Roxette XXX Tour – Melbourne, Australia – February 20 – #20

Some hours before showtime Per promised ”hitting Melbourne hard tonite”. And they did! Most Roxers who attended several gigs during the New Zealand – Australia leg of the tour said this concert was the best so far. We hear it quite often when it comes to Roxette, don’t we? Even those who saw them at the same venue almost exactly 3 years ago said tonight was something more special. I tend to believe them.

Marie again decided to be sitting during the whole show, so one could be very sure about the fact that her singing would be extra sensational. She sings her heart & soul out gig by gig. Per and the band were also full of energy and rocked the stage, acting a lot, paying a lot of attention to Marie. The crowd loved every minute and showed how to party, standing and dancing from the very beginning instead of sitting in their seats. They also knew the lyrics well enough to sing along each and every song.

Many in the crowd mentioned this is how a band should sound live and Roxette should teach other groups how to do it right. It’s oh so true!

There was no change in the setlist vs. the last 2 concerts.

Per & Marie & Co. about the outstanding concert:

MELBOURNE GIG SUMMARY. We had an unforgettable evening tonite. Thanx for showing up all you 9000 Roxers. i know you had a good time judging by your faces + the noise you made singing!!!! Truly fantastic. What a lovely Friday! Lots of love from P&M&Co.

Next gig is on Saturday (21st February) in Yarra Valley (A Day on the Green), Australia. A big part of tonight’s Rod Laver Arena party Roxers will probably show up also at Rochford Wines to see the band again.

During the concert, the number of InstaRoxers became 1000. In case you are not following Roxette on Instagram yet, click here to reach their account that was created only a week ago or look for @realroxette on insta.

 

Articles and photos

Instagram: 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12;

Carbie Warbie (photos); more photos from CW
amnplify.com.au (photos)
theage.com.au (review)
rockclub40.ning.com (review + beautiful photos)
amnplify.com.au (review)
thedwarf.com.au (review + 60 beauty shots)
stkildanews.com (review with 1 photo)

 

Videos

Sleeping In My Car
Spending My Time

Instavideos:
Crash! Boom! Bang!
Fading Like A Flower
How Do You Do!
Joyride
The Look
Marie & Per waving goodbye

 

Setlist

Roxette_in_Melbourne
Pic by 39helene

Sleeping In My Car
The Big L.
Stars
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
Dangerous
Joyride

Extra:
Almost Unreal
Listen To Your Heart
The Look

World Tour 2012: Melbourne #1 Video Bootleg

Here it comes – the very first video booleg from World Tour 2012 recorded by Aussie Fan who wants to stay anonymous – anyway we say big thank you for doing this and sharing your recordings.

If you don’t know what has happened during the first night in Melbourne, check here. Below you’ll find 13-part concert – download each part and then try to unzip it into one folder. Files were zipped by 7zip programme.

Roxette.Melbourne.Australia.2012.02.18.DVD.zip.001
Roxette.Melbourne.Australia.2012.02.18.DVD.zip.002
Roxette.Melbourne.Australia.2012.02.18.DVD.zip.003
Roxette.Melbourne.Australia.2012.02.18.DVD.zip.004
Roxette.Melbourne.Australia.2012.02.18.DVD.zip.005
Roxette.Melbourne.Australia.2012.02.18.DVD.zip.006
Roxette.Melbourne.Australia.2012.02.18.DVD.zip.007
Roxette.Melbourne.Australia.2012.02.18.DVD.zip.008
Roxette.Melbourne.Australia.2012.02.18.DVD.zip.009
Roxette.Melbourne.Australia.2012.02.18.DVD.zip.010
Roxette.Melbourne.Australia.2012.02.18.DVD.zip.011
Roxette.Melbourne.Australia.2012.02.18.DVD.zip.012
Roxette.Melbourne.Australia.2012.02.18.DVD.zip.013

World Tour 2012: Melbourne, Australia – February 22 #85

Comment from Per Gessle

Supergig tonite in Melbourne. You made us feel very welcome! Cheers from The Vikings!

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. Things Will Never Be The Same
09. It Must Have Been Love
10. Opprotunity Nox
11. 7Twenty7
12. Fading Like A Flower
13. Crash!Boom!Bang!
14. How Do You Do!
15. Dangerous
Band Presentation
16. Joyride (introduced with “Waltzing Matilda”)

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

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

Thanks to Evgeny Perekopskiy for letting us know.

Articles

Noise11.com (‘Roxette put respect back into pop’)
Digging A Hole (‘Basically, we were witness to one of the finest bands in their field’)

World Tour 2012: Melbourne, Australia – February 18 #83

Comment from Per Gessle

Superb evening at the Rod Laver Arena. Thanx for showing up and having a ball! See ya again next Wednesday!

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. 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 with “Waltzing Matilda”)

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

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

Articles

Herald Sun (review)
Lens of Rock (gallery)
The Aussie Word (review)
East13Photography (gallery)
Tonedeaf (gallery)

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 Ticketek.co.au 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!

Register your details and be amongst the first to hear about any Roxette tour updates and announcements!

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!

World Tour 2012: Roxette to rock Melbourne on 18th February

As it is Sunday in Australia already, so we have a glimpse of what Australian fans will be able to read in tomorrow’s edition of Herald Sun – there is an interview with Per Gessle and – yes – another concert announcement – this time Melbourne for 18th February, 2012.

“I’m a melody guy,” Per says. “I’ve tried to experiment with beats and grooves and basslines, but at the end of the day, I don’t feel comfortable with it. It’s just in my nature.”

Today, 25 years after their first single was released, Roxette are overseeing a few hits of their own. They are on a world tour that will play to one million people and reaches Australia in February.

“I think Marie needed to do Roxette to prove she can do it,” Gessle says. “She is a survivor and this is a big victory for her. I see every week of this tour how she grows and gets more confident.

>> Roxette, Rod Laver Arena, February 18. Book it: 132 849 (from August 29).

We were also informed that there is a chance for Perth and Brisbane concerts. Stay tuned for more confirmations!

Thanks to Celestte Thistlethwayte for this information.