Yesterday we spent quite a lot of time on our Facebook page following all happenings around the premiere night in Halmstad. There was no bigger suprises as long as you don’t count no “Man blir yr” on the setlist. Comapring to the GT25 tour, 5 songs were replaced including 3 new from the latest album and such pearls as “På jakt efter liv”. Though they played “Arabiska nätter” at the soundcheck, it wasn’t performed after all. According to the setlist provided by one of fans, AN was planned to be performed as the first song of the second encore, just before “Sommartider”. To give you a very quick overview of what has been performed: 4 songs from “Gyllene Tider” (1980), 7 songs (we are also counting in bonus tracks) from “Moderna Tider” (1981), 4 from “Puls” (1982), 4 from 95-96 period, 2 from “Finn 5 Fel” (2004) and 4 (as long as you consider intro to be integral part of the concert) from the latest 2013 album. We shouldn’t be suprised after all, as we all know how reluctant Per & Marie were to play new songs on the Roxette tour as well.

Comment from Per Gessle:

Superb opening of the Gyllene Tider tour on home turf in Halmstad July 5th! Thanx everyone for your support. Today: the sun is up, the sky is blue: we’re on our way to Lysekil to kick some ass together with 14-15000 GT Headbangers! Sounds like a great Sunday to me! Cheers, P.

Speaking of reviews, most of them are rather positive. Hallands Nyheter’s Hilda Blomberg calls the premiere gig “an impressive show” where “hits never end”. Daniel Claeson of Goteborgs Posten gives 4/5 for the gig saying the band has never sounded so good before and it’s clear 2013 version is the best one he has ever heard. Aftonbladet gives three out of five pluses for the Halmstad gig with no particular reason for this kind of mild evaluation, additionally calling the show “lovely party for old people” but 5/5 for Gessle’s new hairdo – strange things happen, indeed. As for Expressen, it’s 3 out of 5 from Anders Nunstedt and the biggest problem Anders has is that there is almost nothing new to the Gyllene Tider show – “they are going to earn millions of crowns on this tour, but the change [between previous tour and this one] is not worth a damn”.

But we have a very good news for you Anders, Per Gessle hopes to change a little bit on every concert (though 19 tracks are must-have on every concert). So there are still high a chance for some B-sides you will surely be excited about! 🙂


1. Cartoon intro with Knallpulver
2. Gå och fiska
3. Det blir aldrig som man tänkt sej
4. Juni, juli, augusti
5. Det hjärta som brinner
6. På jakt efter liv
7. Dansar inte lika bra som sjömän
8. Allt jag lärt mej om livet (har jag lärt mej från Vera)
9. En sten vid en sjö i en skog
10. Min tjej och jag
11. Flickan i en Cole-Porter sang
12. Tuffa tider
13. Kung av sand
14. Flickorna på TV2
15. (Hon vill ha) Puls
16. Ljudet av ett annat hjärta
17. Ska vi älska så ska vi älska till Buddy Holly
18. (Kom så ska vi) Leva Livet
19. Tylö Sun

20. Det är över nu
21. Billy
22. När vi två blir en

23. Sommartider
24. Det är dags att tänka på refrängen
25. När alla vännerna gått hem