Is Danish concert cancelled or postponed?

On Friday afternoon people who bought tickets for Danish Brondby Roxette concert on July 21 were informed that this particular show is cancelled due to “logistical problems”. Here is the message:

Due to logistical problems on Roxettes tour, we will unfortunately have to cancel the concert at the cricket ground at Brøndby Stadium on 21 July. Refund: If your tickets are purchased by credit card via www.billetnet.dk so the money will automatically be returned to your account.

The same day the official statement was published on the Roxette Official Facebook page, where Roxette claim this concert is not cancelled – only postponed due to problems with transport of equipment from Romanian city of Cluj to Copenhagen in just two days.

Dear friends, unfortunately we have to postpone our upcoming Copenhagen-show (Criketbanan, Brondby July 21) due to logistic issues. As you know we’re in Cluj July 19 and it turned out be a nightmare to get all our gear to Denmark in time. We don’t like to do things like this and we’ll try to re-schedule and get a new date asap. Sold tickets will, of course, be re-funded. Have a wonderful weekend, y’all.

It’s the fifth Roxette show being on sale cancelled during 2010-2012 tour – including Anderstorp (2010), Tallinn (2011), Auckland (2012), Asuncion (2012) and Brondby (2012). Two first gigs were happilly rescheduled to other dates, both Tallinn & Auckland cancelled due to Marie and Per’s illnesses. Mexico (2011) & Bogota (2012) were removed from the tour’s schedule before even tickets went on sale.

World Tour 2011: Horsens, Denmark – November 5 #70

Comment from Per Gessle

Awrite! Horsens, Denmark – We Luv You! Great Saturday night! Thanx for making this happen! Awopbopaloobop!

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 (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 ” “)

18. Watercolours in the rain
19. Spending My Time
20. The Look

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

Articles

BT.dk (review)
Gaffa.dk (review)
Gaffa.dk (gallery)
Hsfo.dk (review)

Denmark gets the second gig this year

After successful Copenhagen concert at Tivoli amusement part in front of 25,000 people in July, Roxette is going to perform in Denmark for the second time this year. Roxette will play in Forum Horsens Arena (currently known as CASA Arena Horsens) on Saturday, 5th November. Around 10,000 tickets will go on sale on Thursday 7 am, 25th August.

It is one of two concerts that were revealed by mistake earlier this year in the very first Roxette newsletter. There is still no confirmation of the Finnish gig.

Source: Live Nation

Thanks to Evgeny Perekopskiy for this information.

World Tour 2011: Copenhagen, Denmark – July 22 #49

Comment from Per Gessle

Wonderful wonderful Copenhagen! Remember that song? What a splendid act of ScandinavianTogetherness we all took part of last nite (with a little help from the rest of the world). A superb WeatherGod fixed the perfect setting for this b-ful crowd of 25500 to enjoy themselves + this humble group of jesters called Roxette. Thanx every1 for making this such a great evening! We had a blast! Off today. Home turf tomorrow!

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. It Must Have Been Love
09. Opportunity nox
10. 7twenty7
11. Fading Like A Flower (Every Time You Leave)
12. How Do You Do!
13. Dangerous
Band presentation
14. Joyride (introduced with “Champaign Gallop”)

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

Thanks to Evgeny Perekopskiy for this informtion.

Misc

The only concert on this tour where there was no ‘real’ ticket for the entry – only a pass for the Tivoli Park.

Tickets for inner circle available for Roxette’s concert in Denmark

As you know, there are no tickets on sale for the concert of Roxette in Tivoli, Copenhagen (Denmark) on July 22nd. All you need to attend the concert is to buy a ticket to enter the amusement park that very same day.

However, Tivoli has now released tickets for “inner circle” which can be purchased in advance and give you the chance to see the concert from the first rows. According to Tivoli’s website, the Fredagsrock inner cirle is an exclusive area in front of the stage where you can see the performing artists very close. This inner circle is available for 3 concerts: Aqua, Roxette and Nik & Jay.

The good news are: the ticket costs only 125 DKK (or 100 DKK if you have a Tivoli season card) and can be bought online. You will get the ticket including a barcode per email, which you’ll have to print out on A4 and bring to the inner circle to be let in. After the barcode is read, you’ll get a special wristband so can go in and out of this circle. This circle will open at 19:00 (concert starts at 22:00).

Please note: You need a ticket to enter Tivoli as well, which costs 95 DKK (note that you need a ticket for July-September!!) or the season pass.

Sales started on March 21st.

Marilyn Driessen contributed to this article.

Tour 2010: Smukfest Skanderborg, August 8

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Setlist

* Dressed For Success
* Sleeping In My Car
* The Big L
* Wish I Could Fly
* She Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
* 7Twenty7
* It Must Have Been Love
* Silver Blue
* Fading Like A Flower
* How Do You Do
* Dangerous
* Joyride Joyride
Extra:
* Listen To Your Heart
* The Look
* Church Of Your Heart

Fan stories

Gabba77: May the devil take Google Translate – and all of you guys would not had read these horrible reviews…
But I was there and I must say that I was really surprised about the big interest for the concert. I had thought that there would probably be 10-15 hardcore fans who would insist on being in the front row and then a lot of curious people who would like just to be there to see this famous duo Roxette.
But 2 hours before the concert I realized I was wrong. There were a lot of fans. People from Germany, Sweden, England, Argentina, Peru and Denmark of course. But not only the fans – everybody wanted a place up front.
It also really surprised me that people seemed to know all the lyrics. I stood among some people with an age of about 20 years – (They were not what we call fans.) They had hardly learned to speak as Joyride was released. But they sang along on all the songs – not only Joyride, LTYH, The Look & IMHBL that you hear on the radio from time to time. But they also knew the lyrics of songs like Fading Like A Flower & Dangerous which you never hear on the radio here.
I had never dreamt that so many people with a Roxette passion were hiding here in Denmark. What a nice surprice!
The reviwer from Gaffa.dk writes that he has been writing several hundreds of music reviews during the last ten years and he has never before experienced such an enthusiastic audience as met Roxette at Smukfest.
It is a big shame that it seems that nobody recorded the moment that Roxette entered the stage and started playing Dressed For Success – it simply does not get any bigger!
What a thrill, what blessing what a big moment – Hallelujah!

Videos

HD clips by MusicDKMan (Joyride, 7Twenty7, The Look, Fading like a flower, How do you do!) | Listen to your heart (by Momse1, has Fading as well) | It must have been love (by AiCStrange2508) | Church of your heart (by stinasveske) | The Look (by pnordentoft) | It must have been love (by metalmickeydk) | How do you do! (by metalmickeydk) | Silver Blue (by 1977browneyedgirl) | The Look part I (by Lurirox, has The Look II + Church as well) | Dressed for success (by MacGyverBurger)

Photos

Smukfest gallery

Roxette’s comments

Thanx for a great weekend!!! Sundsvall was pretty shaky just like a PREMIERE should be!!! The Smuk festival last nite was really really awesome. I’m so proud to be part of this!!!! /Per

it looks like it’s gonna be around 20.000 on Saturday. And almost 30.000 last night. There is a God. / Per

And over 16.000 two days ago… hmmm… forgot that…. Getting spoiled I guess / Per

Official videos

Smukfest report

Media reports

Ugly reviews: Ibyen.dk | Ekstra Bladet | Horsens Folkeblad | TV2 VIP
Fairly nice review: Gaffa | So-so review: Nordjyske.dk

Trivia

Close to 30,000 people in front of Roxette’s stage!

Smukkaste Festival 2010 ticket, Denmark.

Roxette will perform on Smukkaste Festival on its last day – Sunday, August 8th. In 2009 over 45,000 people attended this event making it the second biggest festival in Denmark just after Roskilde. We do not know the exact time when Roxette will hit the stage, but we encourage all the readers to purchase the ticket for at least one day here (650 DKK + fees). In the meantime you can see how the ticket for this festival looks like:

Thanks to Petra Osifova from Czech Republic.

Roxette on Skanderborg Festival in Denmark

Roxette will play on Smukfest (also know as Skanderborg Music Festival). The festival will take place between August 4th and 8th in a beech forest in the vicinity of Skanderborg. It has given it the name “Denmark’s Most Beautiful Festival” (Danmarks Smukkeste Festival). Roxette is the second international artist that was revealed today – British Placebo also will be there.

According to Smufest’s press release there will be two gigs in Sweden. I do not know if it’s a mistake or a typo.

In 2009, Skanderborg Festival was held for the 30th time and is today the second largest festival in Denmark after Roskilde. The festival gatheres more than 45,000 people for the concerts, including 8,500 workers, most of them volunteers.

Source: Smukfest, Ekstra Bladet, Wikipedia

Update: According to TDR Roxette will play on August 8.