Norwegian synth-pop trio A-Ha have announced that they are to call it a day in a message posted on their official website:
“With the current album ‘Foot of The Mountain’ enjoying both commercial success and critical acclaim, A-ha has decided to call it a day… We’ve literally lived the ultimate boy’s adventure tale, through a longer, more rewarding career than anyone could hope for. Doing this now will give us a chance to get more involved in other meaningful aspects of life, be it humanitarian work, politics, or whatever else – and of course through new constellations in the field of art and music. We are retiring as a band, not as individuals. Change is always difficult and It is easy to get set in one’s ways. Now it is time to move on.”
Best known for their 1980s hits ‘Take on Me’ and ‘The Sun Always Shines on TV’, A-Ha recently saw a resurgance in the career with the release of Foot of the Mountain.
The band will undertake a farewell tour in 2010, culminating with a performance in their hometown of Oslo on December 4th.