World Tour 2012: Recife, Brazil – May 18 #109

Comment from Per Gessle

Yeah! What a beautiful way to end the Brazilian + South American Tour!!! Recife! Unknown ground for us and what a wonderful one it became! Superb crowd + a band loaded to the teeth kickin’ ass in every song. We all loved it! Thanx for your support + voicepower, y’all. See ya next time!!! Now we fly back to Europe. Cheers, P&M&Co

Setlist

01. Dressed For Success
02. Sleeping In My Car
03. The Big L.
04. Silver Blue
05. Stars
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. It’s possible
11. 7twenty7
12. Fading Like A Flower
13. Crash!Boom!Bang!
14. How Do You Do!
15. Dangerous
Band Presentation
16. Joyride (introduced with “Vassourinhas”)

17. Spending My Time
18. The Look

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

Article and photos

Uol.com.br (review)
Jaoalberto.com (review and gallery)

World Tour 2012: Brasilia, Brazil – May 15 #108

Comment from Per Gessle

Brasilia! Thanx for an overwhelming evening! Such a beautiful crowd, fantastic response. Sorry that the electricity wasn’t on our side which meant that we couldn’t use all our lights. It didn’t matter! We had a blast. Hope to come back before long!!!! Cheers, P&M&Co

Setlist

(c) gpsbrasilia

01. Dressed For Success
02. Sleeping In My Car
03. The Big L.
04. Silver Blue
05. Stars
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. It’s possible
11. 7twenty7
12. Fading Like A Flower
13. Crash!Boom!Bang!
14. How Do You Do!
15. Dangerous
Band Presentation
16. Joyride (introduced with national anthem of Brazil)

17. Spending My Time
18. The Look

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

Articles and photos

Globo (TV report)
GBPbrasilia.com.br (gallery)
Rafaella Tamm (gallery)

World Tour 2012: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – May 12 #107

(c) Heloisa Tolipan
Comment from Per Gessle

Rio Rio Rio, what can we say? Outstanding as always. We had a fab time, sweatin’ an ocean and enjoyin’ ourselves to the max. Thanx for your generosity and impressive sing-along-qualities!!!! See y’all next time!!!!!

Setlist

01. Dressed For Success
02. Sleeping In My Car
03. The Big L.
04. Silver Blue
05. Stars
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. It’s possible
11. 7twenty7
12. Fading Like A Flower
13. Crash!Boom!Bang!
14. How Do You Do!
15. Dangerous
Band Presentation
16. Joyride (introduced with “Cidade maravilhosa”)

17. Spending My Time
18. The Look

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

Articles and photos

Globo.com (gallery)
Luise Duarte (gallery)
Tenho Mais Discos Que Amigos! (gallery)
SidneyRezende.com (gallery)
Jornal do Brasil (gallery)
Estrelando.com.br (gallery)
Fotoarena.com.br (gallery)

World Tour 2012: Sao Paulo, Brazil – May 10 #106

Comment from Per Gessle

Sao Paulo. Third show in 13 months. Wow. thanx for a splendido evening, great crowd, great venue and Marie + band in top shape. I particularly became fond of Pelle’s samba dance during the band presentation. Pure sex!”


Setlist

01. Dressed For Success
02. Sleeping In My Car
03. The Big L.
04. Silver Blue
05. Stars
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. It’s possible
11. 7twenty7
12. Fading Like A Flower
13. Crash!Boom!Bang!
14. How Do You Do!
15. Dangerous
Band Presentation
16. Joyride (introduced with national anthem of Brazil)

17. Spending My Time
18. The Look

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

FULL CONCERT ON YOUTUBE

Articles and photos

Mixtv
Uol.com.br (gallery)
Globo.com (gallery)
Fotoarena (gallery)
Focka (gallery)
Vivi Fortela (gallery)
Marcelo Rossi (gallery)

World Tour 2012: Curitiba, Brazil – May 8 #105

Comment from Per Gessle

Curitiba! What a wonderful way to start this Brazilian adventure! Superpacked venue with lots of smiling faces + loud voices came our way just as expected. We love playing here in Brazil. Thanx for making this band tick-tack-tock. Looking forward to the next one already! Sao Paulo, yeah? Cheers, P&M&Co”


Setlist

01. Dressed For Success
02. Sleeping In My Car
03. The Big L.
04. Silver Blue
05. Stars
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. It’s possible
11. 7twenty7
12. Fading Like A Flower
13. Crash!Boom!Bang!
14. How Do You Do!
15. Dangerous
Band Presentation
16. Joyride (introduced with national anthem of Brazil)

17. Spending My Time
18. The Look
19. Listen To Your Heart
20. Church Of Your Heart

Articles and photos

Bemparana (gallery)
Altosagitos (gallery)
Paranshop (review and gallery)
Lidi.Silva (flicr gallery)
Demetrio Martins (flicr gallery)

Brazilian tickets soon on sale

As Bianca Martins Cappelletti of RoxetteBrasil.net informs that tickets for São Paulo [May 10], Rio de Janeiro [May 12] and Curitiba [May 8] will go on sale on Monday, January 30. São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro tickets will be available only for those consumers who use Credicard, Citibank or Diners. Curitiba is the only concert without this limitations. General sale for those three gigs is set to begin on February 6.

There is no official information regarding tickets to Brasilia and Recife.

Roxette to play in Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru and Ecuador

According to T4F information published on the website, Roxette will visit Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Argentina and Brazil during South American part of the World Tour 2012. Those dates which we published yesterday turned out to be true. Those below in bold are confirmed ones, the rest is still rumour.

19.04 Parque Simón Bolívar, Bogota, Colombia
20.04 Lima, Peru
23.04 Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina
24.04 Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina
26.04 Ruca Che, Neuquen, Argentina
28.04 Polideportivo Islas Malvinas, Mar del Plata, Argentina
30.04 Metropolitano, Rosario, Argentina

08.05 Teatro do Positivo, Curitiba, Brazil
10.05 Credicard Hall, São Paulo, Brazil
12.05 Citibank Hall, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
15.05 Ginásio Nilson Nelson, Brasília, Brazil
18.05 Chevrolet Hall, Recife, Brazil

Still – there are lot of gaps in the schedule.

Update: The official announcement!

ROXETTE RETURNS TO SOUTH AMERICA IN 2012

2011 has been an amazing year for Roxette with a fantastic world tour and the great success of the new album Charm School. During the first nine months of their world tour they have played to over 800,000 fans at 79 concerts in 31 countries. Next year Roxette will continue to tour in venues throughout Europe, Asia, South America and South Africa.

Due to the overwhelming response Roxette received when they visited South America earlier this year, Roxette has decided to return and in April 2012. The band will play in Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Argentina and Brazil. Tickets will be released soon.

Roxette’s album Charm School was released by EMI earlier this year. Charm School has reached the No. 1 spot in several countries. In March next year a new album called T2- Tourism 2 will be released worldwide.

Tour dates 2012
11.2 Auckland, Vector Arena (New Zeeland)
14.2 Brisbane, Entertainment Centre (Australia)
16.2 Sydney, Sydney Entertainment (Australia)
17.2 Sydney, Entertainment Centre (Australia)
18.2 Melbourne, Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
20.2 Adelaide Adelaide Entertainment Centre (Australia)
22.2 Melbourne, Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
23.2 Brisbane, Brisbane Entertainment Centre (Australia)
24.2 Brisbane, Brisbane Entertainment Centre (Australia))
25.2 Sydney, Entertainment Centre (Australia)
28.2 Perth, Challenge Stadium (Australia)
29.2 Perth, Challenge Stadium (Australia)
3.3 Jakarta, Indoor Tennis Stadium (Indonesia)
6.3 Singapore, Resorts World Convention Center (Singapore)
8.3 Hong Kong, Convention Center (Hong Kong)
17.4 Quito, Coliseo Ruminahui (Ecuador)
19.4 Bogota, Parque Simon Bolivar (Colombia)
21.4 Lima, Explanada Estadio Monumental (Peru)
24.4 Buenos Aires, Luna Park (Argentina)
26.4 Neuquen, Ruca Che (Argentina)
28.4 Mar del Plata, Polideportivo (Argentina)
30.4 Rosario, Metropolitano (Argentina)
3.5 Cordoba, Orfeo (Argentina)
5.5 Asuncion, Yacht Club (Paraguay)
8.5 Curitiba, Teatro Positivo (Brazil)
10.5 Sao Paulo, Credicard Hall (Brazil)
12.5 Rio de Janeiro, Citibank Hall (Brazil)
15.5 Brasilia, Nilson Nelson (Brazil)
18.5 Recife, Chevrolet Hall (Brazil)
3.6 Johannesburg, Coca-Cola Dome (South Africa)
5.6 Durban, ICC Durban Arena (South Africa))
8.6 Cape Town, Grand Arena (South Africa)

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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Brazilian Q&A with Per Gessle: Who knows, we might pop up in South America again

In March 2011, the RoxetteBrasil.net website asked Brazilian Roxette fans what they would like to know about the band if they could ask. Among all the questions, we chose the best ones and here they are:

ROXETTE BRASIL: First of all, thank you so much for being in Brazil again! You have made a lot of our dreams come true. How does it feel to be in Brazil after 12 years? What are your best memories of our country? What do you think about the Brazilian fans?

We certainly love to play Brazil. South America has always had a special place in our hearts. Very generous, warm and loud people. We like that!

RXBRA: November 3, 2010 was a special day for us fans, because it was the day you announced the world tour. In that morning Brazilians put Roxette in the 3rd place on the Brazilian Twitter trending topics. This, plus the worldwide excitement, made Roxette the 9th most typed word in the world that unforgettable morning. Per, you are very active in Twitter: were you surprised regarding this fact?

I was. And still am. I’m not that super active on Twitter anymore. I spend more time on Facebook (Roxette Official) these days. But I’m very proud that so many people in Brazil are waving the Rox flag very high!!!

RXBRA: Per, after all these years, what still drives you to write fantastic songs?

Thanx. I do my best. I love my work. I have great people around me who takes the time to understand my ambitions and ideas. Without them I’m sure most of my songs would sound terrible!

RXBRA: You are singing and playing some songs for many years, so when you play them, do you really feel your music as before, as the 1st time (words, melodies, emotions)? I mean do you get moved or it is something little mechanic now? Which song do you get easily moved by when you play?

Songs like “It must have been lunch” or “Listen to your heart” are almost impossible to rehearse these days. But as soon as you have the crowd in front of you, you’re filled with lots of energy and emotions. I love playing all those old songs over and over again. They seem to mean so much for people all over the world. It’s the greatest reward you can get as a writer.

RXBRA: Talking about writing, you wrote 1995 hit “You don’t understand me” in collaboration with Desmond Child. How did this happen? A lot of fans want to know if you are interested in working (writing/singing) with other famous faces. And if so, who would it be?

Desmond and I started working when he was in Sweden doing something else. The songs we wrote were not intended for Rox but Marie fell in love with You don’t understand me the first time she heard it. She wanted to sing on the demo! And it suddenly became a Roxette song. No, I’m not really that interested in writing with other people. Never was actually. But maybe I should try???

RXBRA: You said once in a former Official Roxette Fanclub interview from 1994 that there was a big lack in your life (talking about Sleeping in my car song.) So, did you already make love in the back seat of your car?

Ayayay. No secrets revealed (anymore!). Sorry.

RXBRA: Now, talking about Charm School, Brazilians agree with Clarence when he said it was one of the best Roxette albums. How many songs did you record in the process? Any chance we get to know one or two non-used songs as the next b-sides? Which is your favorite track and Marie s?

There are three, maybe four more around. Don’t know if we’re gonna use them. Marie’s fave track is “No one makes it on her own”. Mine is “I’m glad you called”. And “Way Out” because it’s hard to write songs like that at my age!!

RXBRA: After 10 years, you are back on tour with Roxette. What do you think about so many young people in your concerts? It must feel good to know your music survived all these years, right? Many young Brazilians were on diapers when you sang ‘Hello, you fool, I love you’ for the first time and now they are here singing with you.

Yea, it feels fab!!! It’s like that all over the world. I guess the music we’re making is quite timeless. We were never interested in trends that pass after a few months. We’re very old fashioned in that sense. Maybe it pays off?

RXBRA: Roxette fans always talk about the fact the band doesn’t have a proper live concert registered on DVD. Are there any chances to have a DVD from this tour? Is there any chance of some old concert to be released as well? And also, we are looking forward to seeing you on Blu-Ray!!!

Yea, we’re working on this!!!! Stay tuned!

RXBRA: At Crash! Boom! Bang! documentary, in spite of it was in Swedish and we hardly understood it, you said that you talked to your bottles of wine. (Scene from Per in his wine cellar). Do you still talk with them?

Talking to them? What a great idea! Forgot about that!

RXBRA: Now, what can you tell us about the band’s future? We know the tour might expand till the next year but, after this, things still are up to Marie or now you are back for good? Do you intend to comeback to close the Tour in South America?

It looks like the tour will expand well into 2012. Who knows, we might pop up in South America again before long. We’d love that! No promises, though! Cheers, P.

Roxette Brasil Team: Thank you Per for your kind attention with us and with all Brazilian fans! We hardly can’t wait for that! We bet all fans from South America will sold out the stages once again to see you! So, we hope to see you very soon again!

Big thanks to Danyela Etchart of RoxetteBrasil.net for sending us this interview.

“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!!!!

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World Tour 2011: Sao Paulo, Brazil – April 19 #18

Setlist

1. Dressed for Success
2. Sleeping in My Car
3. The Big L.
4. Wish I Could Fly
5. Only When I Dream
6. She’s Got Nothing on (But the Radio)
7. Perfect Day
8. Things Will Never Be the Same
9. It Must Have Been Love
10. Opportunity Nox
11. 7Twenty7
12. Fading Like a Flower
13. Stars
14. How Do You Do!
15. Dangerous
Band presentation (with “Trem das Onze”)
16. Joyride

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

20. Way Out
21. Listen to Your Heart
22. Church of Your Heart