 at 3:00pm CET. The ticket price is 520 NOK + ticketmaster fee, and includes:
- Morten’s concert at Sentrum Scene on Friday, September 14
- a-ha 30th anniversary afterparty at Sentrum, following Morten’s concert
- the a-ha fan convention on Saturday, September 15
- special access to Stolper + Friends where Stian’s pictures will be exhibited and sold
We will send out the link to the pre-sale via the fan party mailing list on Monday, March 12 before 3:00pm CET. This link will be active from Monday at 3:00pm CET until Thursday at 9 am CET. This special package ticket will not be available after that.
Be sure to sign up for the fan party mailing list before Monday so you can receive the pre-sale link and stay up to date about the 30th anniversary weekend!
Tags: Concerts, Fan Parties, Morten, Norway, Photos, Releases