World Tour 2011: Sofia, Bulgaria – May 29 #29

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 by “Hubava si moia goro”)

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

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

Clips

Articles

Novinite.com
Pure Bliss for 15 000 Roxette Fans in Bulgaria’s Capital Sofia

Fifteen thousand Roxette fans traveled from all parts of Bulgaria and neighboring countries to watch Sunday night the Sofia gig of the Swedish duo, Per Gessle and Marie Fredriksson, part of their long-anticipated world tour.

The crowd went wild as Gessle’s guitar and Fredriksson’s voice were able to produce the same quality of music that they first shared with an adoring world more than 20 years ago.

“Speak to me” single is released!

“Speak to me” vinyl single was released on Wednesday, May 25th in Sweden. We can finally provide you with some photos of the cover and vinyl itself. Unfortunately, EMI Music did not pay enough attention to proofreading process and instead of correct “original” we got “orginal”, which makes the single really “orginal” item in your collection!

If you have not purchased your copy yet, do it via Bengans.se!

Thanks to Petra Osifova.

World Tour 2011: Athens, Greece – May 27 #28

Around 4,000 people attended the very first Roxette concert in Athens, Greece. As there was heavy rain this day, many people decided not to attend the gig. “Way out” was skipped for the second time this week (hopefully the last!!!) and thanfully there was no rain during Roxette’s performance.

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. Stars
14. How Do You Do!
15. Dangerous
Band presentation
16. Joyride (introduced by “Zorba”)

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

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

Articles and photos

DownTown.gr
Mixgrill.gr
Soundmag.gr
Athenbars.gr

“The best band our fans have ever seen” has a word!

We proudly present the Brazilian questionnaires that RoxetteBrasil.net did with all the band members during their stay in South America. All them responded promptly and personally commented their answers during the flights and hotels. A big hand to Dany Etchart who sent us this interview!

CHRISTOFFER LUNDQUIST

ROXETTE BRASIL: It is your first time in Brazil. What are your expectations?

Well I would admit since I don’t know much about Brazil, only from school, my expectations are very normal, warm climate, friendly people, different culture, etc. But already after two days I blow away by the friendliness, hospitality and warmth we’ve encountering. I love it here – already. And the audience reaction – wow…!!!

RXBRA: What are your biggest musical influences?

60’s and 70’s rock and pop music like The Beatles, The Who, Rolling Stones, Genesis, Led Zeppelin, etc etc. I seem to be especially close to music made between 1967 and 1973 for some reason, almost everything from that period seems to hit a chord with me. But I listen to lots of different music, classical music, I love opera, etc etc. There’s sooo much great music to discover.

RXBRA: How does it feel to be part of the Roxette world today?

Oh, it’s an honor, a privilege, an adventure, an education, and on a personal level it’s about doing fantastic things with your friends… it’s unbelievable really, what can I say?

RXBRA: How did you meet Per? (Was because of Brainpool) And Marie?

Yes, my band Brainpool was the first band Per signed to his Jimmy Fun label in 1994. And three months later we’re supporting Roxette on their “Crash! Boom Bang! Tour”. That’s how I met Per and Marie and on that tour I also became great friends with Clarence. Then Brainpool was asked to play on a couple of tracks on “World according to Gessle” and after that just stayed, I guess!

RXBRA: Soooo Christoffffffeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerr, say something for Roxette Brasil website readers!

THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING SO INCREDIBLE NICE, WELCOMING AND FRIENDLY TO US!!!!! I badly want to comeback to Brazil now, I love it so much here already! Thank you all!!!!

Read more“The best band our fans have ever seen” has a word!

Four new concerts in the World Tour 2011 schedule

EMI Sweden sent out a new press release to the Swedish media yesterday which includes very interesting pieces of information:

– “Charm school” sold with almost 300,000 copies around the world
– Roxette was awarded with golden records for “Charm school” in Germany, Russia, Sweden and Switzerland
– over 220,000 people saw Roxette during their first 26 concerts in Russia, Eastern Europe, South America and South Africa

In addition, four new dates have been added to the World Tour 2011 schedule. No new countries, though.

10.10 Stadhalle, Vienna (Austria)
11.10 Olympiahalle, Munich (Germany)
30.10 Genève Arena, Geneva (Switzerland)
31.10 Hallenstadion, Zurich (Switzerland)

Source: JPSmedia.se

World Tour 2011: Istanbul, Turkey – May 25 #27

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 (Tarkan’s “Sikidim“)

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

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

Interview with Per Gessle

New TV-ad

ROXETTE TÜRK?YE'DE! przez UNILIFEturkey

Photos

Roxette at the airport – Gazetesiz.com.tr, Haberturk.com, Gaberciniz.biz

Stage is getting ready – more at @KucukCiftlik Twitter site.

Pictures from the concert
UNILIFE, Modazon

“Way Out” video to premiere this Thursday

EMI Germany informs that the video clip to Roxette’s new single “Way Out” will be premiered exclusively on www.myvideo.de on Thursday, May 26.

MyVideo is an official partner of the German music industry since they pay royalties for the broadcasted material, financed by advertising. The “Way Out” clip was filmed during Roxette’s recent world tour leg in South Africa and has a similar style to the “Run To You” video, which was filmed on tour in 1994. The single will be released on June 10 in Germany and other countries, right before the German tour start in Berlin.

Source: EMI Music

Update: We got word from MyVideo that the clip premiere will start at 12:00 tomorrow!

World Tour 2011: Roxette bring the fun back to Dubai

Local Gulfnews.com website reporters attended the very first Roxette concert in Dubai on May 20th and here is what they have to say about the gig

Thank goodness the likes of Roxette are still around to remind us what pop music used to be about… Fun!

Here is a band that’s never been po-faced about their craft, and from the second the first bubblegum rock riff of Dressed for Success filled the Dubai World Trade Centre, you knew what was in store.

Taking to the stage in outfits that would make David Hasselhof green with envy, the Swedish pop stars quickly had the Dubai crowd eating from the palm of their hands.

Sleeping in my car followed, and the night was already won. Because even if you don’t think you know Roxette, you do and you can’t help yourself.

More of the review to be found at Gulfnews.com

Roxette to take part in Norwegian festival in Tromsø

Organizators of Døgnvillfestivalen in the Northern Norwegian city of Tromsø announced that Roxette is set to perform during this year’s festival. The festival takes place between the 1st and 3rd September and Roxette is said to perform on Thursday (September 1st). This makes the 4th Roxette concert in Norway this year and the 69th (!!!) on the World Tour 2011 schedule.

The festival’s director Hogne Rundeberg said:

This is one of the bands on the list of ultimate bookings for us and we are looking forward to this historic event. We have a tradition to have great artists with us and this concert is a guaranteed singalong – in the same way as the a-ha’s gig last year.

Other Swedish artists like Robyn, Veronica Maggio or The Cardigans are going to perform there as well. It is the third largest festival in Norway with over 13,000 people participating.

More information at www.dognvill.no

Roxette is back on Billboard… Concert Box Score Charts

Time For Fun agency, that organized recent Roxette shows in Latin America, shared with the sale information for the chosen South American shows – in Brazil and Chile. Billboard Concert Box Score Chart lists the world’s top concert sales with information on ticket prices, sellouts, venues and promoters.

Roxette managed to place 6 gigs into the Billboard’s 258 biggest concerts of April and May 2011. No data regarding Russian/European, Uruguayan or Argentinian dates is available.

# 15
Roxette
April 14, 19, 2011
Credicard Hall
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Gross sales: $1,134,020
Attend / capacity: 13,351 / 14,126
Shows / sell-outs: 2 / 0
Prices: $219.63, $56.48
Promoters: T4F-Time For Fun

# 37
Roxette
April 9, 2011
Movistar Arena
Santiago, Chile

Gross sales: $680,420
Attend / capacity: 10,460 / 12,311
Shows / sell-outs: 1 / 0
Prices: $105.24, $30.31
Promoters: T4F-Time For Fun

# 41
Roxette
April 16, 2011
Citibank Hall
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Gross sales: $594,871
Attend / capacity: 7,959 / 7,959
Shows / sell-outs: 1 / 1
Prices: $171.03, $95.01
Promoters: T4F-Time For Fun

# 51
Roxette
April 12, 2011
Pepsi On Stage
Porto Alegre, Brazil

Gross sales: $415,637
Attend / capacity: 5,772 / 7,154
Shows / sell-outs: 1 / 0
Prices: $190.05, $57.01
Promoters: T4F-Time For Fun

# 56
Roxette
April 17, 2011
Chevrolet Hall
Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Gross sales: $384,832
Attend / capacity: 4,681 / 5,438
Shows / sell-outs: 1 / 0
Prices: $127.14, $89
Promoters: T4F-Time For Fun

Source: Billboard.biz

Thanks to Johannes.

World Tour 2011: Buenos Aires #1 Video Bootleg

Thanx for a super evening last night in B.A.! Wonderful crowd and band, two perfect hours. Played Stars for the first time in a while. Great fun! Look forward to Part Two tonight!!!!!!

A big thank you to Eloy Mathesan from Argentina.

Dressed for success
Sleeping in my car
The Big L.
Wish I Could Fly
Only When I Dream
She’s Got Nothing On (But the Radio)
Perfect Day
Things Will Never Be The Same
It Must Have Been Love
Opportunity Nox
7Twenty7
Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave)
Stars
How Do You Do!
Dangerous
Band Intro
Joyride
Watercolours in the Rain

Spending My Time
The Look

Way Out
Listen to Your Heart
Church of Your Heart

Read moreWorld Tour 2011: Buenos Aires #1 Video Bootleg

VH1’s “Classic Roxette”

On Monday, May 30th – Marie Fredriksson’s birthday and Roxette’s Bucharest gig – VH1 Classic will broadcast “Classic Roxette” show where you will be able to watch clips from the Roxette’s fascinating career. Sometimes VH1 picks up some really rare performances, so there is a tiny chance you will see something you would have never thought of. Rerun of the programme is planned at 13:00 CET on May 31st.

19:30 CET
CLASSIC ROXETTE
Each episode we spotlight the classic, defining moments from a particular artist, genre or year.

Source: MTV.tv

Thanks to Marcin R. Nowicki at Polish Roxette Facebook page.