Friday, August 12, 2011

A-HA REUNITES FOR MEMORIAL CONCERT

 

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Norwegian pop stars A-Ha are reuniting to perform at a memorial concert honouring those killed in their homeland's recent massacres.

The country was plunged into mourning on July 22 when right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik killed 77 people with a car bomb in Oslo and a shooting rampage on the island of Utoya.

A-Ha known for hits like Take On Me split for a second time last year, but were approached to headline a special show at the Oslo Spectrum concert hall to remember the victims on August 21, which has been declared a national day of mourning.

Bandmates Morten Harket, Magne Furuholmen and Paul Waaktaar-Savoy are grateful to have been asked to play the one-off gig.

"On 22 July, 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," a post on their website reads.

"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 July 22."

The memorial show will also feature other top Scandinavian acts.

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