World Tour 2011: Barcelona, Spain – November 19 #74

Comment from Per Gessle

Barcelona! What can we say! Always a pleasure! Thanx for making this concert such an epic memory!! Already!!! Cheers, P.

And later on, after he met some fans at the airport

Greetings from the airport in Barcelona. Phew – it’s warm here in the lounge!!!! Just want to say thanks to all you guys + dolls who I met earlier while trying to check in. I know that yesterday was your last gig with The Roxers for a while. Thanks for your support + keeping us on our toes. We will certainly miss you in the front row! See y’all next year!!! Keep it up!!!! Cheers, P.

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. Opportunity Nox
11. 7twenty7
12. Fading Like A Flower (Every Time You Leave)
13. Crash! Boom! Bang!
14. How Do You Do!
15. Dangerous
Band presentation
16. Joyride (introduced with “El cant del Barça”, the FC Barcelona anthem)

17. Spending My Time
18. The Look

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

Miscs

The concert was initially scheduled in a smaller venue and was moved to Palau Sant Jordi around Summer due to the huge demand (and that, with zero publicity about the concert!). I however don’t know official numbers, I would say about 6,000?

“Soul Deep” and “Watercolours in the Rain” were dropped off the setlist again.

Fans organised to hold printed A4 sheets with the word “TACK!” on it (thanks Claudia!) when Roxette came back to play “Spending my time”, action which left all of them on stage speechless.

Christoffer played the FC Barcelona hymn as intro for Joyride and got everybody (or at least 90%) to sing the song along… Barça, Barça, Barça! The big surprise was to come though, Marie appeared on stage wearing FC Barcelona t-shirt with #10, Messi. Which made the Barcelonistas go crazy.

This time the famous Spanish fans wore viking helmets, which the band ended up wearing during “Church of your Heart”.

Videos and articles

Per has uploaded some videos on Roxette Official.

Ara
VilaWeb
Music TV
Nacio Digital

Limited CD and DVD package edition to be released in South Africa

Published on March 15, 2011:

According to MediaUpdate, EMI Music South Africa is going to release a Roxette CD and DVD package to celebrate the band’s upcoming concerts in Cape Town and Sun City.

This exclusive package will be released on April 11 and will only be available until end of September. This “Best of Roxette CD and DVD” limited edition will contain the duo’s greatest hits such as “Dressed For Success”, “The Look” or “Joyride”. In total 20 hits will be included in the CD and 37 videos in the DVD.

Originally Roxette was going to play 1 concert in Cape Town and 1 in Sun City, but due to the huge demand, 2 more dates were added per city. 4 out of 6 concerts are sold out already.

Also on other news websites: MIO

Update April 15th:

Here is the cover and the set list of the pack. All in all, the package comes with 20 songs and 37 videos.

Thanks Fabio!!

CD:

01. One Wish
02. The Look
03. Dressed For Success
04. Listen To Your Heart
05. Dangerous
06. It Must Have Been Love
07. Joyride
08. Fading Like A Flower
09. Spending My Time
10. How Do You Do!
11. Almost Unreal
12. Sleeping In My Car
13. Crash! Boom! Bang!
14. Run To You
15. Wish I Could Fly
16. Stars
17. The Centre Of The Heart
18. Milk And Toast And Honey
19. A Thing About You
20. Reveal

DVD:

01. A Thing About You
02. It Must Have Been Love
03. Listen To Your Heart
04. Fading Like A Flower
05. Spending My Time

Read moreLimited CD and DVD package edition to be released in South Africa

Additional tour dates in Germany in Autumn!

Live Nation has sent out the first dates of the additional dates which will be added to the Roxette World Tour 2011. The dates are, so far, for Germany and Spain (already known) only.

“The concerts have been great so far,” tells Per Gessle. “Marie and the band are in top form and the response of the audience has been incredible. And it is also great that the new album has been received like this. We are very happy and look forward to this exciting year!”

2011.10.13 – TUI Arena – Hannover, Germany
2011.10.14 – Gerry Weber Stadion – Halle (Westfalen), Germany
2011.10.16 – SAP Arena – Mannheim, Germany
2011.10.17 – Schleyerhalle – Stuttgart, Germany
2011.10.19 – König-Pilsner Arena – Oberhausen, Germany
2011.10.24 – O2-World – Berlin, Germany
2011.10.25 – O2-World – Hamburg, Germany
2011.10.27 – Arena Nürnberg – Nuremberg, Germany
2011.11.18 – Palacio Vistalegre – Madrid, Spain – pre-sale starts March 16, normal sale March 18
2011.11.19 – Sant Jordi Club – Barcelona, Spain – pre-sale starts March 16, normal sale March 18

Information about ticket sales in Germany is still not available.

In addition, apparently Live Nation Spain has cancelled the Golden Ring tickets which were announced last week, so currently only the normal tickets (49 EUR) are listed on the website.

More dates to come, hopefully in other countries and Stockholm too! For the complete tour agenda so far, visit our World Tour 2011 page!

Update: Tickets for Germany will go on sale this Friday, March 18 at 9 in the morning.

A short note about releases: The interest in the countries where “Charm School” hasn’t been released yet is very high. However, the album won’t contain the same track list in all countries. For example, China has forbidden Roxette to release “Sleeping In My Car” due to the sexual content. Therefore the live version of this song, which is included in the Deluxe version of “Charm School”, will be excluded.

More dates in Europe and other countries to be added to the Roxette World Tour 2011

In addition to the 2 dates in Spain, which were announced on Friday, we are expecting the rest of the tour dates to be announced in short. Per Gessle mentioned in various interviews in February that 25 more dates would be added to the tour.

Just like in November, when the tour was announced, Per Gessle told via his Facebook website that there would be more news “on March 14th.” However, yesterday afternoon he wrote this update:

No big press release today due to circumstances beyond our control. Anyway, between you and me, it was all about a six-week extension of the Rox tour, taking place between X and Y. More info will follow shortly I’m sure.

Cheers, P.

These are the dates we know so far:

– 16 October – Mannheim, Germany (not confirmed!!)
– 18 November – Madrid, Spain – tickets go on pre-sale March 16th and normal sale on March 18th.
– 19 November – Barcelona, Spain -tickets go on pre-sale March 16th and normal sale on March 18th.

World Tour 2011: Vilnius, Lithuania – March 14 #07

We need your help. The whole Roxette World Tour 2011 will be covered with such topics. If you find something connected with this particular part of the tour, post it in the comment section and we will add it to the article. Thanks for your help and cooperation!

So far we have a lot of material for each concert so we will keep on adding an article per concert.

Vilnius, Lithuania, March 14th

Setlist

Photos and articles

Article about the concert on 15min.lt (Lithuanian) |  Interview with Per Gessle on Zebra.lt | Pictures of Roxette arriving in Lithuania

Videos

VIDEO AND AUDIO BOOTLEG

By 200Katinu: Wish I Could Fly

By TheDimacheban: How Do You Do! until Joyride.

By Julemanas1234: Fading Like A Flower

By Onlypinkcolours: Joyride (bad quality)

By Senizzs: Dressed For Success

By Rengrb: It Must Have Been Love

By jcorrius: Dressed For Success, The Big L, It Must Have Been Love, Fading Like A Flower, How Do You Do! and Dangerous, Joyride, The Look, She’s Got Nothing On

Misc
10,000 people in the audiance – the second show with standing places in front of the stage.

Roxette rehearsed “Stars” in the sound check. Three times!