NOTP tour: Antwerp, November 4, concert #8

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Per Gessle’s comments:

Absolutely stunning show last night. One of those rare moments where everything seems to fall into place. The band, the songs, the crowd.

No show today; working on new songs in Christoffer’s room. He needs a butler.

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PASCAL:

Marie’s voice was very strong, although you can clearly notice she can’t reach certain notes anymore, but it doesn’t bother at all. Per was in a good mood, as usual. He made use of the ‘catwalk’ to try to cheer up the audience and did some hip moves. I found the audience to be rather calm during their songs (except for the visitors standing right in front of the stage of course). Still they did give M&P a very nice applause after each song and when Rox was finally done they got the most overwhelming applause of the evening and lots of people even gave a standing ovation (which they didn’t do for the other guest artists). One little embarrassing moment: Marie forgot the lyrics of the second verse of IMHBL. She was struggling and turned to Per for help (which caused some rumour in the audience). Fortunately she kept her smile and she didn’t even seem to worry about it. All in all it was very pleasing to see Rox play live! Great evening.

YouTube Clips:

The Look | It must have been love

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NOTP tour: Antwerp, October 31, concert #7

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Terrific show last nite. TV-recording as well. Great crowd, great band, Marie in top shape! Now, 3 days off.

Official videos:

The Look
| It must have been love | Joyride I | Joyride II

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YouTube Clips:

Wish I Could Fly | The Look | It Must Have Been Love | Joyride

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NOTP tour: Antwerp, October 30, concert #6

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Great show last night. Best so far. I believe so, yes. Yes.

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YouTube Clips:

The Look (first minute) | It must have been love | Roxette flowers

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NOTP tour: Antwerp, October 29, concert #5

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Per Gessle’s comments:

Great show last nite. Where? Antwerp of course! Videos out soon on www.roxette.se

Official videos:

Wish I could fly 1 | Wish I could fly 2 | Wish I could fly 3 | The Look 1 | The Look 2 | The Look 3
It must have been love | Joyride | Joyride 2 | Listen to your heart 1 | Gabriel is fantastic
Per does the hoolabaloo | Skånsk Ouzo

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ANTWERPEN:

I’ve seen Per and Marie playing live in 1992 and 1994 -quite a while ago- so I did not know what to expect. But I must say they were stunning!!!!Marie’s voice blew everyone away. She sung like a godess! She is not so much jumping as she used to do, but everyone could see the joy in her eyes. And her voice was incredibly pure. Together with 15000 people singing Listen to Your heart. Wowsers!

JB ON R2R:

I’m just back of NOTP….Roxette was amazing, don’t think that I have a voice tomorrow, I was screaming all the songs from the top of my lungs !!!! I was very close to the stage and I could notice that Marie needed help to take the stairs for going to the stage… the braintumor took her out of balance, that poor thing, but lot’s of respect 4 her !!! I don’t think that Roxette will go on tour in the future, I believe that Marie can’t handle a full concert, even when she is a very strong woman, and she is of course, but still……and she still can sing like a bird and all the lyrics were correct!!!! She just needed some practise and she was very nerveuse with the opening of NOTP…….I have enjoyed the other artist too, OMD was great, but only 2 songs ?? C’mon  I will go again next year !!!! And it was a great experience to see Roxette live !!!!!

YouTube Clips:

The Look | Wish I could fly | It must have been love | Joyride | Listen to your heart
The Look

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NOTP tour: Antwerp, October 28, concert #4

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Per Gessle’s comments:

Those 2 days off were spent with the flu in a hotel bed in sunny Paris. Terrible. Now; 4 shows in a row.

Hooray! Everyone’s healthy again. Marie was out-of-this-world-good last nite and I’m feeling much better, thankyouverymuch.

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Good time?

Per and Marie are little krasliga

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BIANCHITTA:

It was a night to remember. But it was too short… Too short…. I wished I should have had several heads. The 1st one to look at Marie. The 2nd to look at Per. The 3rd for the band and the last one for the audience, atmosphere. etc. No laugh. I couldn’t get it all at the same time… I was so anxious for all these and I had so little time that I think I missed a lot of what was happening… I have only one head so excuse me all but I wanted to look at Marie most of all. So I didn’t really realize how the audience reacted on Roxette. But I guess It was nice and people knew the lyrics.

But guys I didn’t care about all these people. There were only Marie and Per for me. I had waited for that moment since 2001. And I couldn’t believe it. I still can’t. I love them with all my heart and I miss them badly. And I admire Marie the way as she is. So I don’t care if she forgets the lyrics or whatever. She was so touching, vulnerable, still a little bit nervous but she was gorgeous. She will always be gorgeous for me. She and Per are now a part of my family. I just happy they exist. And once again I realized I miss them like crazy. I do miss Roxette in my life. Solo stuff… yeah it’s great! But nothing can be compared for me with Marie and Per together!!

I’d also like to say that I think it’s at least impolite to discuss Marie. Excuse me all. I don’t want to hurt anyone. But don’t you think we are not allowed to? No one from us really knows what she has been going through. Can you really understand she could die????!?!?!?!? How can you discuss her coordination, confusing, differences, etc calling yourselves fans and saying you love her!!!.???? It must be a joke!! Do you think she needs such reviews? Yes, thank you very much for such support….. C’mon! Be wise…. She does her best and I do think She is inimitable.

YouTube Clips:

The Look | Joyride | Joyride & Listen to your heart | The Look & It must have been love

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NOTP tour: Antwerp, October 25, concert #3

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Per Gessle’s comments:

Marie is taking penicillin for her throat. It sounds really terrible but slightly better today than y-day… 2 days off now. She needs that.

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Pelle jumping backstage

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KEANU97

I was today in Antwerp to see Roxette playing at the NOTP…Marie had some problems with her voice but it was very nice to see her back on stage…

EMIL (Source: R2R)

On the 3 concert there no standing tickets , it started early and was more like a family concert. She sang on the chair. Maybe illness get worst, but she was good.

YouTube Clips:

Wish I could fly (The whole recording) | Wish I Could Fly 2 | Listen to your heart 1 | Listen to your heart 2 | The look | It must have been love / Joyride / Listen to your heart

Download Joyride/Wish I could fly/The Look/It must have been love from Txiqui (thanks!): http://www.megaupload.com/?d=JFQOHMW9

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NOTP tour: Antwerp, October 24, concert #2

Posted on October 24:

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Photos by Nienke

VRT (or:) LittleMarie.net

RoxSpain

Rolo_Pic (Photos and video at the same place)

Per Gessle’s comments:

No new vids at www.roxette.se from yesterday’s gig. Forgot my camera on the barstool. Might pop up something this evening though…

Official videos:

No videos.

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KIRSTEN:

I was there – and when I came out I wish hadn’t gone. I can think about the Rox performance as long as I want – it doesn’t get better. Marie looked uncomfortable, nervous and actually as if someone FORCED her to come on stage. First verse of WICF got lost again, problems during LTYH, too, on which Per helped her (great guy!!) and most of the time she actually didn’t sing at all – her throat problem must be heavy!! I really hope she gets well soon.

ROXREPORTER (Source: TDR)

I was at the 2nd prom concert tonight, and I must say I’m quite sad. I read all the positive stuf about the first one but I dindn’t expect this.

P&M came on stage and the audience went crazy, they both looked very great. But when marie started the 1st verse of WICF, she completely lost her lines. Here voice was very shaky and she kept on singing the wrong words and finaly she started mumbling. I noticed a lot of people went like “oh no”, I think I even saw Per thinking somethings went wrong.

My hopes were still high for part 2 were they performed the other 4 songs, but Marie was still very unsure. Her voice dropped out a couple of times.

In LTYH, all the modulations in the end are left away, so the song stays low, and still she couldn’t sing it. Also during The Look and Joyride, here lines sounded very thin and scared. Lots of people in my block that came especially for Roxette were very astonished. Nobody expected her to jump around, neither did I, but I dindn’t see this coming.

I hope she gets stronger more asure during the rest of the concerts.

Per and the band were in a good shape. I really wanted to put a coowl review here, but as a super roxfan, I left antwerp with a sad feeling inside tonight. Anyone blowing me off for being honest, I also could have written, the performence was great, but it just wasn’t.

BYROX:

First of all I apologize for my bad English, does not speak much English. I went there on Saturday with friends – 2 from Spain and 2 from Argentina. I was very close to the stage and the magic moment, incredible, amazing. The surprise of my life was when the orchestra begins with WICF and Roxette emerged from below, I nearly died. Marie was excellent, both are super beautiful. I felt very sorry to see Marie weak and confused, but I have to thank God for giving me a second chance to see them again (first time in Buenos Aires 1999). I was very excited, the public rang with The Look, the version of Listen To Your Heart was the best, the orchestra has been incredible. Roxette is the soundtrack of my life has accompanied me in every moment of my life. I come from a land far away but very dear to them – Argentina. and for me, coming from a country so far and to see them live was a dream come true. I think Marie will become stronger with each show. we must be aware that their lives are complete, with his family and a fortune very important, no need to return to the world of music for something else, but to give the fans the pleasure to see them again. the end of the show went with a group of fans to the garage and Per, Clarence, Gabriel and Pelle came out, it was a gift from God. Per gave me his autograph and had her many photos, incredible.
This is a message for you all, we support Marie and give the support you need, I know that for many it hurts to see Marie in this way, but know one thing, are alive, they are happy and do what they want to be next of their fans. what other issues do not matter … life is one, to enjoy. C `omm join the joyride everybody !!!!!!

WELSHROXER:

Hello all I’m a little late writing my review for the concert on the 24th but I have had a problem with my pc. I attended the concert on the 24th and it was fantastic. I have been a roxette fan since I was 9 years old. I have never had the privilidge of seeing roxette live until this day so it was a dream come true for me. I have seen Per live a couple of times but never with Marie. When they came on stage in Antwerp I cried and I was so exiceted to see them I have uploaded my videos to Youtube. They are not so good quality because I was excited lol. Marie is an insiration to me she is fantastic and I am pround that she came out and gave a perfomance despite being ill. I was very ill a couple of days after I came home from the concert and I hardly got out of bed so I give marie a big thumbs up. Rox on!

YouTube Clips:

The Look | It Must Have Been Love | Joyride | Listen To Your Heart | Wish I could fly

Roxette’s performance Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

Listen to your heart (from Flickr)

Thanks Dominick, Leolo and Nienke for posting the links

From Nienke:
The Look | Joyride | Listen to your heart | It must have been love

From RoxSpain

From Welshroxer: It Must Have Been Love

NumB_’s YT channel

Media reports/reviews:

De Standaard Online

Update, October 25: More videos and photos by Nienke

NOTP tour: Antwerp, October 23, concert #1

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Photos: (c) Kirsten Ohlwein.

Follow this link to find many photos from Showbizzsite.be taken by (c) Edwin Houdevelt

http://twitpic.com/mmdq8 (Before the opening)

http://proms.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/show-roxette-2.jpg?w=420&h=248

http://www.kempenactueel.be/component/phocagallery/category/104-proms

Jakke16.be

Flickr.com

TheTopOfMusic.be

Picasaweb
by Ashton Reports

Per Gessle’s comments:

Cheers from Antwerp. Great gig tonite, wonderful crowd, we felt very welcome. Marie’s very happy despite bad throat (penicillin). I loved it

Chris still sick. He was a brave man, beautiful playing as always. My guitar was out of tune during The Look but.. hey… can’t win ’em all! 7 hours ago

Official videos:

The look (live)

Thank you

Fans stories:

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KIRSTEN

You can follow her twitter reports from the concert here. Some excerpts:
Kirsten standing in the queue with some Brazillian and German friends: http://twitpic.com/mli1v
“WICF Marie in blue, wow. Problems with the text it seems. Great. OMFG. This voice.”
“She sang ‘halfway through the night’ three times in a row. But honestly: who cares? Per is rocking in a suit.”
“OMFG! The audience rocks with Rox. Fabulous. Get your tickets ppl. LTYH was more than a blast!”
“Pics and recording later tonight. At around 2.30 I think. Haha. Tried with the cell, didn’t work.”
“Chris got stomach flu. MF was nervous but she did great after WICF. LTYH was a blast!! And Per came out later.”

SIFO-DYAS (Source)

Tonight I saw the first of many “Night of the Proms”-concerts in which classic music and modern music is played in a random order. Tonight I saw John Miles with his fabulous song “Music” amongst a few others, Toots Thielemans: probably the most famous Belgian artist ever who worked with famous people such as Sting and Steven Spielberg and who became one of the best harmonica-players ever, OMD (some mediocre British band who only have one good song, I believe, which is Anola Gay), the female lead singer of the Dutch Gothic band called Within Temptation and one of the best of the evening was a Hungarian duo of identical twin brothers who’s name was the Katona twins. They were absolutely fantastic with playing their guitars.

But for me personally, the cherish on the cake was ….. the return of ROXETTE!! Ever since their lead female singer Marie Fredriksson became the unfortunate victim of a sudden case of cancer, it was to be believed that the band Roxette was gone forever. More disturbingly so was that Marie might not even be the same person anymore … IF recovery was an option at all …

To see Marie Fredriksson perform live again was so hauntingly beautiful that I immediately started crying with their first song (which incidently is the beautiful, violin-driven “Wish I could fly”). I have never cried like that for a person who’s basically a stranger (read: non related) and the last time that I did cry like that was when I lost both my grand-fathers.

Did anyone of you ever experience a moment where you start to cry for someone whom you’ve never really known, but because of your undying respect for this person, their sad moments make you all sappy …

I’m not ashamed to admit that Marie Fredriksson is truly my number one Female Artist éver! She’s awesome and touching with beautiful ballads and extremely cool in singing poprock-songs.
Per (the male lead) on the other hand writes most of the songs and the guy is God in writing catchy poprock-tunes, as far as the live aspect goes for Roxette, it’s definitely Marie who does that! LOL!

Thanks for reading all the way through and leaving me with your opinion; in case you’re interested.

YouTube Clips:

NOTP official report

Entrance on the stage
Wish I could fly by Kiwein1
The Look
Joyride
It must have been love
Listen to your heart by Kempelactueel

Taken by Kirsten:
The Look | Joyride | Listen to your heart

Media reports/reviews:

NieuwsBlad.be (or:) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQ6BBWlw4pI

The review of the very first concert was published on Aftonbladet. Translation was published on TDR.

Kempenactueel.be (photo + LTYH)

Skynet.be (“Listen to your heart” & “Joyride” excerpts)

DeRedactie.be

Den Brabo

Thanks Project_Z and RoxAna for the links!

NOTP Countdown: Insidenotp.blogg.org

Sarahdenrara at R2R forum informs us, that there is also a blog in French/Dutch from one of the singers of the choir called Maurice (it is his nickname): http://insidenotp.blogg.org/

He writes today that he thinks Per is really into it and happy to be there, Marie too even if she seems a bit fragile. He adds that you have to keep in mind that artists never give a 100% during rehearsals.

NOTP Countdown: the official report from rehearsals

Source: Twitter

Edit: Project_Z provides a translation of the Roxette part.

Marie is really happy to be here. It’s possible more satisfying for her than for us. It’s a salvation for her to be finally here, … it brings back many memories and emotions…
It’s a party… fantastic popsongs from the swedish ’school’… ABBA is the biggest icon and Roxette is a close second with many worldwide hits, songs which are very translatable for orchestra…