Before the show day, Per gave 4 interviews to the press in Yekaterinburg. Two for TV’s (one of them was for Yekaterinburg TV (the link directly to YouTube), part of the other one can bee seen here (and on YouTube the same), but the complete interview you can watch here), another for a radio (available also as video) and the fourth for a newspaper. So the local media was well interested in Roxette. Last time they played here was March 2011 and one could think it might be too early to come back to a city after 3.5 years, but definitely, it wasn’t the Yekaterinburg crowd who was thinking this way.
From what we heard from fans and as Per also mentioned in his updates, tonight’s concert felt like it was the best so far during the tour. Sometimes it seems that the best show is always the one you have just attended, but looking at the stuff available online thanks to the 21st century and to all those recording something, it was a cool gig indeed. Great energy on and off the stage, Marie is getting stronger and stronger, her voice is shining, Per’s left leg couldn’t stop stomping and the band was amazing, too. The crowd was very loud and they went crazy when they heard the intro to ”Joyride” Christoffer played for them. He performed ”Pesenka pro medvedey” (song about bears). Even those who are not hardcore Roxers said the concert was fantastic and they enjoyed it to the full.
The setlist was the same as on the previous concert.
Per wrote after the show (whatever the problem was with the showers):
EKATERINBURG UPDATE: Great great show tonite. Best so far, says Clarence & Pelle. They might be right. We had a blast. Beautiful crowd. Thanx everyone!!!!! We love this place (except the showers…)! /P.
After a while, being still excited, he shared some videos and the pic of the audience taken by MNS with this text:
EKATERINBURG! THANK YOU!!!! ALL THE LOVE THERE IS! SEE YOU AGAIN! P&CO
PS. Pic by Little Mike N-S
Next gig is on Wednesday (12th November) in Saratov.
Articles and photos
Instagram: 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12;
Elena Mitko’s photo
66.ru article with photos; lots of fab photos here, at the end of the article
Anna Morozova’s pics
ekaterinburg.vibirai.ru – Maxim Vorobyov’s photos
Kristina Bordovskih’s videos:
- Spending My Time
- She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio)
- The Heart Shaped Sea
- Watercolours In The Rain
- Band presentation and Christoffer’s intro to Joyride
- Dressed For Success
- The Look
- Spending My Time
- Christoffer’s intro to Joyride
- Stars & Spending My Time
- The Look
- Perfect Day
- Listen To Your Heart
- It Must Have Been Love
Radio interview (voice and video), as well as short report of the concert: here
Sleeping In My Car
The Big L.
Spending My Time
Crash! Boom! Bang!
She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio)
The Heart Shaped Sea
Watercolours In The Rain
Fading Like A Flower
How Do You Do!
It Must Have Been Love
Dressed For Success
Listen To Your Heart
Queen of Rain