World Tour 2012: Cape Town, South Africa – June 8 #112

Comment from Per Gessle

Cape Town #4 in just over a year! Fantastic. We love this place and feel extremely welcome here! Tonight’s show was a blast. The band + Marie in top shape. Even “It’s Possible” sounded terrific. Thanx a million. Promise to come back! Cheers, P&M&Co


Setlist

01. Dressed For Success
02. Sleeping In My Car
03. The Big L.
04. Silver Blue
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. It’s possible
11. 7twenty7
12. Fading Like A Flower
13. Crash!Boom!Bang!
14. How Do You Do!
15. Dangerous
Band Presentation
16. Joyride (introduced with “Suikerbossie”)

17. Spending My Time
18. The Look

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

Articles

Gettyimages
Vreemdeling‘s review
Jasminonjupiter‘s review
Cape Town’s backstage (Facebook gallery)

World Tour 2012: Durban, South Africa – June 5 #111

Comment from Per Gessle

THANK YOU DURBAN! What a fantastic night! Seventeen years since we met the last time and boy, did we have a reunion! Marie + the band in top shape, wonderful crowd (9000 ppl) in World Class Mode, we all just loved it! Hope to see y’al soon, dear friends! Now we’re gonna celabrate Pelle’s 72nd birthday! Cheers.

(c) Neil @theboogyman at locerz.com

Setlist

01. Dressed For Success
02. Sleeping In My Car
03. The Big L.
04. Silver Blue
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. It’s possible
11. 7twenty7
12. Fading Like A Flower
13. Crash!Boom!Bang!
14. How Do You Do!
15. Dangerous
Band Presentation
16. Joyride (introduced with “Suikerbossie”)

17. Spending My Time
18. The Look

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

Articles and photos

Brian Spurr’s gallery
Witness.co.za
Look Lokal
East Coast Radio (gallery)

Roxette to play in Mexico City in September

Per Gessle already announced in Facebook in May that Roxette would play in Mexico in September.

Now the date has been officially announced by Ocesa Pop in Twitter: the concert will take place on September 19th in the Auditorio Nacional of Mexico City.

There is going to be a Banamex pre-sale on June 11 and 12. The tickets will go on sale to the public on June 13. Tickets will probably go on sale via Ticketmaster, we will confirm when we have more information.

This is going to be concert number 140 and seems to be the last concert of the tour. But is it really going to be the last one?

 

World Tour 2012: Johannesburg, South Africa – June 3 #110

Comment from Per Gessle

Thank you Jo-burg!!! Had a blast tonight! Check out the clips and you’ll see!!!! We haven’t played here since 1995 (Ellis Park, 60.000ppl!!!) but felt very welcome! Hope you had fun! See you soon again!!!!

Setlist

01. Dressed For Success
02. Sleeping In My Car
03. The Big L.
04. Silver Blue
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. It’s possible
11. 7twenty7
12. Fading Like A Flower
13. Crash!Boom!Bang!
14. How Do You Do!
15. Dangerous
Band Presentation
16. Joyride (introduced with “Suikerbossie”)

17. Spending My Time
18. The Look

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

Articles and photos

The New Age (one to one interview with Per Gessle)
Big Concerts Facebook gallery
Beeld.com
The New Age Online

Comment from Heidi

What can I say!! Words can’t describe this. I feel euphoria as a Roxette fan.
Euphoria is described by some as an exaggerated feeling of physical and mental well
being. This is exactly what a Rox concert is for me! Although sitting for 8 hours in
a road waiting, it was all worth it! I am amazed that Marie performed so well
tonight after a long flight from Europe! What a superwoman. The set list was the
same as the south American concerts with It’s possible from Travelling. Fantastic
song loved it. First time I saw Dea live. Great artist in her own right. One can
see she loves performing live. Per was his SUPER self as were VERY entertaining.
Loved it. Christoffer is a genius with the instruments he plays. What an
entertainer. He played “suikerbossie” a local folk song which the crowd loved. All
in all we the fans of 15 000 in attendance saw a performance that is considered
first class. We were in the company of a Swedish band that lives and breathes
music. Hopefully the band noticed the words displayed in front. ” The Beatles had
nothing on Roxette. Roxette is the Best band in the world! Leaving Johannesburg
behind tomorrow and heading to Durban for the 2nd South African concert.

Heidi van Rensburg, proud Roxette fan

Roxette to play in Sweden on June 27

One more concert has been added to the Roxette World tour: Festival Peace & Love in Borlänge, Sweden on June 27. This is the only show Roxette will give in Sweden this year (if we don’t count the corporate concert in August).

Information about tickets can be found on the Peace & Love site. Other great Swedish artists to perform in this festival are Laleh, Kent, Thåström or Soundtrack of our Lives.

Is Danish concert cancelled or postponed?

On Friday afternoon people who bought tickets for Danish Brondby Roxette concert on July 21 were informed that this particular show is cancelled due to “logistical problems”. Here is the message:

Due to logistical problems on Roxettes tour, we will unfortunately have to cancel the concert at the cricket ground at Brøndby Stadium on 21 July. Refund: If your tickets are purchased by credit card via www.billetnet.dk so the money will automatically be returned to your account.

The same day the official statement was published on the Roxette Official Facebook page, where Roxette claim this concert is not cancelled – only postponed due to problems with transport of equipment from Romanian city of Cluj to Copenhagen in just two days.

Dear friends, unfortunately we have to postpone our upcoming Copenhagen-show (Criketbanan, Brondby July 21) due to logistic issues. As you know we’re in Cluj July 19 and it turned out be a nightmare to get all our gear to Denmark in time. We don’t like to do things like this and we’ll try to re-schedule and get a new date asap. Sold tickets will, of course, be re-funded. Have a wonderful weekend, y’all.

It’s the fifth Roxette show being on sale cancelled during 2010-2012 tour – including Anderstorp (2010), Tallinn (2011), Auckland (2012), Asuncion (2012) and Brondby (2012). Two first gigs were happilly rescheduled to other dates, both Tallinn & Auckland cancelled due to Marie and Per’s illnesses. Mexico (2011) & Bogota (2012) were removed from the tour’s schedule before even tickets went on sale.

World Tour 2012: Recife, Brazil – May 18 #109

Comment from Per Gessle

Yeah! What a beautiful way to end the Brazilian + South American Tour!!! Recife! Unknown ground for us and what a wonderful one it became! Superb crowd + a band loaded to the teeth kickin’ ass in every song. We all loved it! Thanx for your support + voicepower, y’all. See ya next time!!! Now we fly back to Europe. Cheers, P&M&Co

Setlist

01. Dressed For Success
02. Sleeping In My Car
03. The Big L.
04. Silver Blue
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. It’s possible
11. 7twenty7
12. Fading Like A Flower
13. Crash!Boom!Bang!
14. How Do You Do!
15. Dangerous
Band Presentation
16. Joyride (introduced with “Vassourinhas”)

17. Spending My Time
18. The Look

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

Article and photos

Uol.com.br (review)
Jaoalberto.com (review and gallery)

World Tour 2012: Brasilia, Brazil – May 15 #108

Comment from Per Gessle

Brasilia! Thanx for an overwhelming evening! Such a beautiful crowd, fantastic response. Sorry that the electricity wasn’t on our side which meant that we couldn’t use all our lights. It didn’t matter! We had a blast. Hope to come back before long!!!! Cheers, P&M&Co

Setlist

(c) gpsbrasilia

01. Dressed For Success
02. Sleeping In My Car
03. The Big L.
04. Silver Blue
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. It’s possible
11. 7twenty7
12. Fading Like A Flower
13. Crash!Boom!Bang!
14. How Do You Do!
15. Dangerous
Band Presentation
16. Joyride (introduced with national anthem of Brazil)

17. Spending My Time
18. The Look

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

Articles and photos

Globo (TV report)
GBPbrasilia.com.br (gallery)
Rafaella Tamm (gallery)

World Tour 2012: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – May 12 #107

(c) Heloisa Tolipan
Comment from Per Gessle

Rio Rio Rio, what can we say? Outstanding as always. We had a fab time, sweatin’ an ocean and enjoyin’ ourselves to the max. Thanx for your generosity and impressive sing-along-qualities!!!! See y’all next time!!!!!

Setlist

01. Dressed For Success
02. Sleeping In My Car
03. The Big L.
04. Silver Blue
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. It’s possible
11. 7twenty7
12. Fading Like A Flower
13. Crash!Boom!Bang!
14. How Do You Do!
15. Dangerous
Band Presentation
16. Joyride (introduced with “Cidade maravilhosa”)

17. Spending My Time
18. The Look

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

Articles and photos

Globo.com (gallery)
Luise Duarte (gallery)
Tenho Mais Discos Que Amigos! (gallery)
SidneyRezende.com (gallery)
Jornal do Brasil (gallery)
Estrelando.com.br (gallery)
Fotoarena.com.br (gallery)

World Tour 2012: Sao Paulo, Brazil – May 10 #106

Comment from Per Gessle

Sao Paulo. Third show in 13 months. Wow. thanx for a splendido evening, great crowd, great venue and Marie + band in top shape. I particularly became fond of Pelle’s samba dance during the band presentation. Pure sex!”


Setlist

01. Dressed For Success
02. Sleeping In My Car
03. The Big L.
04. Silver Blue
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. It’s possible
11. 7twenty7
12. Fading Like A Flower
13. Crash!Boom!Bang!
14. How Do You Do!
15. Dangerous
Band Presentation
16. Joyride (introduced with national anthem of Brazil)

17. Spending My Time
18. The Look

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

FULL CONCERT ON YOUTUBE

Articles and photos

Mixtv
Uol.com.br (gallery)
Globo.com (gallery)
Fotoarena (gallery)
Focka (gallery)
Vivi Fortela (gallery)
Marcelo Rossi (gallery)

World Tour 2012: Curitiba, Brazil – May 8 #105

Comment from Per Gessle

Curitiba! What a wonderful way to start this Brazilian adventure! Superpacked venue with lots of smiling faces + loud voices came our way just as expected. We love playing here in Brazil. Thanx for making this band tick-tack-tock. Looking forward to the next one already! Sao Paulo, yeah? Cheers, P&M&Co”


Setlist

01. Dressed For Success
02. Sleeping In My Car
03. The Big L.
04. Silver Blue
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. It’s possible
11. 7twenty7
12. Fading Like A Flower
13. Crash!Boom!Bang!
14. How Do You Do!
15. Dangerous
Band Presentation
16. Joyride (introduced with national anthem of Brazil)

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

Articles and photos

Bemparana (gallery)
Altosagitos (gallery)
Paranshop (review and gallery)
Lidi.Silva (flicr gallery)
Demetrio Martins (flicr gallery)

Christoffer Lundquist’s cameo performance at the fan party

Several members of the Roxette band and crew visited the fan party organized in Cordoba, Argentina on May 3. One of them was Christoffer Lundquist who played some guitar riffs to “She’s got nothing on (but the radio)” and “Listen to your heart” performed by Tiempos Dorados. A must-watch video!

World Tour 2012: Santiago de Chile, Chile – May 5 #104

Comment from Per Gessle:

Santiago! Oh Yea! Some of the jolly band members consider this show to be in the Top 3 of the whole tour!!!! Majestic! We had a lovely and a very sweaty evening with the most enthusiastic crowd you can ever imagine. Marie in top shape as well as the rest of the Roxers. Thanx everyone for making this a night to cherish!!!! We’ll be back!!!

 

Setlist

01. Dressed For Success
02. Sleeping In My Car
03. The Big L.
04. Silver Blue
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. It’s possible
11. 7twenty7
12. Fading Like A Flower
13. Crash!Boom!Bang!
14. How Do You Do!
15. Dangerous
Band Presentation
16. Joyride (introduced with “Todos Juntos”)

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