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Helena Josefsson on tour with Dolly project

You may remember Helena participated in a documentary film called “Jag är min egen Dolly Parton”. Now she and the other women who participated in the film are on the road as “Dollykollot”.

The first concert took place yesterday in Malmö during the Malmöfestivalen. You can find an interview with Helena and Lotta Wanglén here.

The other concerts are on August 26th in Berns, Stockholm, and August 27th in Stora Teatern, Göteborg.

Helena mentions in her Facebook page that one of the concerts will be recorded by Swedish Television and broadcasted later this year.

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Six shows in five cities – 2012 Down-under Tour confirmed

As we have informed before, all major Australian cities will get its Roxette concert February 2012. Live Nation Australia & New Zealand has just announced the final schedule for Roxette.

It seems us Aussies just can’t get enough of Roxette – the Swedish duo have just added a heap of new dates to their 2012 tour Down Under!

Fans of the 80s band who missed out on tickets to their sold out show in Sydney have been given another chance to see Marie Freriksson and Per Gessle live in action.

The ‘Joyride’ singers were originally supposed to come over for just one performance on Friday February 17 at the Sydney Entertainment Centre, but due to popular demand they’ve now added a stack of other shows at venues across the country as well as an additional Sydney date!

MTV CLASSIC Presents Roxette

Tuesday February 14 – Entertainment Centre, Brisbane

Thursday February 16 – Entertainment Centre, Sydney

Friday February 17 – Entertainment Centre, Sydney (SOLD OUT)

Saturday February 18 – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

Monday February 20 – Entertainment Centre, Adelaide

Thursday February 23 – Challenge Stadium, Perth

There are rumours that Roxette will also play in New Zealand. More info will follow!

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Watch “Speak to me” video!

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World Tour 2012: Roxette to rock Melbourne on 18th February

As it is Sunday in Australia already, so we have a glimpse of what Australian fans will be able to read in tomorrow’s edition of Herald Sun – there is an interview with Per Gessle and – yes – another concert announcement – this time Melbourne for 18th February, 2012.

“I’m a melody guy,” Per says. “I’ve tried to experiment with beats and grooves and basslines, but at the end of the day, I don’t feel comfortable with it. It’s just in my nature.”

Today, 25 years after their first single was released, Roxette are overseeing a few hits of their own. They are on a world tour that will play to one million people and reaches Australia in February.

“I think Marie needed to do Roxette to prove she can do it,” Gessle says. “She is a survivor and this is a big victory for her. I see every week of this tour how she grows and gets more confident.

>> Roxette, Rod Laver Arena, February 18. Book it: 132 849 (from August 29).

We were also informed that there is a chance for Perth and Brisbane concerts. Stay tuned for more confirmations!

Thanks to Celestte Thistlethwayte for this information.

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World Tour 2012: Second date for Sydney

This news has just appeared in our mailbox. According to Daily Telegraph

SWEDISH pop sensations Roxette have answered the call of their Australian fans and will perform a second Sydney Entertainment Centre concert on February 16.

Per Gessle said he and singer Marie Fredriksson had been stunned by the demand for tickets to their first Australian show in more than 15 years.

“The response to this whole tour has been crazy,” Gessle said. “We couldn’t really believe it when we heard the Sydney show had sold out because it has been so long.”

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Tickets for the new concert go on sale on August 29.

Rumours have it that additional dates for Melbourne and Perth will be announced this weekend.

Thanks to Evgeny Perekopskiy for this information.

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World Tour 2011: Sao Paulo Video Bootleg

In courtesy of Bianca from RoxetteBrasil.net we are happy to share with you the unofficial DVD bootleg recorded from the VIP area with a Panasonic Lumix ZS7 in HD (720p) on the Sao Paulo concert, April 19. Our Brazilian friends used 4shared to upload it, just because they did not have a good bandwidth to seed in a Torrent. Disc 1 is zipped in four parts and Disc 2 in three parts. When the download is complete, you will have to burn the VIDEO_TS folder stright into DVD.

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Live Nation Australia & New Zealand confirms: more info on Saturday and Sunday

All Aussie fans – be ready for more information regarding the down under tour this weekend. Here is what Live Nation Australia & New Zealand has written on the Facebook page today

The wait is almost over Dianne, depending on what state you’re in we’re hoping to give you some good news this weekend!

I think you’ll be quite happy in that case Dianne – perhaps grab the Daily Telegraph on Saturday and the Herald Sun on Sunday and you should be well-informed by the time the weekend is over!

We suggest you get hold of the Herald Sun on Sunday, Per has a few things to discuss with some Australian journalists in about 17 minutes…

Daily Telegraph is a Sydney paper and Herald Sun is a Melbourne tabloid. So at least these two cities will be included in the schedule! Stay tuned.

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Denmark gets the second gig this year

After successful Copenhagen concert at Tivoli amusement part in front of 25,000 people in July, Roxette is going to perform in Denmark for the second time this year. Roxette will play in Forum Horsens Arena (currently known as CASA Arena Horsens) on Saturday, 5th November. Around 10,000 tickets will go on sale on Thursday 7 am, 25th August.

It is one of two concerts that were revealed by mistake earlier this year in the very first Roxette newsletter. There is still no confirmation of the Finnish gig.

Source: Live Nation

Thanks to Evgeny Perekopskiy for this information.

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Rumours: Roxette to tour Argentina and Paraguay 2012

Roxette Latinoamerica blog informs that Roxette is going to perform several concerts in South America in April and May 2012. There is no official source to this information, so please note, that these are only rumours – at the moment. We are also sure, that more South American countries will be on the schedule, when we will receive the official confirmation.

Here below are the possible dates:

Monday, April 23 Buenos Aires, Argentina – Luna Park
Tuesday, April 24 Buenos Aires, Argentina – Luna Park (Possible Second Date)
Thursday, April 26 Neuquen, Argentina – Ruca Che
Saturday, April 28 Mar del Plata, Argentina – Sports
Monday, April 30 Rosario, Argentina – Metropolitan
Thursday, May 3 Salta, Argentina – Delmi
Saturday, May 5 Asuncion, Paraguay – Yacht Club

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Sydney concert sold-out in just few minutes; more concerts to come?

Live Nation / EMA Telstar also sent out a press release announcing that the concert was sold out in just 30 minutes, and wrote “we are working to add more dates “down under”…”.

If you missed tickets for Roxette Sydney concert, sign in for a waitlist. It seems like the interest in this leg of tour is huge!

Source: Ticketmaster.com.au

Roxette- Waitlist

Missed out on tickets to Summer’s hottest concert?

Tickets for Roxette’s only Australian concert at Sydney Entertainment Centre were snapped up in record time.

If you are a Roxette fan and want to see another concert added to the tour, show your interest and waitlist now!

Register your details and be amongst the first to hear about any Roxette tour updates and announcements!

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Rumours: Yet another concert in 2011

Last.fm website informs that another concert was added to the World Tour 2011 schedule. This time is Kiev, Ukraine at Palace of Sports and the date is December 6th. This will be the second Roxette concert in Ukraine ever, after the first one which took place on March 10th this year. This date is not yet confirmed.

Thanks to Evgeny Perekopskiy for information.

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Australian TV ad for the Sydney concert

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Live Nation Australia & New Zealand: “The response has been quite incredible”

Live Nation Australia & New Zealand has posted a comment on the official Per Gessle Facebook page. Here is what they say:

This is all they have announced at present however the response has been quite incredible. Once they hear how things are going we’re hoping they’ll consider visiting other cities – we’d certainly like to take it further than the one show planned at the moment!

Source: PER GESSLE OFFICIAL

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World Tour 2011: Tienen, Belgium – July 31 #52

Comment from Per Gessle

Cheers from the gig in Tienen, Belgium. 4-day festival, Rox was headlining Day 4! We had a blast! Marie in top shape, great great crowd, beautiful evening and setting! Thanx for showing up, love to come back here.

At the airport in Brussels w/ Magnus, Chris & wonderful Helena. We just realized that after those 12000 ppl showing up last night in Tienen we have played in front of almost half a million ppl since Feb! Wow! Cheers.

(c) Micke Enne-Esse / Roxette official

(c) Micke Enne-Esse / Roxette official

Setlist

01. Dressed For Success
02. Sleeping In My Car
03. The Big L.
04. Wish I Could Fly
05. She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio)
06. Perfect Day
07. It Must Have Been Love
08. 7twenty7
09. Fading Like A Flower (Every Time You Leave)
10. How Do You Do!
11. Dangerous
Band presentation
12. Joyride (introduced with “Vrolijke Vrienden”)

13. Spending My Time
14. The Look
15. Listen To Your Heart

Misc

That was meant to be the last concert on the World Tour 2011. Over 12,000 people attended the concert.

Articles and photos

Demorgen.be (Review and photo)
Concertnews.be (Review and photo gallery)
Deredactie.be (TV-report)
Thetopofmusic.be (photo gallery)
Svenmichiels.be (photo gallery)
Flickr – nobix (photo gallery)
Flickr – Suikerrock (photo gallery)
Cutting Edge

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World Tour 2011: Haugesund, Norway – July 29 #51

Comment from Per Gessle

Thanx Norway for taking care of us and making this evening in Haugesund very special. Hope to see y’all again down the road!!! Cheers, P & M & The Gang!

(c) Thor E. Håkonsen / TVH.no

(c) Thor E. Håkonsen / TVH.no

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 “In the Hall of the Mountain King” by Edvard Grieg)

17. Watercolours in the Rain
18. Spending My Time
19. The Look

20. Listen to Your Heart
21. Church of Your Heart

Misc
The gig took place just a week after tragic events in Oslo, therefor only 4000 tickets were sold (5,500 went on sale). It was the third concert in Norway this year. Because of the strong wind (as in Stavanger last year) Marie wore a scarf.

Articles and photos

H-avis.no (review and photo gallery)
TVH.no (review and photo gallery)
TVH.no (TV-report and photo gallery)
H-avis.no (setlist)
H-avis.no (the audience, TV-report)

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