World Tour 2012: Cluj-Napoca, Romania – July 19 #123

Comment from Per Gessle

Wow! Cluj & Transylvania was out of this world. You should have been there!!!! Magic in the air, a super crowd (big! how big? don’t know…20.000 at least, maybe more…) and hungry players having the time of their lives. Thanx for letting us being part of this, dear friends. Yeehaa!

Setlist

01. Dressed For Success
02. Sleeping In My Car
03. The Big L.
04. Spending My Time
05. Stars
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
13. Crash Boom Bang
14. How Do You Do!
15. Dangerous
Band presentation
16. Joyride

17. Listen To Your Heart
18. The Look
19. Church Of Your Heart

Articles and photos

Roxette’s arrival to Cluj-Napoca
Roxette’s arrival to Cluj-Napoca #2
Meeting Per Gessle in the streets of Cluj-Napoca
Per Gessle sightseeing Cluj-Napoca
MetalHead.ro
ClujLife.com
B1.ro (TV report)

10 thoughts on “World Tour 2012: Cluj-Napoca, Romania – July 19 #123

  1. A friendly “Hello” from the bottom of my heart !!! My name is Maria, I’m 19 years old and I live in Cluj-Napoca. I wanted to mention my age, so it is clear to everybody why this was my first Roxette concert :D. I admit, I’m very selective when it comes to music and I dislike most of the musical productions nowadays. But now… I really, deeply and madly love you FOREVER! Your show was spectacular, I like your voices, your songs, your style. I appreciate very much that you wanted to discover my town and my people. Each of us has a big heart ready to be offered and we’re happy when someone “knocks” on our door *_*.
    So, THANK YOU !!! We send you our best thoughts and we’ll be here waiting for you once more… and more… and more…
    My entire respect and friendship!

  2. I’m really annoyed to see they’ve been omiting It’s Possible lately… What was the point of releasing a new album when they don’t play a single song from it? Someone should ask Per, really 🙁

    • Per have said this tour is not meant to promote the current album. The aim is perform their biggest hits, because that’s what people wants to hear. And let me say the live rendition of It’s Possible is quite weak and forgettable. As most of the non-fan attendance don’t know it, there’s little feedback when that song is played. Opportunity Nox is a better choise, in my opinion.

      • I don’t think IP live sounds bad and I think it would be just OK to play at least one song from the new album, because each concert is attented by several true fans. Non-fans can still hear plenty of well-known songs, can’t they? And if you think IP sounds weak… what about TBTHOG, wouldn’t this song kick ass?

    • Wicf, I’ve been to 2 gigs this year, and IP sounds really weak live. Maybe the reason is there are loads of programming in the original song and the live performance cannot achieve the same sound. If the song was dropped, I am sure they have their own reasons. TBTHOG has a more raw, guitar-based sound. I think that makes it more suitable to be played live.

    • I think It’s Possible sounds quite good live, there must be other reasons why they decided to put that song aside. Anyway, they did play songs from Travelling, what about Stars, She’s got .. and It must ? LOL

  3. Wow, seems to have been a fantastic gig.

    Yeah, why not at a song or two from Travelling.
    Lover Lover Lover (it has such a cachy melody) and Touched By The Hand Of God would be awesome. But whatever they play it will still be great.

  4. As I much as I would love to hear some new songs, it’s highly unlikely that they will add anything else at this point. I can see why certain songs have been dropped (It’s Possible, Way Out, WITR) as they never really worked. I don’t think they were bad…but just a bit “lackluster” as somebody else said already. I kind of wish that OWID and Silver Blue had been kept (and the small part of Soul Deep…that was such a great kick for the long time fans), but ultimately I think they have managed to refine a setlist that is pretty spectacular. Also I love how different the song order has been over the whole tour – probably to most varied on any Rox tour thus far.

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