In just over three weeks, a-ha fans from around the world will meet for a special two days of events. Tickets are on sale now via Billettservice.
We are so excited to present the agenda for the weekend’s events in Oslo! Below is the schedule with information confirmed so far. Additional information may be announced as the weekend approaches, please keep an eye on a-ha.com for updates!
Morten Harket in concert at Sentrum Scene (2012). Photo: Lisa Glenwright.
Friday 24 October
8:00pm: Morten Harket in Concert at Sentrum Scene w/support TINI – TICKETS
Saturday 25 October
9:00am: ‘Stay On These Roads’ a-ha fan tour of Oslo (unofficial) – DETAILS
1:00pm: ‘Stay On These Roads’ a-ha fan tour of Oslo (unofficial) – DETAILS
4:00pm – 7:00pm: Fan Convention at Samfunnssalen with guest speakers Stian Andersen, Terry Slater and Harald Wiik – TICKETS
8:00pm – Morten Harket in Concert at Sentrum Scene w/support TINI – TICKETS
10:30pm – 3:00am: Fan party – TICKETS
Wristbands for the convention and party will be distributed on the day of the event, more information about this will follow to all ticket buyers.
The fan convention is an opportunity to listen to stories from people who have been closely involved in a-ha’s history, and ask them questions about their experiences. This year’s guest speakers are:
Stian Andersen is Norway’s foremost music photographer. He has travelled around the world on various assignments for clients in the fashion, music, commercial and documentary photography industry, and has produced more than 50 album covers for Norway’s biggest acts (including Royksopp, Turbonegro and Susanne Sundfør). Stian Andersen was A-ha´s official photographer for ten years, shooting many of the band’s promotional photos and documenting their last three tours. His photographs of A-ha were exhibited in Oslo, London, and Tokyo, and were published in the book “a-ha Photographs 1994-2010″. More recently Stian has begun directing music videos, including the video for Morten’s latest single “Do You Remember Me?”
Terry Slater has over 50 years’ experience in the music industry, across many facets of the business including song writing, publishing, A&R, and as a promoter and manager. Terry became a-ha’s manager in 1983 after hearing a demo of the song “Lesson One” (which later became “Take On Me”) that the band had produced at John Ratcliff’s Rendezvous Studios. He set up a series of auditions for a-ha, resulting in their worldwide contract with Warner Bros Records, and the rest, as a-ha fans know, is history!
Terry continued to manage a-ha until their break in the 1990s. He had a close relationship with the Everly Brothers, for whom he had played bass in the 1960s and had introduced a-ha to the band in 1984. The Everly connection endured, and a-ha played the Everly Brothers song “Bowling Green” on their Everly Brothers guitars as a tribute to Terry (who co-wrote the song in 1967) at the final a-ha concert in Oslo on 4th December 2010. When a-ha were awarded the Royal Order of St Olav in November 2012, Terry returned the favour, leading the speeches of tribute to a-ha.
Keeping the a-ha flame alive! During the fan party, we will have several special activities for guests:
* Interactive games and prize giveaways, including two signed copies of the book Mad World, An Oral History of the New Wave Artists and Songs That Defined the 1980s, courtesy of the authors
* ALL a-ha and solo music dance party!
* Red Cross Charity Raffle
* Stella’s a-ha nail art
Still not sure what a fan weekend is all about? These articles from past events will get you up to speed:
* a-ha.com report from the 2012 fan weekend:
The Tradition Continues
* Fan story about the 2012 weekend from Ruth Jerman-Collis:
a-ha 30th Anniversary – Still hearing the high note
* Fan story from Clara Dodson about the upcoming fan weekend:
Morten Harket brings us together
Read about the 2012 convention, including guest speakers Erik Ljunggren & Dan Sundhordvik, James Maillardet and Harald Wiik here.
For assistance with your ticket purchase, contact Billettservice: Billettservice Help
Welcome to Oslo!