Roxette 30th Anniversary Tour: Yekaterinburg, Russia – November 9 – #6

Before the show day, Per gave 4 interviews to the press in Yekaterinburg. Two for TV’s (one of them was for Yekaterinburg TV (the link directly to YouTube), part of the other one can bee seen here (and on YouTube the same), but the complete interview you can watch here), another for a radio (available also as video) and the fourth for a newspaper. So the local media was well interested in Roxette. Last time they played here was March 2011 and one could think it might be too early to come back to a city after 3.5 years, but definitely, it wasn’t the Yekaterinburg crowd who was thinking this way.

From what we heard from fans and as Per also mentioned in his updates, tonight’s concert felt like it was the best so far during the tour. Sometimes it seems that the best show is always the one you have just attended, but looking at the stuff available online thanks to the 21st century and to all those recording something, it was a cool gig indeed. Great energy on and off the stage, Marie is getting stronger and stronger, her voice is shining, Per’s left leg couldn’t stop stomping and the band was amazing, too. The crowd was very loud and they went crazy when they heard the intro to ”Joyride” Christoffer played for them. He performed ”Pesenka pro medvedey” (song about bears). Even those who are not hardcore Roxers said the concert was fantastic and they enjoyed it to the full.

The setlist was the same as on the previous concert.

Per wrote after the show (whatever the problem was with the showers):

EKATERINBURG UPDATE: Great great show tonite. Best so far, says Clarence & Pelle. They might be right. We had a blast. Beautiful crowd. Thanx everyone!!!!! We love this place (except the showers…)! /P.

After a while, being still excited, he shared some videos and the pic of the audience taken by MNS with this text:

EKATERINBURG! THANK YOU!!!! ALL THE LOVE THERE IS! SEE YOU AGAIN! P&CO
PS. Pic by Little Mike N-S

Next gig is on Wednesday (12th November) in Saratov.

 

Articles and photos

Instagram: 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12;
Elena Mitko’s photo
66.ru article with photos; lots of fab photos here, at the end of the article
deniz-kizi.livejournal.com
Anna Morozova’s pics
ekaterinburg.vibirai.ru – Maxim Vorobyov’s photos
geometria.ru

 

Videos

Kristina Bordovskih’s videos:

Other videos:

Radio interview (voice and video), as well as short report of the concert: here

1.5-hour-long video bootleg

Setlist

Roxette_in_Yekaterinburg
Photo from Instagram

Sleeping In My Car
The Big L.
Stars
Spending My Time
Crash! Boom! Bang!
Real Sugar
She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio)
The Heart Shaped Sea
Perfect Day
Watercolours In The Rain
Fading Like A Flower
How Do You Do!
7Twenty7
It Must Have Been Love
Dressed For Success
Dangerous
Joyride

Extra:
Listen To Your Heart
The Look
Queen of Rain

Roxette 30th Anniversary Tour: Magnitogorsk, Russia – November 7 – #5

Tonight’s show happened in the ice hockey team’s, Metallurg Magnitogorsk’s local arena. I shouldn’t even mention, because it seems so natural already, but Marie appeared barefoot on stage, wearing her hot white jacket. Per’s glam rock jacket found its owner again and the crowd could see it during the first songs. The venue wasn’t sold out, but it still looked quite packed and the crowd seemed to enjoy the concert a lot.

Perfect Day and Queen of Rain found their way back to the setlist, so it was the same as on the first 3 shows.

Per & Co had a great time:

THANK YOU MAGNITOGORSK for a fab evening. Great to see so many people having a splendid time. Including us!! Hope to see you all again! /P&Co

Next gig is on Sunday (9th November) in Yekaterinburg.

 

Articles and photos

Instagram: 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6;
pagerok.livejournal.com
Twitter: 1;
Vitaliy Aprelkov’ beauty shots: 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; on vk.com
Yury Chernyavka’s photos
Vasily Urintsev’s photos ; dialogpress.ru
Anton Agashin’s photos ; more photos from him
3dblin’s photos: 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8;
1mgn.ru
magmetall.ru
geometria.tv
Look Book

 

Videos

Instagram:

Part of the band presentation & Chris playing the intro to Joyride (The Final Countdown)

Time-lapse video of building the stage

 

Setlist

Roxette_in_Magnitogorsk
Photo from Instagram

Sleeping In My Car
The Big L.
Stars
Spending My Time
Crash! Boom! Bang!
Real Sugar
She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio)
The Heart Shaped Sea
Perfect Day
Watercolours In The Rain
Fading Like A Flower
How Do You Do!
7Twenty7
It Must Have Been Love
Dressed For Success
Dangerous
Joyride

Extra:
Listen To Your Heart
The Look
Queen of Rain

 

Roxette 30th Anniversary Tour: Novosibirsk, Russia – November 4 – #4

Today it is the 25th anniversary of Listen To Your Heart becoming Roxette’s second US No. 1. It’s nice to have a gig on such days to celebrate. Marie entered the stage barefoot tonite again and Mr G left his glam rock jacket behind. Could be because it was a club concert, so it might have been hot inside anyway.

2 songs (Perfect Day and Queen of Rain) were left out vs. the first 3 concerts (thanx for the info, Evgeny Perekopskiy), probably because the show started appr. one hour later than planned. According to some fans, the reason of the delay was poor organization. The concert should have started at 8 pm, but there were still many people outside. They were not let in and had to wait for long in the freezing cold outside until they got access into the venue. Nevertheless, the gig was fab and the crowd was loud, singing along during the whole concert. The venue, Klub Otdykh looked quite cozy and cool.

Per’s says after the show:

NOVOSIBIRSK UPDATE: Yea! Outstanding gig, A little shorter than usual but hey…… an asskickin’ one. Superb crowd. Thanx everyone for singing along. See y’all again!!! Spasiba! /P & Co

Next gig is on Friday (7th November) in Magnitogorsk.

 

Articles and photos

Instagram: 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7;
Pravilnoe Radio
geometria.by
Dimitry Zryumov’s photos

 

Videos

Listen To Your Heart & The Look (bad image quality, but OK sound)
Watercolours In The Rain (bad image quality, but OK sound)
It Must Have Been Love

 

Setlist

Roxette_in_Novosibirsk
Screenshot is from Ekaterina Sycheva’s instavideo

Sleeping In My Car
The Big L.
Stars
Spending My Time
Crash! Boom! Bang!
Real Sugar
She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio)
The Heart Shaped Sea
Watercolours In The Rain
Fading Like A Flower
How Do You Do!
7Twenty7
It Must Have Been Love
Dressed For Success
Dangerous
Joyride

Extra:
Listen To Your Heart
The Look

Roxette 30th Anniversary Tour: Krasnoyarsk, Russia – November 2 – #3

After 2 days off, the 3rd gig of the XXX tour happened in Krasnoyarsk tonight. It seems that relaxing for 2 days paid off, since according to fans’ opinion who were there, as well as according to the videos we could see online, this gig was the best from the 3 so far. Marie also felt much better vs. the previous show. Surely, it’s not only because of the fact that she kicked her shoes off, but since her solo tour it seems that being barefoot is a kind of lucky charm and it has magical effects. You rock, Marie!

The setlist was the same as on the first 2 concerts.

Per’s opinion about the show:

KRASNOYARSK UPDATE: Fab gig, best so far by far. Great crowd, lovely band. Love. /P.

Next gig is on Tuesday (4th November) in Novosibirsk.

 

Articles and photos

Instagram: 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9;
Julia Raskova’s photos; more photos from her
Photos of the RoxJet
sibnovosti.ru
Anton Mayorov’s photos ; more photos from him
kaleda.ru

 

Videos

How Do You Do!
The Look
Crash! Boom! Bang!
Fading Like A Flower
Christoffer’s intro to Joyride and part of Joyride
She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio)

Roxette arriving to Krasnoyarsk and an interview with Per
TV report after the show ; the same report on YouTube
enisey.tv report after the show

 

Setlist

Roxette_in_Krasnoyarsk
Happy Marie, happy Per, happy band. Photo by Sergey Chivikov

Sleeping In My Car
The Big L.
Stars
Spending My Time
Crash! Boom! Bang!
Real Sugar
She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio)
The Heart Shaped Sea
Perfect Day
Watercolours In The Rain
Fading Like A Flower
How Do You Do!
7Twenty7
It Must Have Been Love
Dressed For Success
Dangerous
Joyride

Extra:
Listen To Your Heart
The Look
Queen of Rain

 

Roxette 30th Anniversary Tour: Khabarovsk, Russia – October 30 – #2

Rox_Khabarovsk_by_Olga_O
Pic by Olga O (from Instagram)

The 2nd show of the tour was in Khabarovsk tonight. The band was in top shape and sound-wise the whole gig improved since the premiere concert in Vladivostok. Real Sugar sounded even better! What we didn’t mention in the premiere gig article is that now there is a very short adrenalin intro while the band is getting on stage and before they start off with Sleeping in My Car. Great we have an intro like this on tour!

As we could see it already in the soundcheck video Per shared earlier today, Marie was sitting while singing Perfect Day. On the concert, she was sitting during 3 songs: The Heart Shaped Sea, Perfect Day and Watercolours In The Rain. According to Roxers attending the concert, she didn’t feel comfortable with it. If you check The Heart Shaped Sea video below, you’ll see that it might have been because the chair was set too high. They tried to use the chair during her solo tour, but she refused it there. She chose to perform barefoot instead. And it helped. Maybe it would help now, too, who knows. Kick of them shoes, Marie! OK, now switching to serious mode, watching the video with Queen of Rain, it seems Marie has a difficult time. We really hope that the fans’ positive energy can help her to get better. Sending all the positive vibes towards her virtually as well, from all around the Universe! The songs sounded beautiful anyway!

Another thing to mention is that Chris is doing his lead guitar performance on this tour, too, after the band presentation, before Joyride. Today he played Nad Amurom Belim Parusom (sorry for writing it phonetically, but somehow I can’t use cyrillic letters here…). The setlist was the same as in Vladivostok.

Per’s comment after the show:

THANK YOU KHABAROVSK!!! Fab big crowd tonight, spasiba!! Band in top shape. Hope to see you all soon again. Leaving this town soon, the RoxAirJet is flying west! Cheers, peace & love from P&Co.

Next gig is on Sunday (2nd November) in Krasnoyarsk.

Articles and photos

anni-sanni.com (with marvellous photos!)
habarovsk.moigorod.ru
hab.aif.ru
newmenonline.ru
gubernia.com ; interview with Per (same as in the video, just with photos and in written form here)
vk.com

 

Videos

Sleeping in My Car, The Big L.
Real Sugar; another Real Sugar
Queen of Rain
It Must Have Been Love; another It Must Have Been Love
The Heart Shaped Sea
Perfect Day
7Twenty7
Joyride
The Look
Queen of Rain

Exclusive interview with Per by Gubernia TV
Report about the concert on Gubernia TV

 

Setlist

Sleeping In My Car
The Big L.
Stars
Spending My Time
Crash! Boom! Bang!
Real Sugar
She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio)
The Heart Shaped Sea
Perfect Day
Watercolours In The Rain
Fading Like A Flower
How Do You Do!
7Twenty7
It Must Have Been Love
Dressed For Success
Dangerous
Joyride

Extra:
Listen To Your Heart
The Look
Queen of Rain

Roxette 30th Anniversary Tour: Vladivostok, Russia – October 28 – #1

Roxette’s 30th Anniversary tour just started today in Vladivostok, Russia!

The setlist has some surprises. Three songs are new on the setlist for this tour:  Real Sugar, which was just played a handfull of times back in 2001, The Heart Shaped Sea, probably seen live only by those who joined the tour in 1992 (besides the Unplugged in 1993) and Queen Of Rain, which was also part of the setlist in 2001 and the Unplugged ’93.

Besides that, Watercolours In The Rain is back on (after a break during the last concerts of 2012) in a stripped down version with only Marie’s voice and Dea Norberg on the piano. Otherwise, the setlist is a nice mix of greatest hits, both ballads and power-pop songs. Sounds like fun!

As always, we will collect newspaper articles, videos and pictures for all concerts whenever possible!

Per’s comment on FB:

VLADIVOSTOK UPDATE: Yeeehaaaaa! Fab concert in front a full house in Vladi, around 7000 ppl I guess. Superb crowd, great band, we loved every second of it!!!! Thanks everyone who made our new world tour happening!!!! Cheers, P&M & Co.
PS. Clips will follow. Sooner or later. Campagne now. Pelle is singing karaoke. Only Alla Pugatjova songs….

Setlist:
Sleeping In My Car
The Big L!
Stars
Spending My Time
Crash! Boom! Bang!
Real Sugar
She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio)
The Heart Shaped Sea
Perfect Day
Watercolours In The Rain
Fading Like A Flower
How Do You Do!
7Twenty7
It Must Have Been Love
Dressed For Success
Dangerous
Joyride

Extra:
Listen To Your Heart
The Look
Queen of Rain

Articles and pictures:
Pictures by Evgeny
Pictures on Instagram: http://instagram.com/p/uszCk0yE0b/ | http://instagram.com/p/usz83CyE1l/ | setlist
newsvl.ru
deita.ru
primamedia.ru ; Anton Balashov’s photos
vostokmedia.com
events-vl.ru
primgazeta.ru
livejournal.com
vk.com 1; 2
vlad.mk.ru

 

Audio bootleg

Videos:
From Instagram: Queen of Rain #1, Sleeping In My Car, Real Sugar, It Must Have Been Love, Queen Of Rain #2
Youtube by Vladivostok Art: Listen To Your Heart | Sleeping In My Car | Real Sugar | Queen Of rain
Spending My Time & Crash! Boom! Bang!

TV report about the concert

The Heart Shaped Sea

Watercolours In The Rain

Interview with Per #1

Interview with Per #2

Interview with Per Gessle on Finnish newspaper

Mari Pudas (a Roxette fan from Finland) interviewed Per Gessle for the Finnish newspaper Iltalehti (and interview #2). Here is a summary of the interview.

I’m like any other person, just a normal person. I am grateful for my success, the fact that people are interested in what I do, because it should not be taken for granted. Today, songs and artists come and go, so it is rare for a career to last so long. Every now and then I have to pinch myself,” he explains.

As we all know, Roxette go on tour starting this upcoming Tuesday in Vladivostok . After summer 2015 Roxette plans to release a new album – with the first single to be released early 2015. Per started to work on the album in summer 2013, and he tells that it will be “modern, almost electonic/techno”, but still keeping the pop sounds.I wanted to challenge myself to write music in a new way, and see where it leads. Of course, the album will have typical Roxette components but they will sound fresher. I’m really glad that we have moved on and are not just repeating ourselves.” Per has also been working with David Guetta and other Swedish DJs for other projects.

Roxette will play in Finland end of November, “Finland is fun to play,” says Per. He also explains that he has got more self-confidence with his voice and that he discovered he is not a bad singer and his voice has some strenghts. He also comments on the fact that they have taken their music to many places around the world. “We wanted to go out from Sweden to the world and we managed it. Sometimes Marie and I look at each other on stage with a smile, and we realise what we have reached”. And he explains that he realised in the previous tour that one tour is not enough for Marie, “she wants more and more concerts”
 
Per also says that he doesn’t know which is the most important song they have done, but that they realised during the rehearsals how good “Queen Of Rain” is, which they haven’t played for a while. Will we hear this one on tour? We will see!
Thanks Mari for your help!
SETTING THINGS STRAIGHT FROM SEOUL: No, at this point in time there won’t be any collaborations with David G and/or any other DJ’s on the new Rox-album. Misunderstandings. Stuff lost in translation. I am working with different ppl on different tremendously exciting projects but it has got nothing to do with Rox. So you know. /P.