On Sunday, a-ha performed a 20-song set in Yekaterinburg, Russia, kicking off the spring leg of the ‘Cast In Steel’ tour.

As Magne mentioned in his Q&A a couple of weeks ago, there were a few significant changes to the set list from the previous concerts on the tour; not only was there an added dimension of vocals by Tini on several songs, but Magne and Paul both sang lead for one song each during the set.

Two songs from ‘Cast In Steel’ made their live debuts, ‘Giving up the Ghost’ and ‘Living at the End of the World’. Perhaps the biggest surprise addition to the set list was ‘Mother Nature Goes to Heaven’ from ‘Foot of the Mountain’, which was not played live during the band’s 2009-2010 tours.

Leading up to the concert, there were some interesting posts by the band on Instagram, including a short soundcheck teaser posted by Tini on Saturday:

Getting ready for tomorrow🙏🏻 #castinsteeltour #aha #russia #ekaterinburg #rehearsal @officialaha

A video posted by Tini Flaat (@tiniofficial) on

The tour continues on Tuesday in Kazan, Russia and beyond. In all there are 32 more dates in Russia, Latvia, Belarus, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Norway.

Set List

Giving up the Ghost
I’ve Been Losing You
Move to Memphis
The Swing of Things
Stay on These Roads
Sycamore Leaves
Mother Nature Goes to Heaven
Living at the End of the World
Crying in the Rain (Morten & Tini)
Velvet (Paul & Tini)
Lifelines (Magne & Tini)
Scoundrel Days
Cry Wolf
Mythomania
Hunting High and Low
The Sun Always Shines on TV
Foot of the Mountain

Under the Make-Up
The Living Daylights
Take On Me

Social Media

#aha #castinsteel #castinsteeltour @officialaha

A photo posted by паха пкр (@pahapkr) on

#aha #castinsteel #mortenharket

A photo posted by @sana_orlova on

Photo: Kachanova Evgenia via a-ha Facebook


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1 comments

Polina Psycheya

I know that A-Ha doesn’t read it personally but still…Thanks for everything. This is was the main day in my life, because I was waited for it over 16 years. Morten is my personal God of vocal and one of the reasons why I’m actually become singer. Magne, Paul-amazing musicians, I love this trio a lot… I didn’t even imagine, that I’ll see them behind scene, I guess this meeting will change my life.
Perfect sound, perfect performance, perfect music.
I hope to see and feel it not once…much love, Russia, Yekaterinburg.

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