Frontier Touring and Roundhouse Entertainment are excited to announce that Norwegian pop icons a-ha are returning to Australia for the first time in 34 years. They’ll be joined by very special guest Rick Astley at all February & March 2020 shows.
Show date: Sunday 23 February
Tickets: Available now via Ticketek Australia
Start time: Timings to be confirmed.
Conditions of entry: Backpacks of any size or type are not permitted into the venue. All other bags must be under 30x30cm. Guests should read and understand our conditions of entry prior to booking tickets and attending the event.
Parking: Parking at Melbourne Park is limited and should be pre-booked.
Public transport: Margaret Court Arena is accessible by tram, train and bus. The arena is walking distance from Richmond Station and Flinders Street Station.
A-HA AT MARGARET COURT ARENA
a-ha will be performing their seminal debut album Hunting High And Low in full to celebrate its 35th anniversary as well as other favourites from across their career.
Selling more than 11 million copies worldwide, it includes the unforgettable ‘Take On Me’ , which reached #1 on the Australian charts, as well as follow-up hits ‘The Sun Always Shines On TV’ , ‘Train Of Thought’ and the title track, ‘Hunting High And Low’ .
Joining a-ha to cement this tour as a pop extravaganza is another superstar who dominated the ’80s, Mr ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’, Rick Astley. Also enjoying a major career resurgence, the British star has sold more than 40 million albums, fuelled by hits like the monster ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ , ‘Whenever You Need Somebody’ , ‘Together Forever’ , ‘When I Fall In Love’ , ‘She Wants To Dance With Me’ and ‘Cry For Help’ .
In 2007, Rick Astley became an internet phenomenon as the subject of a viral meme known as ‘Rick-rolling’, with ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ garnering millions of hits on YouTube as a result, introducing him to a whole new audience.
Still so unique decades on, the music video for a-ha’s ‘Take On Me’ won six MTV Awards, seven Billboard Music Awards, was nominated for Grammy and American Music Awards and is approaching one billion views on YouTube. The song has been covered by artists as diverse as Metallica, Madonna, Tori Amos, and most recently, Weezer, Jimmy Fallon and The Roots on The
Tonight Show .