World Tour 2011: Cape Town, South Africa – May 11 #21

This was concert #3 in Cape Town. Roxette is now moving on to Sun City for 4 concerts on 13th, 14th, 15th and 17th of May.

Don’t forget to check the full tour plan from time to time, maybe you find some city you may want to add to your personal tour!

Setlist

01. Dressed for Success
02. Sleeping In My Car
03. The Big L.
04. Wish I Could Fly
05. Only When I Dream
06. She’s Got Nothing On (But the Radio)
07. Perfect Day
08. Things Will Never Be the Same
09. It Must Have Been Love
10. Opportunity Nox
11. 7twenty7
12. Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave)
13. Stars
14. How Do You Do!
15. Dangerous
Band presentation
16. Joyride (no traditional tune)

17. Watercolours in the Rain
18. Spending my Time
19. The Look

20. Way Out
21. Listen to Your Heart
22. Church of Your Heart

Photos

Photos have been added to Heidi’s Flickr.

Reviews

Roxette’s Marie on top of tour

Heidi wrote about the concert last night – same place but totally different concert!

Roxette once again performed to a sold out 7000 fans in attendance. The fans were treated to the usual set list this time “Silver Blue” replaced by “Stars” as on Sunday evening.

The band was beyond hot! This is probably, like Per said, the best band Roxette has ever had. Everyone plays their role in the band to create something so spectacular! Just thinking what Marie had to endure and what she is delivering on stage at the moment is beyond my comprehension. It is unreal unless you are in attendance at the concert. To explain to someone who had not attended one of these concerts would be an impossible task.

Newcomer to the Roxette band, Helena seems right at home at the moment in this Roxette ‘family’. She knows her part well and adds energy & magic to this whole live experience. The band is enjoying themselves on stage and is having the time of their lives. Truly happy people in an environment that fits them like a glove. Roxette you have yet again proved not only to South Africans, that you are among the best bands in the world, but also to planet earth. Rox on until next time we meet in Cape Town.

13 thoughts on “World Tour 2011: Cape Town, South Africa – May 11 #21

  1. Translation from the Afrikaans article into English…here goes: basic idea of article.
    “Some people believe the 80’s and 90’s music was the last decades that decent music was produced. The so called good music. The lyrics of those types of songs still makes sense sort of. I stood at the Golden circle last night at the Roxette concert; Marie Fredriksson (53) and Per Gessle (52) stood in front of a huge backdrop with their 30’s faces on it in the background. On drums kit Charm School what reminded me of an “Archie” comic book from my childhood. The music still sounds the same as on the long forgotten cassette that I taped off the radio from an Alex Jay (DJ of Radio 5fm in the 90’s). What did Jula Roberts do again when IMHBL played in the movie? Who knows, but when Roxette delivered this song all the memories came flooding back from that movie. I look around me and to the back of the arena, almost nobody under the age of 25. When Fredriksson came on stage in her tight leather pants with “yeah yeah yeah!!” singing DFS, everyone went wild and jumped like teenagers and clapped hands. This duo knows where their impact lies. To take nostalgic concert goers on a ‘joyride’ where everyone can sing along to the songs. It is in my opinion what makes their music so attractive: the sing along. And the two musicians is aware of this fact. When my favourite IMHBL played the band allowed the audience to sing the chorus and I felt how the audience connected with the Swedish pair. Die-hard fans won’t be dissapointed with the set list. SIMC, LTYH, The Look were devoured by the jumping audience. Fredriksson’s voice was the power trip of the evening. Gessle a renowned guitarist and still has a lot of rhythm. What stood out was Marie and Per’s interaction with the rest of the band. All my favourites were performed which I sang to and the nostalgic moments hit me. There were no cheesy pop like I expected, instead an element of real rock. The sound and lighting really rounded off the concert. Roxette got two encores from the crowd. I take my hat off to this group that was popular during the mid 80’s because they can sing like it is still yesterday. “

  2. thanks Heidi for all of your great reporting and photographs!!
    🙂 xo

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