A-ha will release a new album later this year called Cast in Steel.
In a press conference today at in Berlin, the band explained how being in a-ha was “a bit like a marriage” with keyboard player Magne Furuholmen adding “what was right in 2010 is wrong is 2015, I’m prepared to admit it”.
The album will be issued on 4 September 2015 and a ‘Cast in Steel’ tour will follow in 2016. Maybe disappointingly for fans, Morten Harket makes it clear that ‘we are not getting back to stay together. We’ve agreed to come back for a set period: one album, one tour. It’s a great opportunity and allows us to write another chapter.’
The band’s debut Hunting High and Low is being reissued as a super deluxe edition box set this year along with deluxe editions of Stay On These Roads, East of the Sun West of the Moon, and Memorial Beach.