World Tour 2011: Barcelona, Spain – November 19 #74

Comment from Per Gessle

Barcelona! What can we say! Always a pleasure! Thanx for making this concert such an epic memory!! Already!!! Cheers, P.

And later on, after he met some fans at the airport

Greetings from the airport in Barcelona. Phew – it’s warm here in the lounge!!!! Just want to say thanks to all you guys + dolls who I met earlier while trying to check in. I know that yesterday was your last gig with The Roxers for a while. Thanks for your support + keeping us on our toes. We will certainly miss you in the front row! See y’all next year!!! Keep it up!!!! Cheers, P.

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. Crash! Boom! Bang!
14. How Do You Do!
15. Dangerous
Band presentation
16. Joyride (introduced with “El cant del Barça”, the FC Barcelona anthem)

17. Spending My Time
18. The Look

19. Listen To Your Heart
20. Church Of Your Heart

Miscs

The concert was initially scheduled in a smaller venue and was moved to Palau Sant Jordi around Summer due to the huge demand (and that, with zero publicity about the concert!). I however don’t know official numbers, I would say about 6,000?

“Soul Deep” and “Watercolours in the Rain” were dropped off the setlist again.

Fans organised to hold printed A4 sheets with the word “TACK!” on it (thanks Claudia!) when Roxette came back to play “Spending my time”, action which left all of them on stage speechless.

Christoffer played the FC Barcelona hymn as intro for Joyride and got everybody (or at least 90%) to sing the song along… Barça, Barça, Barça! The big surprise was to come though, Marie appeared on stage wearing FC Barcelona t-shirt with #10, Messi. Which made the Barcelonistas go crazy.

This time the famous Spanish fans wore viking helmets, which the band ended up wearing during “Church of your Heart”.

Videos and articles

Per has uploaded some videos on Roxette Official.

Ara
VilaWeb
Music TV
Nacio Digital

8 thoughts on “World Tour 2011: Barcelona, Spain – November 19 #74

  1. Roxette increíbles, impresionantes en Barcelona. Fui de propio desde Zaragoza. ¡¡GRANDES!!!

    El único punto negativo,pero esto es mi opinión personal, que cantaran el himno del Barça. Yo entiendo que estábamos en Barcelona pero también hay que entender que allí estábamos gente de toda España y no sólo de Barcelona, cada cual seguidora de diferentes otros equipos(yo misma de mi Real Zaragoza). Incluso habría gente del Real Madrid(enemigo acérrimo del Barça). No sé,pienso que siendo que estábamos gente de toda España(e incluso del extranjero), no tenían que haber tocado ese himno. Pero,vamos,es una humilde opinión personal.

    Todo ese 90 % que coreó el himno del Barça no sé si lo habrían coreado si hubiesen tenido que ir al concierto de Madrid y allí les tocan el himno del Real Madrid.

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