Roxette XXX Tour – Vienna, Austria (Stadthalle) – July 08 – #50

Vienna 2015
Pic by Micke N-S

Wow! What a show! I don’t know where to start. The band, the audience?

The audience was already quite in the mood for partying with Eskobar and got impatient when Roxette didn’t start at 20:30 sharp. But finally the lights went off and Marie and Per and the mighty band took the stage. The audience went wild, and that is wow with Austrian audience, who are usually a bit calmer. But who can resist to Roxette?!

I surprised myself crying when they started to sing Sleeping in my car. Yes, even if I have seen Rox a few times it is just pure happiness. Concert after concert. And when I turned around to see what was that loud noise coming from the audience I saw many people crying of joy too and just big smiles and happy faces. I turned around a few times after that during some big sing-alongs and … it is always a great feeling to see so many people enjoying your favourite band like that. Imagine how it must feel from the stage!

The entrance wasn’t perfect, so many people who had been waiting for hours didn’t end up in the first row. And some groups of friends were split, so it was the first concert (I think?) that I enjoyed a show on my own… But hey. Landed somewhere to the very right in front of Magnus, a side I hadn’t seen so far. And music connects so just had fun with my front row neighbours from Slovakia and Italy. I later found out many people who had been waiting since very early in the morning ended up 2nd-3rd row… But the awesome concert and all the energy and fun made up for it.

It was very hot in the Stadthalle and with Roxette the place was cooking. I hadn’t seen them play since Paris and I was positively surprised by the evolution and I was left with my mouth open a few times. What are they doing now? They just rock! Marie was super cool and crazy, adding lots of yeahs here and there, improvising, looking at everybody and flirting just the way she knows. Chris delivered awesome guitar solos that not only amazed the audience but also the guys and girls on stage. Did I hear Pelle improvising on She’s got nothing on too? Per as always jumping and moving and kicking (how many bruises does Chris have already? 😉 ). And again making eye contact. We love that! I am always amazed by all the energy he has and his big smile, which is just spreading to the audience.

One of the funniest moments was the Joyride intro. Chris played the Wiener Walzer. Per and Magnus started to dance (!) (not together), Marie was just all laughs playing air violin (!) and the others just laughing. Hope somebody recorded that!

All in all an awesome concert with an incredible loud crowd that just made me think once again Roxette is just the coolest funniest happiest best band ever! Pure fun! Thank you!

Per after the show:

VIENNA UPDATE! My Gosh, where will this end? Such a fab show tonite with the most wonderful crowd sweating almost just as much as we did!!! We had the best Wednesday imaginable, hope you did too! We’re so lucky to have these fab crowds all over the world, singing our songs and participating in the shows. Nothing would have been possible wthout you guys & dolls!!! The XXX European tour is soon over and we just want you to know that we’re truly blessed to have you all around!! Cheers, P.

Articles and photos

oe24.at
news.at
vienna.at
wegotit.at
kurier.at
krone.at

Videos

How Do You Do!
Joyride (including band presentation and Wiener Walzer intro)
The Look

Setlist

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

Extra
Listen To Your Heart
The Look

World Tour 2011: Ischgl, Austria – November 26 #75

Comment from Per Gessle

Brrrrrrr. -2 outside!!!!! No feeling left in the fingerz. However…. very warm crowd! Marie in top shape! And Helena (who went out skiing for 2 hours….) was terrific. Thanx everyone for helping us out. Love to come back!!!!


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 “Dem Land die Treue”) (without balls)
13. Spending My Time
14. The Look
15. Listen To Your Heart

Misc

18,000 people in the audience – top 4 Roxette concert – just after Copenhagen (25k), Gothenburg (21k) and Bospop Festival (25-20k). The press area was about 10 meters between the stage and the front row – at least 150 people were there during the whole concert.

Articles and photos

Relevant.at (review)
Ischgl on Facebook (Roxette landing)
Ischgl on Facebook (press conference and concert)
Orf.at
Radio ZET (video report)
TT.com (review)
Ischgl You Tube report

World Tour 2011: Vienna, Austria – October 10 #55

Comment from Per Gessle

Wow! What a crowd! What a band!!! Thanx everyone for making this new-start of the tour such a jolly one!!! We certainly had a blast. Chris was outstanding as always, Helena took us to heaven w/ no return, Pelle was at the front line as always, Magnus wooosh!! what a wardrobe! + Clarence; majestic presence and skills beyond belief. And I haven’t even mentioned Miss Marie. A class act from a different planet. And Vienna, hope to see you again real soon!!!!!!!!!!! Cheers, P.

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. Soul deep (as a medley with SGNO)
08. Perfect Day
09. Things Will Never Be The Same
10. It Must Have Been Love
11. Opportunity Nox
12. 7twenty7
13. Fading Like A Flower (Every Time You Leave)
14. Crash!Boom!Bang!
15. How Do You Do!
16. Dangerous
Band presentation
17. Joyride (introduced with “Strauss Waltz”)

18. Watercolours In The Rain
19. Spending My Time
20. The Look

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

Articles and photos
Kronet.at
Oe24.at #1 #2 #3
The Daily Roxette’s interview with Per
News.at

Miscs
New stage and lights. Two songs were dropped (Silver blue + Way out) and two ‘new’ were included – Soul deep and Crash!Boom!Bang! Around 8,000 people in the audience.

Vienna (Austria) is getting ready for Roxette

Roxette will give a concert in Vienna, Austria, next Monday 10th of October. This concert is in a way special because of two reasons: it will be the first “official” concert of the European Autumn leg of the neverending tour, which also means a new stage and maybe maybe maybe even a new setlist, and the “first” one after the last concert of the summer tour.

“First” and “official” if you allow me to consider the concert in Tromsø, Norway in September part of the summer tour and the corporate concert Roxette gave for Vestas Wind Systems in Herning, Denmark, last Sunday as not part of the Autumn tour.

I feel that it is special also in another way. The Austrian media has published a couple of articles about the concert, Roxette sounds more often on the radio, and last but not least, currently 2 contests are running to meet Per (ORF) or Roxette (Krone) next Monday.

And as a funny note. I just received a warning from ARBÖ, an Austrian car club, for traffic jam which might be caused by Roxette  on Monday. They warn about possible traffic jams around the area of the concert place, Stadthalle, before and after the concert and advice people to either take the public transport (free with the concert ticket) or plan to go to the concert with enough time. And, of course, getting back home by car might also take a while.

And I am currently thinking, Christoffer was given some suggestions for songs to play during the Joyride intro. Which one will make it? We’ll find out on Monday!

The countdown has started 🙂

PS: consider this more a blog than real news, I am also somehow getting excited about the concert, the first one for a long time I don’t have to travel to somewhere and is so to say “next door” and “home”. If I am allowed to consider myself already half “wiener” after living some years here… But my Spanish side will be present as well, specially because two dear Spanish magic friends are joining the concert as well! I just say “Claaaaaaarence, Claaaaaarence”.

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: Graz, Austria – June 3 #32

Comment from Per Gessle

Back from the Graz-gig! Thanx everyone for a most memorable evening. The Look was fab! Your singing was awesome, Always a pleasure to play in Austria! See ya in Vienna next time, folks! Cheers! P&M

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. How Do You Do!
14. Dangerous
Band presentation
15. Joyride (introduced with Austrian song)
16. Spending My Time
17. The Look

18. Listen To Your Heart
19. Church Of Your Heart

Joe Cocker was the artist that performed before Roxette’s concert. Around 8,000 people in the audience (according to police sources – 4,000)

Article and photos

Kleinezeitung.at, Kleinezeitung (concert gallery), Kleinezeitung (fan gallery), Krone.at

4-minute video documentary on Austrian website!

The Austrian website PULS4 features a 4-minute video about Roxette’s comeback, including new interview snippets with Marie & Per, scenes from the recordings and a look into the past. The video is dubbed in German, but you may translate the attached text version to understand the content.

Interesting detail: They are quoted to stay one year on the road! Per already told in the recent Mix Megapol interview that they’ll stay on tour until November.

Video | Article

Update: It seems like all this footage is a part of “Charm school” elektronic press kit – Marie and Per were interviewed in Swedish and subtitled into English. Another German report – this time with those subtitles to be watched here at Yagaloo.com.

Germany, Austria and Switzerland release “Gessle over Europe” on November 6.

According to EMI Germany, EMI Austria and EMI Switzerland, Per Gessle’s latest live album “Gessle over Europe” will be released on November 6 in these territories.

Visit this websites to get to know where you can order the album.

As for now this is the official list of all the countries where “Gessle over Europe” will be released:

Sweden – October 23
Denmark – October 26
Norway – October 26
United Kingdom – October 26 [MP3]
Germany – November 6
Austria – November 6
Switzerland – November 6