Roxette XXX Tour – Perth, Australia – February 14 – #18

Many thought it was a good idea to go and see Roxette on 14th Feb, so Perth Arena was quite packed. The band proved it was the best way the crowd could spend their Valentine’s Day. Marie changed the tiger pattern jacket she was wearing in Brisbane for a white jacket and she had a pair of very hot pants on. Even if it seemed to be a bad leg day for her (she was sitting during 2/3 of the show), her performance was still so powerful and one could realize again she’s such an inspiration. The band made the whole audience jump up from their seats and dance, as well as sing along loudly.

There were changes in the setlist. Fading Like A Flower just had to be back, since it has always been a huge hit in Australia. Almost Unreal stayed on the setlist though and came as the first extra song. Perfect Day was sadly left out and Watercolours In The Rain / Paint was performed at its place instead. 7Twenty7 wasn’t played.

Per shared their view on the show right after it had ended:

PERTH! Yes. Wonderful gig in wonderful Perth. Thanx everyone for singing along and showing some serious boogie-moves this hot Saturday! See you next time, dears!!!! Cheers from P&M&Co

Next gig is on Tuesday (17th February) in Adelaide, Australia.

 

Articles and photos

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

Colosoul (photos by Henry Whitehead Imaging)
watoday.com.au (review)
amnplify.com.au (review)
justincawthorne.com (review)

 

Videos

Spending My Time
It Must Have Been Love, Dressed For Success, Dangerous
Joyride, Almost Unreal, Listen To Your Heart
It Must Have Been Love: 1; 2
How Do You Do!
Dressed For Success
Crush On You, She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio): 1; 2
Joyride: 1; 2
The Look
Listen To Your Heart

Instavideos:
The Look: 1; 2
Fading Like A Flower

 

Setlist

Roxette_in_Perth
Pic by Kimchichick

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: Perth, Australia – February 29 #89

Comment from Per Gessle

Oh Yeah!!!! What a way to finish the Oz Tour! Super gig tonite in Perth. What a lovely crowd! What a lovely band! Thanx everyone for helping us out making this tour such an enormous success!!! We’d love to come back!!!!!!

Setlist
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 with “Waltzing Matilda”)

16. Spending My Time
17. The Look

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

World Tour 2012: Perth, Australia – February 28 #88

Comment from Per Gessle

Thank you Perth!!! Fab sweaty show tonite! Great crowd! Splendido band! See y’all tomorrow!

Setlist

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 with “Waltzing Matilda”)

16. Spending My Time
17. The Look

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

Thanks to Evgeny for sharing this.

Articles

Getty Images
Cozycot (gallery)
Perth Now (review)
Yahoo (review)

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

Second date for Perth

Live Nation Australia & New Zealand informs:

Roxette announce second Perth show on Friday February 24 due to colossal demand! Tix on sale 9am today through Ticketmaster!!

And have a look at Per’s comment on the Roxette Official Facebook page

Looks like we’ve sold over 45.000 tcts in Oz already. Stunning! Thanx everyone for making this happen!

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!