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A-Ha Retiring After 30 Years. Really.

A-ha Norwegian group a-ha, best known to North Americans for their '80s hit "Take On Me," are launching their farewell tour.  Goodbye, a-ha!  Though we never knew you at all.


Here in NorthAmericaLand, we know a-Ha as the purveyor of one of the greatest videos of all time. It tells the story of a small-town girl who gets no love from a hefty diner owner and finds herself drawn into the world of her favourite comic book.  A comic book of evil race car drivers and the three ridiculously handsome members of a-ha: Morten Harket, Magne Furuholmen and Paul Waaktaar-Savoy.

In keeping with their sunny disposition (at least in their "Take On Me" mode - some of their material is downright overcast) the tour is called "Ending On a High Note".  They kicked off their tour in Argentina and will be playing their first North American gig on May 6th at the Nokia Theatre.  After seven North American dates, they'll be criscrossing the globe like a meth junkie with an Etch-a-Sketch.  Tour dates here.

A-ha-modern As with so many things that surface as blips on the North American radar, A-Ha was a massively popular group that released nine studio albums over its thirty year career.  Their most recent release was 2009's Foot of the Mountain.


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Jen O.

You're right. That one up front (it doesn't matter what his name is because I wouldn't be able to pronounce it anyway) is devilishly handsome. I'm now regretting my life decisions for the past 30 years because they didn't involve making a pillow case with his face and using it to practice my kissing skillz. Doing that now that they've disbanded would just seem weird, no? Also, I don't think my husband would approve.

Jen O.

Ah-hahaha. It sounded like I was going to Jame Gumb his face into a pillow case. I didn't mean it like that. I meant I would cross stich his likeness onto a regular cotton pillow case. Using his skin would be CRAZY.


I have tickets to the Chicago concert on the 13th and am ridiculously excited.


How did i not know they were still around and how are they still so hot?

Washington "London Calling" Cube

A-Huh. Seriously. You know what this reminds me of? That there was a time you could turn on MTV and all they would be showing were music videos. I know. WHAT a concept.


Before the doors open at their final show at Club Nokia in L.A. on May 15th, be sure and visit 'J Lounge' for a fan pre-party beginning at 4pm. Contact Lisa@a-ha.us or visit a-ha.us for all the details. All a-ha videos and music up until Club Nokia doors opening. RSVP to Lisa. Hope to see you there!

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