’80s pop legends a-ha to perform at Dubai Opera

Take On Me icons coming for one-night-only concert in 2020

’80s pop legends a-ha to perform at Dubai Opera

We’ve all sung-slash-shrieked it at the top of our lungs, and now the band behind the timeless tune Take On Me are going to be coming to Dubai, giving us the chance to once again fail to hit the high notes.

And no, we’re not talking about ’90s boyband A1 and their attempt at a cover.

No, we’re talking about a-ha, the band behind one of the most iconic tunes of a generation, and one of the most important music videos ever.



a-ha are coming to Dubai Opera on Tuesday February 11 2020, to celebrate the 35th anniversary of their absolutely massive debut album Hunting High and Low. Take On Me was released in 1985, taken from that album, and helped the record shift more than 11 million copies worldwide. They were also behind huge James Bond soundtrack The Living Daylights (probably the best part of that film, to be honest).

Now, you’ll be able to catch the band play the album in full when the band comes to town next year. They’re still riding high at the top of their game, with regular performances at festivals across Europe and around the world.

You’ll be able to get your hands on tickets from 5pm on Tuesday July 2, with prices starting at Dhs250 – and there’s a 20 percent discount on VIP and Platinum tickets until Tuesday July 16.

If you’re after more live music venues to check out in the meantime, have a look at the top ten in Dubai:

The Opera has also just announced that Oscar-winning Russell Crowe action epic Gladiator will be getting the live orchestra treatment in September, and you can get tickets now.
From Dhs250. Tue Feb 11 2020. Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, www.dubaiopera.com.
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