Tag: a-ha

a-ha to play ‘Hunting High and Low’ at three Los Angeles concerts in 2020

a-ha to play ‘Hunting High and Low’ at three Los Angeles concerts in 2020

As promised, Norwegian pop trio a-ha has announced details of its first U.S. concerts in a decade: The group will bring its Hunting High and Low Live tour to this country for just two shows, at Los Angeles’ Wiltern Theater, in late September of 2020. Details right here.

a-ha returning to U.S. for first time in a decade to play 2 concerts in September 2020

a-ha returning to U.S. for first time in a decade to play 2 concerts in September 2020

Norwegian pop trio a-ha will return to American shores next year for the first time in a decade when they bring their Hunting High and Low Live tour to the U.S. for two as-yet-unannounced concerts in September — and they hope to play more stateside shows in 2021. Details right here.

a-ha to play U.K. stadiums with OMD, Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey next summer

a-ha to play U.K. stadiums with OMD, Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey next summer

The reunited Norwegian pop trio a-ha has begun rolling out summer 2018 tour dates, including a half-dozen shows in the U.K. that will find the group playing football stadiums and cricket grounds with all-star synthpop support from OMD and Tom Bailey of the Thompson Twins. See full dates here.

This week’s new releases: The Replacements, The Church, The Blow Monkeys, a-ha

This week’s new releases: The Replacements, The Church, The Blow Monkeys, a-ha

Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. This week’s haul includes releases from The Replacements, The Church, The Blow Monkeys, a-ha and The Selecter.

Premiere: Pet Shop Boys, ‘One Night’ — new track off ‘Memory of the Future’ single

Premiere: Pet Shop Boys, ‘One Night’ — new track off ‘Memory of the Future’ single

The Pet Shop Boys will usher in 2013 with the release of “Memory of the Future,” the third single off their latest album Elysium, on Jan. 1 in two different download bundles, featuring a number of new remixes of the track as well as three new B-sides — one of which, “One Night,” is being premiered today here at Slicing Up Eyeballs.

New releases: a-ha’s Morten Harket, The Tubes, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Erasure

New releases: a-ha’s Morten Harket, The Tubes, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Erasure

This week’s new releases include ‘Out of My Hands,’ the new English-language solo album from a-ha’s Morten Harket, plus a new CD reissue of The Tubes’ ‘Outside Inside, a red-vinyl reissue of the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ‘One Hot Minute,’ and a digital-only U.S. release of the new Erasure ‘Essential’ best-of.

Readers Poll 2011: Best compilations, box sets and live albums of the year

Readers Poll 2011: Best compilations, box sets and live albums of the year

As 2011 quickly winds to an end, we’re happy to roll out the first of four days’ worth of results from our second-annual Slicing Up Eyeballs Readers Poll, in which nearly 500 of you cast ballots for your favorite new, reissued and freshly compiled music of the year. First up: Your Top 10 compilations, box sets and/or live albums.

a-ha to reunite for memorial service honoring victims of last month’s Norwegian attacks

a-ha to reunite for memorial service honoring victims of last month’s Norwegian attacks

Just eight months after a-ha’s farewell concert in Oslo, the Norwegian pop trio — saying they were ‘shaken to the soul’ — have announced they will reunite later this month to perform at the national memorial service honoring the victims of last month’s mass killings in that country.

New releases: Feelies, Meat Puppets return, plus a-ha’s final concert on CD, DVD, Blu-ray

New releases: Feelies, Meat Puppets return, plus a-ha’s final concert on CD, DVD, Blu-ray

This week’s new releases include brand-new albums from veterans The Feelies (‘Here Before’) and Meat Puppets (‘Lollipop’), plus CD, DVD and Blu-ray releases celebrating a-ha’s final concert last December in Oslo, Norway.

New releases: Morrissey, Ministry, Midge Ure, Blondie, Madness, a-ha, The Undertones

New releases: Morrissey, Ministry, Midge Ure, Blondie, Madness, a-ha, The Undertones

This week’s new CDs include reissues from Morrissey (‘Bona Drag’), Midge Ure (‘The Gift,’ ‘Answers to Nothing’) and Madness (‘Mad Not Mad’), plus a live disc from Blondie (‘Blondie at the BBC’), a new compilation of hits and covers from Ministry (‘Every Day is Halloween’) and collections from a-ha (’25: The Very Best Of’), The Undertones (‘Teenage Kicks: The Very Best Of’) and Stiff Records (‘Born Stiff’).

Video: a-ha’s ‘Butterfly, Butterfly (The Last Hurrah),’ off ’25: The Very Best Of’

Video: a-ha’s ‘Butterfly, Butterfly (The Last Hurrah),’ off ’25: The Very Best Of’

With their worldwide farewell tour well underway, Norwegian pop trio a-ha last week released the music video for their final single, ‘Butterfly, Butterfly (The Last Hurrah).’

Contest: Win copy of ‘Retro:Active 7 — Rare & Remixed,’ with Tears For Fears, OMD, a-ha

Contest: Win copy of ‘Retro:Active 7 — Rare & Remixed,’ with Tears For Fears, OMD, a-ha

Thanks to the folks at Canada’s HushMusic, we’ve got copies of the forthcoming ‘Retro:Active 7 — Rare & Remixed’ compilation CD to give away to three lucky Slicing Up Eyeballs readers. The new installment features mixes of songs by Echo & The Bunnymen, Tears For Fears, OMD and a-ha.

New releases: Pixies live Blu-ray, a-ha ’25: The Very Best Of,’ new Chrissie Hynde

New releases: Pixies live Blu-ray, a-ha ’25: The Very Best Of,’ new Chrissie Hynde

This week’s new releases include ‘Acoustic & Electric Live,’ a new concert Blu-ray from the Pixies; ’25: The Very Best Of,’ a new 2CD compilation from a-ha; and ‘Fidelity!,’ the debut from Chrissie Hynde’s new project JP, Chrissie & The Fairground Boys.

New releases: a-ha, Wire expanded reissues, plus Trent Reznor’s How to Destroy Angels

New releases: a-ha, Wire expanded reissues, plus Trent Reznor’s How to Destroy Angels

This week’s new releases include expanded reissues of a-ha’s ‘Hunting High and Low’ and ‘Scoundrel Days,’ plus Wire’s reunion album ‘Send,’ plus the CD edition of Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor’s debut as How to Destroy Angels.