World Tour 2012: Shanghai, China – March 14 #95

Comment from Per Gessle

Thank you Shanghai! What a wonderful way to end this Oz/Asian Tour! A beautiful crowd, singing along like never before, and a brilliant band even though both Chris and Pelle had the flu. Don’t know how they survived!!!
We certainly hope to come back to this great town before long. Now we take a short break before hitting the South American way of life! And the TRAVELLING-album is gonna see the light of day in a week or two! See y’all soon!
Cheers, P&M

“Sleeping in my car” and “Opportunity nox” were skipped on the Shanghai concert – as for the second, it was very probable authorities request as for the second – I cannot find any sexual content there… The guys oparating the spotlights apparently had a difficult time: they very often had Magnus in the spotlight instead of Per, and during the solo in 727 Christopher was in the dark all the time. Shanghai is a far more international city than Beijing, which was also clear during the concert. There was a much better athmosphere outside with many street vendors, music etc. Also there was far more singing along from the audience (IMHBL, HDYD, Johride, The Look all went fin, continuing SMT when Marie stops singing was too much asked however…).

Also there was official merchandise inside the arena, but limited to the concert poster ( €1,20 :D) and the Chinese version of the Charm school Deluxe CD (without SIMC live, €8,50). Venue very full, about 90%, so it was around 10.000. Ca 5 meters from the stage to audience, but no barriers whatsoever between the front row and the stage, allowing Per to even shake hands with fans during a song (Joyride). After 1 or 2 he had to stop though, as too many people came forward.

Setlist

01. Dressed For Success
02. The Big L.
03. Wish I Could Fly
04. Only When I Dream
05. She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio)
06. Perfect Day
07. Things Will Never Be The Same
08. It Must Have Been Love
09. 7twenty7
10. Fading Like A Flower
11. Crash!Boom!Bang!
12. How Do You Do!
13. Dangerous
Band Presentation
14. Joyride (introduced by “The moon represents my heart“)

15. Spending My Time
16. The Look
17. Listen To Your Heart
18. Church Of Your Heart

Articles

Twitpic
Pchome.net (gallery on forum)
Blogg.se
163.com (review + gallery + “Dressed for success” & “The Big L.” clips)
How Do You Do / Dangerous (clips)

Remco Verhaaf contributed to the article.

World Tour 2012: Beijing, China – March 12 #94


Comment from Per

Per doesn’t have access to Facebook in China, this is what Rox Management wrote:

Just spoke to marie & per who had a fantastic evening in Beijing. they truly enjoyed themselves on stage and the audience were absolutely enthusastic. thanks and hope to be back again. looking forward to shanghai.

Setlist

The setlist seems to be the same as in Taipei, just that “Sleeping in my car” was skipped. Roxette were requested to slightly change the lyrics for this song the last time they played in China, but they did not agree on that. This time it seems they skipped it completely, probably due to authorities request. There was at least 5 meters from the stage to the first row and according various sources from 60% to 80% tickets sold which means around 8,000 people attending the concert – the most expensive tickets were sold out, as for the cheapest ones – not all..

01. Dressed For Success
02. The Big L
03. Wish I Could Fly
04. Only When I Dream
05. She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio)
06. Perfect Day
07. Things Will Never Be The Same
08. It Must Have Been Love
09. Opportunity Nox
10. 7twenty7
11. Fading Like A Flower
12. Crash!Boom!Bang!
13. How Do You Do!
14. Dangerous
Band Presentation
15. Joyride (introduced by “The moon represents my heart“)

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

Picture of the setlist in Beijing by Eva Dahlgren.

Articles

Southcn.com
163.com
Roxette arrival to Beijing
Getty Images
Sohu.com
Sina.com.cn
Beijingdaze.com

Thanks to Remco Verhaaf, Sinclair Lin, RoxetteCafe.com for contributing to the article.

World Tour 2012: Hong Kong, China – March 8 #92

Comment from Per Gessle

Thanx HongKong-friends for making lots of noise and keeping the Rox fire burning tonight! We had a blast! See y’all next time!!!!

Hong Kong crowd - taken from LilleniHongKong blog.

Setlist (not confirmed)

01. Dressed For Success
02. Sleeping In My Car
03. The Big L
04. Wish I Could Fly
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. 7twenty7
11. Fading Like A Flower
12. Crash!Boom!Bang!
13. How Do You Do!
14. Dangerous
Band Presentation
15. Joyride (introduced by Shanghai beach)

16. Spending My Time
17. The Look

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

Articles

Yahoo (short review + photo)
MySinaBlog
LilleniHongKong
163.com
Orientaldaily

Roxette returns to Beijing after 17 years + Show in Shanghai added

As China.org.cn informs, Swedish pop music duo Roxette will play in Beijing on March 12, 2012. The show is scheduled at Beijing’s MasterCard Center. It’s the fifth Roxette’s concert in Southeast Asia afer Jakarta, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taipei concerts and glory return to this part of the world after long 17 years of waiting.

On March 14th, Roxette will play at Shanghai Grand Stage in Shanghai.

Thanks to Evgeny Perekopskiy for sending this news.