World Tour 2012: Toronto, Canada – August 30 #131

Comment from Per Gessle

Toronto! Yes Yes Yes! Merci! Fab evening, such a great crowd and a lovely amphitheater. Had a blast with Marie + the band in top shape! Hope to come back, y’all!!!!


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 (introduced with Rush’s “The Spirit Of The Radio”)

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

Articles and photos

Mrwillw.com
Rockxposure.com
Raymond Santos Photography
Beyondthewatch.com
GuitarsCanada.com

Comment from Dominick Abrams-Anderson

The setlist for tonights show was the same as Ottawa except for the song intro to Joyride. Tonight Christoffer played a famous guitar lick instead of a melody to song, unfortunately I recognized the lick but can’t tell you what song it was from!!! Hopefully someone else will know it. One thig I can tell you is that he also repeated this lick one more time during the last seconds of the song (which was cool).

We Canadians may be more laid back than other crowds but let me tell you LOVE was in the air tonight. Everyone sang in all the right places and you could tell that the band was really touched by the loud response and cheers. It’s impossible to describe… the whole night was very surreal for me. I was even crying from joy during the fast songs! One other moment that was notable was that Marie knocked her microphone stand over during 7twenty7 when she was doing one of her slow turns with her arms spread out. She noticed to late and held her hands to her ears and flinched from the noise. A stangehand quickly reset it for her.

Besides that one slip (and of course the usual moment or two of mixing up some lyrics) Marie truly was in TOP SHAPE tonight. Her facial expressions were especially animated…she was go good with the crowd. What more can I say? Oh…I was literally laughing out lous so hard for most of Joyride because people (including myself) kept getting hit in the head by the “wonderful balloons”.

Roxette to tour again in 2014?

In the very latest interview Per Gessle & Marie Fredriksson have done for Boston’s Patriot Ledger they gave us a hint about possible Roxette reunion in 2014.

We’re gonna have a break from Roxette after this U.S. tour. We will start touring again in early 2014. Hopefully we can return then!

We are totally surprised by the worldwide success. This tour has lasted for 19 months and we’ve played in front of 1.5 million people. Amazing.

When Marie got seriously ill back in 2002, we basically gave up the band. So, from that point of view, it’s a miracle we’re still able to tour at this level. We’re not touring to promote our new album or our latest single – we don’t think in those terms anymore. If people want to hear us, we’ll play. We try to enjoy ourselves and our fans to the max.

World Tour 2012: Ottawa, Canada – August 29 #130

Comment from Per Gessle

Merci Ottawa for a great evening! A slight jet lag maybe?? No no no, band in top shape + wonderful crowd. Thanx for singing along. We love that positive vibe!!!! Cheers, P&M&Co


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 (introduced with “The Hockey Song”)

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

Articles and photos

Ottawa Sun
Ottawa Citizen
Glass Tiger’s Facebook page
Instagram picture 1, Instagram picture 2
Photoshelter.com (gallery)
Art-photo.ca (gallery)

World Tour 2011: Warsaw Video Bootleg

4 weeks ago we published the audio bootleg from the Warsaw concert that took place on June 19, 2011. Now it’s a high time for the video follow up. If you are familiar with “Gessle Over Poland” masterpiece (both in audio and picture), so we can promise you will get the same excellently blurry quality of picture and a lot of unnecessary bonus materials.

Big thanks to Damian Kaplita for recording the concert, CooperStudio for doing the menu and mixing the staff and all others whose pictures and clips are used in this DVD.

It took some time to do it, but we do hope you will enjoy watching this bootleg as much as we hated working on this project (we’re just cracking jokes, you know :-).

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. Silver Blue
14. How Do You Do!
15. Dangerous
Band presentation
16. Joyride (introduced with “Jedzie pociag z daleka”)

17. Watercolours In The Rain
18. Spending My Time
19. The Look

20. Way Out
21. Listen To Your Heart
22. Church Of Your Heart

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Roxette are in Canada – the first concert today!

Roxette with the band have finally arrived to Ottawa, Canada where they are going to play their very first full North American concert in 20 years! As the promotional campaign is in the full speed, Per Gessle gave several interviews for both radio and print outlets.

Here are the most interesting quotes from him from OttawaCitizen.com

“Two countries in the world released the first Roxette album – it was Canada and Sweden, Gessle says of the group’s 1986 debut, Pearls of Passion. We have a very long relationship with Canada. It’s always been amazing.”

But as much fun as they’re having, Gessle admits that a long break after the tour will be best for band and fans alike. “Everyone is on their knees by now, he says of the gruelling schedule.And how can you miss us if we won’t go away?”

Per also did a 5-question Q&A for Lite 95.7 based in Edmonton. Have a listen!

First look at the Roxette’s blue vinyl

“The sweet hello, the sad goodbye” blue vinyl is finally out (if you haven’t ordered yet, you can do it e.g. at Bengans.se). Here’s the very first preview of how the single looks like. And there is a hidden gem – demo of the song sang by Per Gessle. Let us know what you think of that particular version.

Daniel Kühn contributed to the article.

Roxette to be guests at the opening of Friends Arena

The new football stadium Friends Arena in Solna, outside Stockholm, will have a star-packed opening ceremony, Metro.se informs. Such Swedish artists as Roxette, First Aid Kit, Loreen, Jump the Gun, Sven-Ingvar, Agnes, Danny or Richard Wolff will play there on Saturday, October 27.

It was previously announced that Colin Nutley is directing the opening. Here is the ad with Roxette’s “The Look” in the background:

Patricia Peres contributed to the article.

The very last concert in Europe – Stockholm tomorrow!

Tomorrow is the day of the very last (confirmed) concert of Roxette in Europe during the World Tour 2011-2012. It will be a special 45-minute performance at the Oriflame’s anniversary conference at Globen in Stockholm. Rumour has it that the whole welcome rally will be broadcasted online tomorrow. Follow RoxetteBlog.com Facebook page for more updates!

Here are two promotional clips – with Roxette’s “It’s possible” as the tune in the background.



Patrícia Peres & RoxetteCafe.com contributed to the article

World Tour 2012: Ålesund, Norway – August 18 #128

Comment from Per Gessle

Aaaaahlesund! Norway! Yeah! What a great gig! It’s very rare to see all those smiling faces in the d-room just after any show, but this was definitely something special. Superb crowd, a hungry band, Marie in top shape, who can ask for more? Not me! Thanx! Have to come back to this beautiful place!!!!

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. It Must Have Been Love
09. Opportunity Nox
10. 7Twenty7
11. Fading Like a Flower
12. Crash! Boom! Bang!
13. How Do You Do!
14. Dangerous
Band presentation
15. Joyride

16. Listen To Your Heart
17. The Look

Articles and photos

Rbnett.no (gallery)
SMP.no
NRK.no
The festival brochure
Instagram 1, Instagram 2 Instagram 3, Instagram 4
Jugendfest Facebook gallery

Patrícia Peres & RoxetteCafe.com contributed to the article

World Tour 2012: Bodø, Norway – August 17 #127

Comment from Per Gessle

Thanx Bodö for a swell evening! Great band, hungry for music and playing loud after two weeks at the bar-b-q!! Wonderful festival, pity about the weather but who needs a clear blue sky when you got a crowd like this? Hope we can come back!!! Cheers, P&M&Co

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. It Must Have Been Love
09. Opportunity Nox
10. 7Twenty7
11. Fading Like a Flower
12. Crash! Boom! Bang!
13. How Do You Do!
14. Dangerous
Band presentation
15. Joyride

16. Listen To Your Heart
17. The Look

Articles and photos

Parkenfestivalen.no (gallery)
An.no (review)
An.no (gallery)
An.no (before the concert)
Facebook gallery

Patrícia Peres & RoxetteCafe.com contributed to the article

Just rumours: no new (Roxette) songs with Jonas Isacsson in the end

In case you are wondering, there is some information spread in Facebook which seems not to be true.

According to the fan, Jonas Isacsson told in an interview broadcasted on Sirius Radio on August 14 that Per Gessle has recorded three new demos. Jonas explained that the songs are “for sure” for Roxette and that he was called to play the guitar base for these songs because Christoffer was busy touring with Roxette.

See what Jonas said about this:

Update, August 17: We contacted Jonas and he disclaims the report:

I have not done an interview for sirius radio, and I don’t know anything about 3 new songs. I’m afraid it’s all made up.

World Tour 2012: Oulu, Finland – July 28 #126

Comment from Per Gessle

Oulu! Yeah! What a most rewarding evening! Superb festival, great crowd, perfect weather, sold out, jolly band, fab sound on and off stage! We’re very happy. Thanks for stopping by! We’ll be back!!!!

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. It Must Have Been Love
09. Opportunity Nox
10. 7Twenty7
11. Fading Like a Flower
12. Crash! Boom! Bang!
13. How Do You Do!
14. Dangerous
Band presentation
15. Joyride (introduced with “Ievan Polkka”)
16. Listen To Your Heart
17. The Look

Articles and photos

Qstock 2012

Thanks to Evgeny Perekopskiy for sharing this news.