100,000 tickets sold Down-Under – two new shows, Perth dates rescheduled

Live Nation Australia & New Zealand has added two more shows in Australia on its website. In addition, the two shows in Perth have been rescheduled and are now end of February.

Per Gessle was interviewed by Cameron Adams for Herald Sun

Nobody really wanted to tour us in Australia, eventually we found someone who was interested. I think we’ve sold more than 100,000 tickets in Australia so far. We’re very surprised by the reception for this tour all over the world. Suddenly we’re playing big arenas all over again, it’s mindblowing.

With these additions and changes the Australian leg of the tour looks like this at the moment:

Feb 14, 2012 – Brisbane
Feb 16, 2012 – Sydney 1
Feb 17, 2012 – Sydney 2 – sold out
Feb 18, 2012 – Melbourne – sold out
Feb 20, 2012 – Adelaide
Feb 22, 2012 – Melbourne – Pre-sale start on Sept 19th, on sale from Sept 22nd (TV-ad)
Feb 24, 2012 – Brisbane – Pre-sale start on Sept 19th, on sale from Sept 22nd (TV-ad)
Feb 28, 2012 – Perth – moved
Feb 29, 2012 – Perth – moved

David Rezmann contributed to this article.


Here’s the official press release from Live Nation Australia & New Zealand.

DUE TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND LIVE NATION ANNOUNCE
SECOND AND FINAL ROXETTE SHOWS FOR MELBOURNE AND BRISBANE!
PERTH CONCERTS RESCHEDULED

NEW SHOWS ADDED:
WEDNESDAY 22ND FEBRUARY 2012 – ROD LAVER ARENA, MELBOURNE

FRIDAY 24TH FEBRUARY 2012 – ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, BRISBANE

Thursday 15 September 2011 – Due to an overwhelming response, Live Nation is excited to announce that Roxette will perform additional shows when they play Melbourne and Brisbane next February.

Tickets for these new shows will go on sale on Thursday 22 September at 3PM sharp from Ticketek.

Legendary pop duo Roxette are ecstatic with the response from their Australian fans and have confirmed the additional dates to ensure that no fans miss out.

In order to schedule the additional dates for Melbourne and Brisbane, it has been necessary to reschedule the Perth dates as follows;

Tuesday 28 February Perth, Challenge Stadium (originally Thu 23 Feb)
Wednesday 29 February Perth, Challenge Stadium (originally Fri 24 Feb)

All Perth tickets will be valid for the same seating allocations on the new dates. If Roxette fans can’t attend the new dates, a full refund is available.

Australian audiences have welcomed the Swedish duo back with open arms. And there’s no doubt that Roxette love Australia back! Singer Marie Fredriksson met her husband-to-be in Sydney. And they have even shot some of their music videos in various locations around Australia! Some even say that the idea for their fourth album, Tourism: Songs from Studios, Stages, Hotelrooms & Other Strange Places came to them while they were out one night in Perth! (Tourism went on to reach number 5 in the Australian charts and has sold nearly seven million copies worldwide!

Roxette have topped the charts three times in Australia with singles It Must Have Been Love, Joyride and The Look. With a catalogue of mega hits including It Must Have Been Love, Joyride, Listen To Your Heart, How Do You Do, Sleeping In My Car, Dressed For Success and The Look, this tour is set to be one of THE live events of the 2012 calendar.

Joining Roxette for these special Australian shows are 1927. Their 1989 album …Ish is one of the highest selling debut albums by an Australian band. 1927’s hit singles If I Could, That’s When I Think of You, You’ll Never Know and Compulsory Hero still remain radio favourites more than 20 years after their release.

Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle who make up Roxette, came out of Sweden in the late ’80s. Their game was pop and their mission was to conquer the world. With 33 chart-busting singles and total record sales of 75 million, it seems safe to say, “mission accomplished”. Except for one thing – it ain’t over yet!

6 thoughts on “100,000 tickets sold Down-Under – two new shows, Perth dates rescheduled

  1. Awesome. Awesome. Awesome. And to think no one wanted to promote them. Well done Live Nation, you know a good thing when you see it!! Top marks – to those other promoters D’OH!!!! hahahahaha.

    On a side note, don’t know if you’ve noticed it, but the list of dates above has Brisbane listed on the 29th instead of Perth. Feel free to delete this part of the comment when you fix the list.

  2. So it seems like all these second shows in Brisbane and Melbourne will be the ‘final’ ones, so no more expanding of this tour what so ever? Don’t know how the sale goes for NZ or Adelaide? Roxette will spend almost 3 weeks Down-Under and they’re doing 10 shows so far, so I think this is their max keeping in mind that Marie cannot give a concert every evening. That was the reason why the moved Perth gigs.

  3. Well, Marie gives concerts on two consecutive nights but she cannot travel and perform on the same day (or at least: she tries to avoid it as much as possible, especially when they fly for a few hours)…. and don’t forget Australia is huge. The distance from Perth to Melbourne is more than 3,000 km. And perhaps the venues in Melbourne and Brisbane were already booked for other atists in February. I wonder too if they are going to add another New Zealand show….?

  4. This pretty much kills all the rumors around the Festival de Vina del Mar in Chile no? Because the festival is always held the las week of February. And I really doubt they’ll fly to Chile to play on Feb 26th and then fly back to Oz to play the Perth gigs on the 28th and 29th (It’s a 16 hour flight).

  5. Roxette will be in South America in April, so I don’t see a reason to go for a festival, which seems not to be the biggest possible thing for Roxette from the promotional point of view. Better for them to play to real concerts than performing on festival. I’m sure Chile should be on the list – just next to e.g. Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil.

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