Roxette XXX Tour – Dublin, Ireland (3Arena) – June 1 – #36

Last time Roxette performed in Dublin was 3 years ago and they played at the same arena which was called The O2 Arena back then. The show was one of the best gigs during that world tour according to those who attended it. Even if Irish people came late to the venue last night, no stressing about the front row at the anyway quite small standing area, the arena was fully packed already by the time Eskobar got on stage.

Just some minutes before showtime Per posted the crowd pic. We were afraid he would miss the start of the concert while being busy on Facebook, but he made it to the stage in time and they all kicked ass with Sleeping In My Car. Mr. Left Leg Stomper was in top form and Ms. Marie also enjoyed the show to the full, as well as all band members who were wearing a hat and those without a hat.

The crowd was loud and it wasn’t necessary to ask them to sing along. They loved the setlist and sang along all songs happily by themselves. Great atmosphere, rocking band, noise-making crowd. What else could you ask for? Some balloons maybe? Oh yeah. No surprise there were balloons during Joyride, but it’s always much fun when they get close to Per. Now he picked up one landing in the front part of the stage and threw it back to the crowd when they came back for the extra songs. See it in this video.

At the end of the concert someone threw a bra on stage. Magnus picked it up and handed it over to Per. Mr. G took it and when he saw what it was he gave it right back. LOL. Poor guy. 😉 You can see it at the end of this The Look video.

Per’s long and meaningful post after the show:

DUBLIN UPDATE: Oh the land of Guiness and U2. It’s always a pleasure being here. Truly fantastic evening at the 3 Arena (last time we were here it was called O2 Arena, the first time around it was The Point… what’s happening to this world?).

Beautiful crowd tonite + a decent band, we certainly had a good time. Hope you enjoyed it too, folks!

Chris sneeked in both Jailbreak and Dirty Old Town as well as the Irish Rover. Well done, professor O’Lundquist! Next stop: Trondheim, Norway. Cheers, P.

Now comes a little break until the next gig, which is on 13th June in Trondheim, Norway. That is a sold out show by the way.


Articles and photos

Instagram & Twitter: 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6;


Sleeping In My Car
It Must Have Been Love
How Do You Do!
Listen To Your Heart

Sleeping In My Car
Cuts from SIMC and The Big L.
If you know the lyrics…
Crash! Boom! Bang!
How Do You Do!
It Must Have Been Love



Pic by Tony Burke Jnr

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
Watercolours In The Rain / Paint
Fading Like A Flower
How Do You Do!
It Must Have Been Love
Dressed For Success

Listen To Your Heart
The Look


Thanx for your cooperation, Nina Wolfframm!

World Tour 2012: Dublin, Ireland – July 9 #119

Comment from Per Gessle

Dublin! Outstanding & amazing crowd! Thanx everyone for making tonight a very special evening indeed. We loved every second!!!!! See y’all soon!!!! Dublin! Yes!


01. Dressed For Success
02. Sleeping In My Car
03. The Big L.
04. Spending My Time
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. Opportunity Nox
11. 7Twenty7
12. Fading Like a Flower
13. Crash Boom Bang
14. How Do You Do!
15. Dangerous
Band presentation
16. Joyride

17. Listen To Your Heart
18. The Look
19. Church Of Your Heart

Please note that no 5 on the setlist on the left is a joke name for new “Stars” intro that could be translated as “Clarence’s vulgare symphonic rock party” 🙂

Articles and photos

CozyCot (gallery)
Setlist – Damien O’Donohoe
Photo of the crowd

Roxette to perform in Dublin, Ireland

We’ll certainly be listening to our hearts come July when pop duo Roxette are coming to Dublin for a headline show. Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle who are Roxette have enjoyed an excellent world tour in 2011 and success with their new album ‘Charm School‘ and have played to over 800,000 fans at 79 concerts in 31 countries.

This world tour continues into 2012 with Roxette playing Australia, Asia, South America, South Africa, Europe which includes a date at The O2, Dublin on July 9th 2012.

Tickets for the show at The O2 cost €44.05 inclusive of booking fee and will be going on sale Friday 27th January at 9am

Thanks to Evgeny for informing about this news.