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Caracas & Rosario billboard campaign

Both Marie and Per arrived to Caracas, Venezuela yesterday. The band will come to South America later today. The first concert during this year’s Latin American’s leg is schedules for tomorrow, April 17. Meanwhile extensive promotion takes place – including billboards in the streets of e.g. Cracas and Rosario, Argentina.

Thanks to Benke for photos.

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Live Nation Poland promotes Roxette concert

Live Nation Poland has started heavy promotion of Roxette Gdansk/Sopot concert as Roxette Polish Facebook page informs. In February TV campaign was launched and now outdoor part of activities commenced. Billboards with Roxette are seen in major cities all over Poland.

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Birmingham concert TV ad

Thanks to

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Roxette promo ad on UK TV – Manchester concert ad

Some UK fans couldn’t believe their eyes today when they saw an ad on TV promoting the tour.

You can watch it here:

The Guardian also published an article about Roxette.

Thanks Ally for the ad.

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Official US tour press release – Roxette to play in New York, Boston, San Francisco & Los Angeles

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/

Three years after their 2009 comeback, Swedish pop phenomenon Roxette are hotter than they’ve been since their early ’90s heyday. Roxette’s world tour is in full swing with almost one million concert tickets sold since the tour kicked off a year ago at the Tatneft Arena in Russian Kazan. On top of that, another million Roxette records have been added to the already dizzying 70 million they’ve sold over the years.

So far the band has played more than 85 shows in more than 30 countries (and the trip continues—they don’t plan to rest until they’ve played 150 shows). But besides zigzagging between airports, arenas, hotels and meeting with fans from all over the world, the band also has found time to record their new album, Travelling, to be released digitally in the U.S. on June 5 by Capitol/EMI.

The idea has been to tap into all the positive energy that has boosted the band during this dazzling trip, and channel it into new Roxette music. In short, an album that, just like 1992’s Tourism, captures the feeling of a band on a roll—constantly on the move, snatching inspiration as they go; recording in hotel rooms, studios, at soundchecks and in concert.

The result is a fascinating musical postcard with 15 superb songs, most of which are new, some that are revisited classics and others being pearls that for various reasons haven’t seen the light of day before. A tight and inspired band has gathered around a batch of Gessle tunes, where the relentless hit-maker again and again proves that his sense of melody and ability to surprise is still top-notch.

“It’s Possible” is the first taster from Travelling – 2 minutes and 34 seconds of sunny pop music that shows one of Roxette’s many sides in 2012. There’s more to come.

Listen to “It’s Possible”
Facebook Roxette Official


Sept 2
New York – Beacon Theatre
TICKETS (from USD 42.90 to USD 148.05 – fees included).

Sept 3
Boston – Orpheum Theatre
TICKETS (from USD 47.30 to USD 67.80 – fees included).

Sept 14
San Francisco – The Nob Hill Theatre
TICKETS (from USD 58 to USD 112 – fees included).

Sept 15
Los Angeles – Gibson Amphitheatre
TICKETS (from USD 25 to USD 89.75 – fees included).

Check the “TICKETS” links for more information about sale start, ticket prices and categories.

Thanks to Dondi Hom for sharing this news.

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One more date for US: Los Angeles!

According to, Roxette will play in Los Angeles Gibson Amphitheatre  on September 15th. You can win tickets for the concert following the link.

Recap on the US/Canada dates so far:

August 30 – Toronto, Canada?

?  – New York, US

September 14th San Francisco, US

September 15th Los Angeles, US




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Roxette to play in San Francisco in September

Roxette is going to play in San Francisco at the Masonic on September 14th according to this ad from Live Nation.

Tickets will go on sale on on April 13. Radio presale starts on April 12. Tickets cost from USD 58 till USD 112.

This probably indicates that the tour dates for Canada and US will be announced soon (“rumoured” have been so far Toronto and New York – mentioned by Per in an interview on Swedish newspaper SVD)

Thanks Marta Nowicka for the link!

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Rumour: Roxette to play in Toronto

The news seem to have been circulating for a few days now. It is however still not confirmed at this point.

We have received some messages from fans indicating that Roxette are to play at Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto on August 30, 2012. But again, as mentioned above, the date is still not confirmed and the information we could find was published on ticket reseller websites.

Per Gessle commented in Facebook some weeks ago that they would probably be in Canada end of August and in US in September (Articles no 1, no 2 and no 3).

We will post the official information and the link to the official ticket seller when we receive it from Live Nation. For now we can only recommend to wait a little bit and avoid super expensive reseller websites.

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World Tour 2012: Singapore Audio Bootleg

If you don’t have enough of Roxette 2012 Live experiance, so it’s another chance. It’s the second audio bootleg available this spring (or autumn) – now from Singapore Indoor Stadium and recorded on March 6. The whole recording is available for both listen on YouTube and downloading (here or here)

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Roxette to play in Chile, Paraguayan concert cancelled

Arnaldo Mariano Suarez informed us that Roxette is to play in Santiago de Chile for the second time during this amazing World Tour. Their gig is scheduled for Saturday, May 5 at Espacio Riesco and tickets should go on sale tomorrow, March 22. Previously it was said that Roxette might play a concert a day before Buenos Aires date on April 23, but it was officialy denied by Roxette management.

The concert in Asunción, Paraguay, was scheduled for the same date, May 5th and Live Nation has confirmed that the concert has been cancelled. They have never cancelled any date on the current tour being on sale before – except Auckland because Per fell ill. Here is the official statment from Paraguayan organizators:

The promoters T4F & Escenario are affraid to communicate the cancellation of the concert “Roxette Charm School” which was scheduled on May 5th 2012.

The cancellation is due to the fact that Roxette will perform a concert on a date too close, in the city of Santiago de Chile, which creates logistical problems such as lack of time and flight links that makes their concert not possible in our country.

The Producers also report that the return of the tickets for the concert “Roxette Charm School” will be held from Wednesday, March 28 until Wednesday, April 4 2012, from 09:00 to 12:00 and 14:30 to 17:30.

Here is the scan from one of Chilean papers sent us by Claudio Méndez Rojas. Thanks!

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Roxette is #2 on Billboard Boxscore chart

It’s the second time that Roxette enters Billboard Boxscore chart that shows the concert with the biggest gross sales. As not every concert is reported to Billboard, we get those pieces of information randomly. This time Live Nation decided to go out with two Brisbane concerts. It gave Roxette #2 position in the chart.

Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Brisbane, Australia
Feb. 14-24, 2012
Gross Sales: $1,621,670
Attend: 16,625
Prices: $117.92, $96.50

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Roxette to play in Finland for the second time

The last out of 4 new dates revealed in the 2012 tourbook was finally made official yesterday – Roxette is going to perform at rock festival Qstock in Oulu, Finland on July 28, day after Finnish Kotka festival. It will be the second Roxette concert in the country this year and fourth date in the World Tour 2011-2012.

Last year over 23,000 people attended the Qstock festival.

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World Tour 2012: Shanghai, China – March 14 #95

Comment from Per Gessle

Thank you Shanghai! What a wonderful way to end this Oz/Asian Tour! A beautiful crowd, singing along like never before, and a brilliant band even though both Chris and Pelle had the flu. Don’t know how they survived!!!
We certainly hope to come back to this great town before long. Now we take a short break before hitting the South American way of life! And the TRAVELLING-album is gonna see the light of day in a week or two! See y’all soon!
Cheers, P&M

“Sleeping in my car” and “Opportunity nox” were skipped on the Shanghai concert – as for the second, it was very probable authorities request as for the second – I cannot find any sexual content there… The guys oparating the spotlights apparently had a difficult time: they very often had Magnus in the spotlight instead of Per, and during the solo in 727 Christopher was in the dark all the time. Shanghai is a far more international city than Beijing, which was also clear during the concert. There was a much better athmosphere outside with many street vendors, music etc. Also there was far more singing along from the audience (IMHBL, HDYD, Johride, The Look all went fin, continuing SMT when Marie stops singing was too much asked however…).

Also there was official merchandise inside the arena, but limited to the concert poster ( €1,20 :D) and the Chinese version of the Charm school Deluxe CD (without SIMC live, €8,50). Venue very full, about 90%, so it was around 10.000. Ca 5 meters from the stage to audience, but no barriers whatsoever between the front row and the stage, allowing Per to even shake hands with fans during a song (Joyride). After 1 or 2 he had to stop though, as too many people came forward.


01. Dressed For Success
02. The Big L.
03. Wish I Could Fly
04. Only When I Dream
05. She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio)
06. Perfect Day
07. Things Will Never Be The Same
08. It Must Have Been Love
09. 7twenty7
10. Fading Like A Flower
11. Crash!Boom!Bang!
12. How Do You Do!
13. Dangerous
Band Presentation
14. Joyride (introduced by “The moon represents my heart“)

15. Spending My Time
16. The Look
17. Listen To Your Heart
18. Church Of Your Heart


Twitpic (gallery on forum) (review + gallery + “Dressed for success” & “The Big L.” clips)
How Do You Do / Dangerous (clips)

Remco Verhaaf contributed to the article.

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World Tour 2012: Beijing, China – March 12 #94

Comment from Per

Per doesn’t have access to Facebook in China, this is what Rox Management wrote:

Just spoke to marie & per who had a fantastic evening in Beijing. they truly enjoyed themselves on stage and the audience were absolutely enthusastic. thanks and hope to be back again. looking forward to shanghai.


The setlist seems to be the same as in Taipei, just that “Sleeping in my car” was skipped. Roxette were requested to slightly change the lyrics for this song the last time they played in China, but they did not agree on that. This time it seems they skipped it completely, probably due to authorities request. There was at least 5 meters from the stage to the first row and according various sources from 60% to 80% tickets sold which means around 8,000 people attending the concert – the most expensive tickets were sold out, as for the cheapest ones – not all..

01. Dressed For Success
02. The Big L
03. Wish I Could Fly
04. Only When I Dream
05. She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio)
06. Perfect Day
07. Things Will Never Be The Same
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 by “The moon represents my heart“)

16. Spending My Time
17. The Look
18. Listen To Your Heart
19. Church Of Your Heart

Picture of the setlist in Beijing by Eva Dahlgren.

Roxette arrival to Beijing
Getty Images

Thanks to Remco Verhaaf, Sinclair Lin, for contributing to the article.

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World Tour 2012: Taipei, Taiwan – March 10 #93

Comment from Per Gessle

Oh Yeah! Taipei turned out to be, just as expected, a field day! We certainly loved this. It felt like you enjoyed it too!!! Wonderful crowd, loud and sweaty. Just like the mighty Rox band!!!! Thanx all of you. Hope to see y’all again before long!!!!! Cheers, P&M&Co


01. Dressed For Success
02. Sleeping In My Car
03. The Big L
04. Wish I Could Fly
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 by “The moon represents my heart“)

17. Spending My Time
18. The Look

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


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