A-HA have today announced that they are to reunite to release a final album, 'Cast In Steel', a return to the legendary Rock In Rio Festival in September, and an international tour in 2016.
The band, who split in 2010 have been quietly working on material without any expectations and were so pleased with the new music that they decided to release it, as Paul Waaktaar explains: 'The beauty of it was that we could do this totally under the radar; there were no deals in place, no contracts, tours planned or deadlines looming… just our shadow endeavours. It was back to exactly how we started in my parents cabin way back when in the 80s. Some instruments, a song, a voice.'
The band have also announced the first of a run of international shows for next year, with fifteen dates in Germany, Austria and Switzerland lined up for April 2016 with further international dates to follow.
'Cast In Steel' will be released on September 4th, and the band will play Rock In Rio on September 25th.
3 - Stuttgart Schleyerhalle / 4 - Zurich Hallenstadium / 6 - Munich Olympiahalle / 7 - Leipzig Arena / 9 - Nürnberg Arena Nürnberger Versicherung / 10 - Vienna Stadthalle / 13 - Berlin O2 / 14 - Hamburg O2 World / 16 - Bremen ÖVB Arena / 17 - Hannover TUI Arena / 19 - Halle Gerry-Weber-Stadium / 20 - Oberhausen König-Pilsener-Arena / 23 - Mannheim SAP Arena / 24 - Frankfurt Festhalle / 26 - Cologne Lanxess Arena