A-ha Farewell Tour Ends on a High Note

May 20, 2010 Updated: October 1, 2015

GOODBYE: Keyboard player Magne Furuholmen (L) and singer Morten Harket of the Norwegian pop band a-ha, perform during the first concert of their farewell tour at Luna Park stadium in Buenos Aires on March 4, 2010. (Alejandro Pagni/AFP/Getty Images)
GOODBYE: Keyboard player Magne Furuholmen (L) and singer Morten Harket of the Norwegian pop band a-ha, perform during the first concert of their farewell tour at Luna Park stadium in Buenos Aires on March 4, 2010. (Alejandro Pagni/AFP/Getty Images)
TORONTO—After enjoying 25 years of success, receiving countless awards, and producing nine albums, Norwegian band a-ha is saying goodbye with a final farewell tour entitled “Ending on a High Note.”

Adoring fans of all ages went wild last Monday when the band played in Toronto’s Massey Hall for the last time.

“It’s been tens of years since we last played in Toronto,” keyboard player and vocalist Magne Furuholmen told the enthusiastic crowd. “This is going to be the last chance we have to perform in Toronto and we’re happy you’re with us to celebrate.”

As part of a 15-country world tour across four continents, the ‘80s sensation will be ending their farewell tour with one last show—already sold out—in Oslo, Norway on December 4th.

Best known for their hit songs “Take On Me” and “The Sun Always Shines On TV,” a-ha rose to fame in the mid-80s, topping the charts internationally and receiving several awards. Throughout the years the band has had continued success, especially abroad. Twenty-five years after their debut and most successful album “Hunting High And Low” was released, a-ha announced they were breaking up.

Their stop in Toronto attracted a full house of all ages. The band did not disappoint and gave a fantastic, high-energy performance that had the audience singing along. A nostalgic collage of old photos and newspaper clippings from their glory days brought the night to an end, topped off by a final goodbye with their most famous song “Take On Me.”