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!