Roxette XXX Tour – Brisbane, Australia – February 10 – #17

Per posted after the gig:

BRISBANE UPDATE: Yea! Great crowd + band set in party mode = can’t go wrong! First show on the Oz tour is history. Thanx everyone for showing up. See y’all soon again. Now we move to Perth for a while. Badabam again on Saturday! Cheers, P.


Articles and photos

Twitter: 1, Instagram: 1, 2, 3 (review) (review) (photos)
Katherine O’Malley photos
77 Photography



Crush On You

Pic by Tracey Davidson

Dressed for success
It must have been love



Sleeping In My Car
The Big L.
Spending My Time
Crash! Boom! Bang!
Crush On You
She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio)
The Heart Shaped Sea
Perfect Day
Almost Unreal
How Do You Do!
It Must Have Been Love
Dressed For Success

Watercolours In The Rain / Paint
Listen To Your Heart
The Look

Roxette is #2 on Billboard Boxscore chart

It’s the second time that Roxette enters Billboard Boxscore chart that shows the concert with the biggest gross sales. As not every concert is reported to Billboard, we get those pieces of information randomly. This time Live Nation decided to go out with two Brisbane concerts. It gave Roxette #2 position in the chart.

Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Brisbane, Australia
Feb. 14-24, 2012
Gross Sales: $1,621,670
Attend: 16,625
Prices: $117.92, $96.50

World Tour 2012: Brisbane, Australia – February 24 #86

Comment from Per Gessle

Brisbane #2! Most wonderful event! Thanx everyone for singing along. The band was in high spirits, beautiful crowd. Love to come back!!!!!


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. Opprotunity Nox
11. Fading Like A Flower
12. Crash!Boom!Bang!
13. How Do You Do!
14. Dangerous
Band Presentation
15. Joyride (introduced with “Waltzing Matilda”)

16. Silver blue
17. Spending My Time
18. The Look

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

Thanks to Evgeny Perekopskiy for letting us know.

World Tour 2012: Brisbane, Australia – February 14 #80

Picture: Adam Smith Source: The Courier-Mail
Picture: Adam Smith Source: The Courier-Mail

Comment from Per Gessle

Superb gig in Brisbane. Thanx everyone for your support and for waiting all these years!!! Home vids in a while!


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. Crash! Boom! Bang!
14. How Do You Do!
15. Dangerous
Band presentation
16. Joyride (introduced with “Waltzing Matilda”)

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

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


The 80th show of the 2011/2012 world tour was the first show for new background singer Dea Norberg.
The stage design is the same as in the 2011 autumn leg of the tour.

Articles and photos

Twitter/Instagram-photos from fans

The Courier Mail: Full house for Roxette’s trip down memory lane

Photos from xpose on Facebook

Pics on

Pics from Gerry_Rocks on Flickr

Pics on Lifemusicmedia


Perfect day

Twitter response from fans:

@catcol59: Just saw roxette at Brisbane.worth the money
@stokegriff: Just saw the set list from the Brisbane Roxette show. Plenty of crap songs in there. Kinda wish I was going…
@blu17: Roxette was awesome. Can’t believe they last played in Brisbane in 1995!!!
@ladifabulous: Still buzzin from the Roxette concert but must go to sleep!
@Troyzee: Roxette, you still rock! Great night!
@SponsorshipGuru: Roxette in concert really brought back great 80s memories. Shame she can’t seem to hit the big notes anymore. Still had a great time!

Third Brisbane date was a mistake

It turned out that the latest press release about new South American tour dates included a mistake – not concerning any of the Latin America concerts though.

We got reply from Live Nation Austriala & New Zealand that the third Brisbane date on February 23, 2012 is incorrect and “it’s very unlikely to see any further concert” there.

100,000 tickets sold Down-Under – two new shows, Perth dates rescheduled

Live Nation Australia & New Zealand has added two more shows in Australia on its website. In addition, the two shows in Perth have been rescheduled and are now end of February.

Per Gessle was interviewed by Cameron Adams for Herald Sun

Nobody really wanted to tour us in Australia, eventually we found someone who was interested. I think we’ve sold more than 100,000 tickets in Australia so far. We’re very surprised by the reception for this tour all over the world. Suddenly we’re playing big arenas all over again, it’s mindblowing.

With these additions and changes the Australian leg of the tour looks like this at the moment:

Feb 14, 2012 – Brisbane
Feb 16, 2012 – Sydney 1
Feb 17, 2012 – Sydney 2 – sold out
Feb 18, 2012 – Melbourne – sold out
Feb 20, 2012 – Adelaide
Feb 22, 2012 – Melbourne – Pre-sale start on Sept 19th, on sale from Sept 22nd (TV-ad)
Feb 24, 2012 – Brisbane – Pre-sale start on Sept 19th, on sale from Sept 22nd (TV-ad)
Feb 28, 2012 – Perth – moved
Feb 29, 2012 – Perth – moved

David Rezmann contributed to this article.

Read more100,000 tickets sold Down-Under — two new shows, Perth dates rescheduled

Brisbane and Melbourne close to sold-out

Live Nation Australia & New Zealand has opened a new waitlist on for those who are interested in additional concerts in Brisbane and Melbourne. According to our information, these two gigs are really close to be announced as sold-outs. The similar waitlist was started back in August when tickets for the very first Sydney show were snapped up in record time. So it seems that six concerts in Australia is not the end of Roxette’s charm tour down there.

Missed out on tickets to Summer’s hottest concert?

If you are a Roxette fan and want to see another Brisbane or Melbourne concert added to the tour, show your interest and waitlist now!

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New TV ads for Australian tour

Live Nation Australia & New Zealand on its Facebook page has published 5 new TV ads for Australian Roxette tour. You might remember the first ad for the very first Sydney concert which we published here few weeks ago. Have a look here for more:

Feb 14 – Brisbane

Feb 17 – Sydney 2

Feb 18 – Melbourne

Feb 20 – Adelaide

Feb 23 – Perth

Six shows in five cities – 2012 Down-under Tour confirmed

As we have informed before, all major Australian cities will get its Roxette concert February 2012. Live Nation Australia & New Zealand has just announced the final schedule for Roxette.

It seems us Aussies just can’t get enough of Roxette – the Swedish duo have just added a heap of new dates to their 2012 tour Down Under!

Fans of the 80s band who missed out on tickets to their sold out show in Sydney have been given another chance to see Marie Freriksson and Per Gessle live in action.

The ‘Joyride’ singers were originally supposed to come over for just one performance on Friday February 17 at the Sydney Entertainment Centre, but due to popular demand they’ve now added a stack of other shows at venues across the country as well as an additional Sydney date!

MTV CLASSIC Presents Roxette

Tuesday February 14 – Entertainment Centre, Brisbane

Thursday February 16 – Entertainment Centre, Sydney

Friday February 17 – Entertainment Centre, Sydney (SOLD OUT)

Saturday February 18 – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

Monday February 20 – Entertainment Centre, Adelaide

Thursday February 23 – Challenge Stadium, Perth

There are rumours that Roxette will also play in New Zealand. More info will follow!