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  • Hunting High and Low Live Show

Ireland, Dublin - 3Arena

Tuesday 29 October 2019

Photos: Stian Andersen

DUBLIN

It had been a long time coming, in a number of ways. First of all, it had been 17 years since our last visit. Secondly, the show had been sold out for a year, so we knew we had some patient, but eager, people waiting. Thirdly, the HHAL world tour was finally kicking off, after 18 months of rehearsals, design and preparation and it was becoming urgent to show you what we had been working on. As usual there had been some twists and turns along the way, but it still seemed possible to land on our feet. We usually do, even though it may not always look like it!

Had a taste of Ireland for the first time for too long last year in Cork, and it was a massive experience. But I guess that is what you get if you put 5000 people in a tent on an electric summer night in Roy Keane’s hometown. This time around, 3 Arena was waiting for us. An incredibly cool room for its size (not all of the big ones are), filled to the hilt. Starting the show with Mike Patterson’s brilliant short film «Commuter» is like putting the audience in pressure cooker, but it pays off when you can blow the lid off it with Take On Me.

Famous Dubliner and true genius Oscar Wilde once said that youth is wasted on the young.

A statue right next to the hotel of another genius that left us way too early, Mr. Phil Lynnot, is another reminder to appreciate what you have, and take nothing for granted. And the reception from that beautiful crowd in a red hot arena by the river underlined the point. Thank you, Dublin! See you in a lot less than 17 years!

TS  // Photos: Stian Andersen

Set List:

  • Take On Me
  • Train Of Thought
  • Hunting High And Low
  • The Blue Sky
  • Living A Boy's Adventure Tale
  • The Sun Always Shines On TV
  • And You Tell Me
  • Love Is Reason
  • I Dream Myself Alive
  • Here I Stand And Face The Rain
  • Analogue
  • Foot Of The Mountain
  • The Swing Of Things
  • Crying In The Rain
  • Sycamore Leaves
  • Digital River
  • I've Been Losing You
  • Stay On These Roads
  • Scoundrel Days
  • The Living Daylights

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