Roxette came to New Zealand once, back in the late 80s, for a promotional visit at the height of their success following songs like The Look, Dressed for Success and ballad Listen to Your Heart from 1988 album Look Sharp!.
“We landed in a helicopter in a school somewhere – and there were lots of kids in school uniforms,” remembers Gessle during a recent interview with TimeOut. “Everyone was, like, crazy, like something from a Beatles movie or something,” he laughs.
Because that visit was only for promotional purposes they never got to play, and he says they are looking forward to coming back and doing a proper show as part of the world tour for latest album, Charm School.
Roxette will play their very first concert in New Zealand’s Vector Arena on February 11.
Tickets to the show go on sale on September 5 at Ticketmaster.co.nz