Roxette 30th Anniversary Tour: Rostov-on-Don, Russia – November 14 – #8

Roxette performed at Rostov-on-Don’s Sports Palace tonight. They met a loud crowd there and made everyone sweat on and off stage. Per was so much on a high he even stormed over Christoffer’s mic stand. Dea was fast enough to catch it and Jakob Johnzén (Christoffer’s technician) rushed up to the stage to set everything back to normal. You can see this action in the Joyride video (at about 3:30) taken by Tiina Pitkänen. During Christoffer’s intro to Joyride, Dea and Magnus did a warmly welcomed dance.

The plush toy koala, whose name is still unknown was watching the gig from next to Pelle’s drum again. As we mentioned in our post yesterday, it’s there since the 2nd show (Khabarovsk). As Evgeny Perekopskiy told us, a fan threw it to the stage in Vladivostok when Marie and Per were leaving after the show ended. We know about another plush toy kept as a talisman on stage during the tour in Brazil in 2011. It was a pink bunny. Thanks for helping us to find it, Bianca Martins Cappelletti.

The concert started with an appr. half an hour delay, again because of poor organization at the venue. So the setlist was shorter this time, too.

Per’s thoughts after the gig:

ROSTOV ON DON UPDATE: Fab gig tonite. Super lovely crowd and a very relaxed band. Hot + sweaty = we like it like that! >Thanx everyone for making so much noise!!! /P.

Next gig is on Sunday (16th November) in Krasnodar.

 

Articles and photos

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

Andrey Borodulin’s photos
donnews.ru
rostovnadonu.bezformata.ru
Inna Inna’s photos

 

Videos

Sleeping In My Car
It Must Have Been Love
Joyride
Various

 

Setlist

Roxette_in_Rostov-on-Don
Photo by Lena Tünina. Taken from Instagram.

Sleeping In My Car
The Big L.
Stars
Spending My Time
Crash! Boom! Bang!
Real Sugar
She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio)
The Heart Shaped Sea
Watercolours In The Rain
Fading Like A Flower
How Do You Do!
7Twenty7
It Must Have Been Love
Dressed For Success
Dangerous
Joyride

Extra:
Listen To Your Heart
The Look

 

Roxette 30th Anniversary Tour: Saratov, Russia – November 12 – #7

While Roxers were busy with all the pre-sale stress, hunting for the best seats at the seated shows, buying their tickets for the European leg of the tour in 2015, the 7th concert was held in Saratov tonight. The show was in a very small, cozy venue. According to a police report there were a bit more than 2000 people. The gig started appr. 1 hour later than planned. As fans informed, it was again because of poor organization. People had to wait for long at the entrance, just like in Novosibirsk. It seems that cozy venues have this issue in Russia. Unfortunately, the venue was not the best one from those fans’ point of view who had their seats on the sides, because from there (as you can also see on these photos) they couldn’t really see the whole stage. Better said, they couldn’t see the whole picture of what was happening on the stage. However, Duracell Bunny Per, Dea and Professor Lundquist did their best with going to the very sides of the stage, turned towards that part of the audience and played for them. The crowd was grateful and very loud, found the concert super, so one could forget about the negative sides of the poor organization.

Marie changed her white jacket to a black one and Per’s jacket had a night off this time again (it was too hot inside the venue). Marie was wearing her ”I Am Who I Am” tee and of course, she was barefoot. The warming up video Per shared on Roxette Official is to die for! Marie and Dea singing hand in hand. Lovely! We want more of backstage moments like this, Mr G!

Too bad, but the setlist was shorter than usual this time again. Perfect Day and Queen of Rain were left out (thanx for the info, Evgeny Perekopskiy), so it was the same setlist as in Novosibirsk.

Per posted after the concert:

SARATOV UPDATE: Truly great gig tonite. The most fab crowd imaginable in spite of the hardcore sweaty smell in the volleyball arena with no oxygen at hand! But we all survived and had a blast! Thanx for showing up and making this a truly great memory for all of us! Cheers, P.

Next gig is on Friday (14th November) in Rostov-on-Don.

 

Articles and photos

vzsar.ru
nversia.ru
geometria.tv

Instagram pics: 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12; 13; 14;

sarnovosti.ru
saratov.monavista.ru
sovetov.su
sarinform.ru
om-saratov.ru
saratov.kp.ru

 

Videos

Sleeping In My Car
Crash! Boom! Bang!
The Heart Shaped Sea
Listen To Your Heart
Real Sugar
Watercolours In The Rain
Stars
Christoffer’s intro to Joyride
Band presentation, Christoffer’s intro and part of Joyride

Instagram videos:

TV report
RoxetteBlog made it to the news on a Saratov TV

 

Setlist

Roxette_in_Saratov
Photo by Ramilya Bakhteeva (vzsar.ru)

Sleeping In My Car
The Big L.
Stars
Spending My Time
Crash! Boom! Bang!
Real Sugar
She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio)
The Heart Shaped Sea
Watercolours In The Rain
Fading Like A Flower
How Do You Do!
7Twenty7
It Must Have Been Love
Dressed For Success
Dangerous
Joyride

Extra:
Listen To Your Heart
The Look

 

Roxette 30th Anniversary Tour: Yekaterinburg, Russia – November 9 – #6

Before the show day, Per gave 4 interviews to the press in Yekaterinburg. Two for TV’s (one of them was for Yekaterinburg TV (the link directly to YouTube), part of the other one can bee seen here (and on YouTube the same), but the complete interview you can watch here), another for a radio (available also as video) and the fourth for a newspaper. So the local media was well interested in Roxette. Last time they played here was March 2011 and one could think it might be too early to come back to a city after 3.5 years, but definitely, it wasn’t the Yekaterinburg crowd who was thinking this way.

From what we heard from fans and as Per also mentioned in his updates, tonight’s concert felt like it was the best so far during the tour. Sometimes it seems that the best show is always the one you have just attended, but looking at the stuff available online thanks to the 21st century and to all those recording something, it was a cool gig indeed. Great energy on and off the stage, Marie is getting stronger and stronger, her voice is shining, Per’s left leg couldn’t stop stomping and the band was amazing, too. The crowd was very loud and they went crazy when they heard the intro to ”Joyride” Christoffer played for them. He performed ”Pesenka pro medvedey” (song about bears). Even those who are not hardcore Roxers said the concert was fantastic and they enjoyed it to the full.

The setlist was the same as on the previous concert.

Per wrote after the show (whatever the problem was with the showers):

EKATERINBURG UPDATE: Great great show tonite. Best so far, says Clarence & Pelle. They might be right. We had a blast. Beautiful crowd. Thanx everyone!!!!! We love this place (except the showers…)! /P.

After a while, being still excited, he shared some videos and the pic of the audience taken by MNS with this text:

EKATERINBURG! THANK YOU!!!! ALL THE LOVE THERE IS! SEE YOU AGAIN! P&CO
PS. Pic by Little Mike N-S

Next gig is on Wednesday (12th November) in Saratov.

 

Articles and photos

Instagram: 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12;
Elena Mitko’s photo
66.ru article with photos; lots of fab photos here, at the end of the article
deniz-kizi.livejournal.com
Anna Morozova’s pics
ekaterinburg.vibirai.ru – Maxim Vorobyov’s photos
geometria.ru

 

Videos

Kristina Bordovskih’s videos:

Other videos:

Radio interview (voice and video), as well as short report of the concert: here

1.5-hour-long video bootleg

Setlist

Roxette_in_Yekaterinburg
Photo from Instagram

Sleeping In My Car
The Big L.
Stars
Spending My Time
Crash! Boom! Bang!
Real Sugar
She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio)
The Heart Shaped Sea
Perfect Day
Watercolours In The Rain
Fading Like A Flower
How Do You Do!
7Twenty7
It Must Have Been Love
Dressed For Success
Dangerous
Joyride

Extra:
Listen To Your Heart
The Look
Queen of Rain

Roxette 30th Anniversary Tour: Magnitogorsk, Russia – November 7 – #5

Tonight’s show happened in the ice hockey team’s, Metallurg Magnitogorsk’s local arena. I shouldn’t even mention, because it seems so natural already, but Marie appeared barefoot on stage, wearing her hot white jacket. Per’s glam rock jacket found its owner again and the crowd could see it during the first songs. The venue wasn’t sold out, but it still looked quite packed and the crowd seemed to enjoy the concert a lot.

Perfect Day and Queen of Rain found their way back to the setlist, so it was the same as on the first 3 shows.

Per & Co had a great time:

THANK YOU MAGNITOGORSK for a fab evening. Great to see so many people having a splendid time. Including us!! Hope to see you all again! /P&Co

Next gig is on Sunday (9th November) in Yekaterinburg.

 

Articles and photos

Instagram: 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6;
pagerok.livejournal.com
Twitter: 1;
Vitaliy Aprelkov’ beauty shots: 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; on vk.com
Yury Chernyavka’s photos
Vasily Urintsev’s photos ; dialogpress.ru
Anton Agashin’s photos ; more photos from him
3dblin’s photos: 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8;
1mgn.ru
magmetall.ru
geometria.tv
Look Book

 

Videos

Instagram:

Part of the band presentation & Chris playing the intro to Joyride (The Final Countdown)

Time-lapse video of building the stage

 

Setlist

Roxette_in_Magnitogorsk
Photo from Instagram

Sleeping In My Car
The Big L.
Stars
Spending My Time
Crash! Boom! Bang!
Real Sugar
She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio)
The Heart Shaped Sea
Perfect Day
Watercolours In The Rain
Fading Like A Flower
How Do You Do!
7Twenty7
It Must Have Been Love
Dressed For Success
Dangerous
Joyride

Extra:
Listen To Your Heart
The Look
Queen of Rain

 

Roxette 30th Anniversary Tour: Novosibirsk, Russia – November 4 – #4

Today it is the 25th anniversary of Listen To Your Heart becoming Roxette’s second US No. 1. It’s nice to have a gig on such days to celebrate. Marie entered the stage barefoot tonite again and Mr G left his glam rock jacket behind. Could be because it was a club concert, so it might have been hot inside anyway.

2 songs (Perfect Day and Queen of Rain) were left out vs. the first 3 concerts (thanx for the info, Evgeny Perekopskiy), probably because the show started appr. one hour later than planned. According to some fans, the reason of the delay was poor organization. The concert should have started at 8 pm, but there were still many people outside. They were not let in and had to wait for long in the freezing cold outside until they got access into the venue. Nevertheless, the gig was fab and the crowd was loud, singing along during the whole concert. The venue, Klub Otdykh looked quite cozy and cool.

Per’s says after the show:

NOVOSIBIRSK UPDATE: Yea! Outstanding gig, A little shorter than usual but hey…… an asskickin’ one. Superb crowd. Thanx everyone for singing along. See y’all again!!! Spasiba! /P & Co

Next gig is on Friday (7th November) in Magnitogorsk.

 

Articles and photos

Instagram: 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7;
Pravilnoe Radio
geometria.by
Dimitry Zryumov’s photos

 

Videos

Listen To Your Heart & The Look (bad image quality, but OK sound)
Watercolours In The Rain (bad image quality, but OK sound)
It Must Have Been Love

 

Setlist

Roxette_in_Novosibirsk
Screenshot is from Ekaterina Sycheva’s instavideo

Sleeping In My Car
The Big L.
Stars
Spending My Time
Crash! Boom! Bang!
Real Sugar
She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio)
The Heart Shaped Sea
Watercolours In The Rain
Fading Like A Flower
How Do You Do!
7Twenty7
It Must Have Been Love
Dressed For Success
Dangerous
Joyride

Extra:
Listen To Your Heart
The Look