World Tour 2012: San Francisco, USA – September 14 #139

Comment from Per Gessle

San Fran!!!! Outstanding! Thank you making us feel at home. Very special venue, but hey – we loved every second of it!!! Thanx for waiting!!! See you next time! P&M&Co


Setlist

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. 7Twenty7
11. Fading Like a Flower
12. Crash Boom Bang
13. How Do You Do!
14. Dangerous
Band presentation
15. Joyride

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

Articles and photos

RockSubCulture.com (review & gallery)

Per was amazing on vocals and guitar, and Marie was just stellar, with her beautiful voice. More, I could see – and feel – her emotions with every song, with every line. She was on stage living that music, and those lyrics, and it was really quite touching to see an artist with such an attachment to and understanding of her own work, and drawing on that to deliver every line as though it has the meaning that you could only hope to imagine. And this is the kind of thing that you can only truly understand and appreciate by going to see live music like this, and last night was one of those magical concerts where everything seem to hit on all cylinders. Definitely a band that will make you an even bigger fan after you’ve experienced one of their live shows.

Instagram (Per before the show)
Instagram (the band)
Band arriving to the venue
VWXYNOT? (review)

Patrícia Peres contributed to the article

Official US tour press release – Roxette to play in New York, Boston, San Francisco & Los Angeles

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/

Three years after their 2009 comeback, Swedish pop phenomenon Roxette are hotter than they’ve been since their early ’90s heyday. Roxette’s world tour is in full swing with almost one million concert tickets sold since the tour kicked off a year ago at the Tatneft Arena in Russian Kazan. On top of that, another million Roxette records have been added to the already dizzying 70 million they’ve sold over the years.

So far the band has played more than 85 shows in more than 30 countries (and the trip continues—they don’t plan to rest until they’ve played 150 shows). But besides zigzagging between airports, arenas, hotels and meeting with fans from all over the world, the band also has found time to record their new album, Travelling, to be released digitally in the U.S. on June 5 by Capitol/EMI.

The idea has been to tap into all the positive energy that has boosted the band during this dazzling trip, and channel it into new Roxette music. In short, an album that, just like 1992’s Tourism, captures the feeling of a band on a roll—constantly on the move, snatching inspiration as they go; recording in hotel rooms, studios, at soundchecks and in concert.

The result is a fascinating musical postcard with 15 superb songs, most of which are new, some that are revisited classics and others being pearls that for various reasons haven’t seen the light of day before. A tight and inspired band has gathered around a batch of Gessle tunes, where the relentless hit-maker again and again proves that his sense of melody and ability to surprise is still top-notch.

“It’s Possible” is the first taster from Travelling – 2 minutes and 34 seconds of sunny pop music that shows one of Roxette’s many sides in 2012. There’s more to come.

Listen to “It’s Possible”
Facebook Roxette Official

ROXETTE: 2012 U.S. TOUR DATES

Sept 2
New York – Beacon Theatre
TICKETS (from USD 42.90 to USD 148.05 – fees included).

Sept 3
Boston – Orpheum Theatre
TICKETS (from USD 47.30 to USD 67.80 – fees included).

Sept 14
San Francisco – The Nob Hill Theatre
TICKETS (from USD 58 to USD 112 – fees included).

Sept 15
Los Angeles – Gibson Amphitheatre
TICKETS (from USD 25 to USD 89.75 – fees included).

Check the “TICKETS” links for more information about sale start, ticket prices and categories.

Thanks to Dondi Hom for sharing this news.

Roxette to play in San Francisco in September

Roxette is going to play in San Francisco at the Masonic on September 14th according to this ad from Live Nation.

Tickets will go on sale on LiveNation.com on April 13. Radio presale starts on April 12. Tickets cost from USD 58 till USD 112.

This probably indicates that the tour dates for Canada and US will be announced soon (“rumoured” have been so far Toronto and New York – mentioned by Per in an interview on Swedish newspaper SVD)

Thanks Marta Nowicka for the link!