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A-ha to reunite for Norway memorial

By | Published on Friday 12 August 2011


A-ha played their final show of a farewell tour last December, but less than a year later that are reuniting. Though for a very good reason. The band have announced a one-off performance at a memorial concert for the victims of the bomb and shooting attacks in Norway last month, which left 77 people dead.

The band said in a statement: “On 22 Jul, we, like everyone else in Norway and the rest of the world, were shaken to the soul by these actions of cruelty and violent provocation against everything we stand for. We are also very proud to belong to a small country where people, politicians and the royal family worked together and showed solidarity in the face of such tragedy, and we are grateful to be asked to participate in the memorial ceremony. We do this to honour those who have been torn away, to show appreciation to everyone who made an effort to help on 22 Jul, and to express our sympathy to the survivors who now are left in sorrow”.

The concert will take place at the Spektrum venue in Oslo on 21 Aug.