Roxette to play by the foot of the Alps

According to Wikipedia;

Ischgl is a small village with population of ca 1,500 in Tyrol region of Austria. Its ski resort Silvretta Arena Ischgl-Samnaun is connected with the ski resort of Samnaun across the border in Switzerland. Together this ski area belongs to the largest skiing resorts in the Alps. Its 238 km of groomed pistes are served by over 40 mechanical lifts including cable cars, gondolas, detachable chair lifts and some T-bars.

It is where Roxette are going to play their probably very first open-air concert by the foot of a mountain. The concert will take place on Sportplatz Ischgl at 6 pm on Saturday, November 26. This will be the third Austrian Roxette concert this year.

If you are looking for tickets for this show, please see the PDF file below for more (in German only).

Source: Ischglliving.at

Thanks to Evgeny Perekopskiy for this information.

World Tour 2011: Døgnvillfestivalen, Tromsø, Norway – September 1 #53


Photo: Tor Even Mathisen/NRK

Yesterday Roxette played their only concert during the tour break in August and September at a festival in Norway.

Per’s comment:

Oh Yeah! Tromsö! Have you seen this place? Far out!!! It’s so far north you wouldn’t believe it but it’s the greatest place on Mother Earth. We had a blast at the festival. Headlining in front of a great crowd. The band was superb even though we haven’t played together for a month. And, hey, no soundcheck = No cheatng! Love you guys!

Articles and photos:

nordlys.no (Review) “In summary, Roxette was a straightforward, fully chewed and partially enjoyable nostalgia trip.”
nordlys.no (Video report) “The audience was delighted with the Roxette concert.”
tromsoby.no (Review, rating 5/6) “Hit-parade, singing and a perfect ending to the first Døgnvilldag 2011”
festivalmagasinet.com (Review) “All in all a very nice concert, which perhaps lacked a little energy, but the Swedes can definitely still deliver to their fans.”
nrk.no (Photo gallery)
itromso.no (Review)
itromso.no (Photo gallery)

Second date for Perth

Live Nation Australia & New Zealand informs:

Roxette announce second Perth show on Friday February 24 due to colossal demand! Tix on sale 9am today through Ticketmaster!!

And have a look at Per’s comment on the Roxette Official Facebook page

Looks like we’ve sold over 45.000 tcts in Oz already. Stunning! Thanx everyone for making this happen!

Roxette coming to Auckland

Roxette came to New Zealand once, back in the late 80s, for a promotional visit at the height of their success following songs like The Look, Dressed for Success and ballad Listen to Your Heart from 1988 album Look Sharp!.

“We landed in a helicopter in a school somewhere – and there were lots of kids in school uniforms,” remembers Gessle during a recent interview with TimeOut. “Everyone was, like, crazy, like something from a Beatles movie or something,” he laughs.

Because that visit was only for promotional purposes they never got to play, and he says they are looking forward to coming back and doing a proper show as part of the world tour for latest album, Charm School.

Roxette will play their very first concert in New Zealand’s Vector Arena on February 11.
Tickets to the show go on sale on September 5 at Ticketmaster.co.nz

Source: NZHerald.co.nz

New TV ads for Australian tour

Live Nation Australia & New Zealand on its Facebook page has published 5 new TV ads for Australian Roxette tour. You might remember the first ad for the very first Sydney concert which we published here few weeks ago. Have a look here for more:

Feb 14 – Brisbane

Feb 17 – Sydney 2

Feb 18 – Melbourne

Feb 20 – Adelaide

Feb 23 – Perth

New Helsinki show added in November

Roxette World Tour 2011 has been expanded with one more dates in November
2011.11.08 – Hartwall Helsinki, Finland

Tickets will go on sale at 8 am on August 29.This concert was revealed in the beginning of April in the first Roxette newsletter, but up till now it has not been confirmed. You can see the full Roxette World Tour 2011 plan here.

Source: Live Nation

Thanks to Evgeny Perekopskiy for information.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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