World Tour 2012: Singapore – March 5 #91

Comment from Per Gessle

Singapore! Yeah! Thanx for a fab evening! Karaoke-party!!! We had a wonderful time, hope to come back to kick some more ass one of these years!!! Cheers from M & P & Co!


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 & Blue Swede Sex Machine
15. Joyride (introduced with “Singapura, Singapura, Sunny Island”)

16. Spending My Time
17. The Look

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


TodayOnline (blog)

Deaf Angel’s Blog review

Like Judas Priest few weeks back, lots of my personal favourites were not played tonight by Roxette but still the setlist was awesome enough. Surely this is my favourite show of the year. Roxette and with a setlist like above its just splendid. Though no Harley and Indians, no Paint, no Silver Blue, no
June Afternoon, no lots of other personal favourites.

They moved the stage further up so the whole Indoor Stadium is not fully utilised like Iron Maiden for example. It do make the show seems like more than 90% full. 6,500-7,000? about that I think. The crowd was in majority in their 30s, 40s and 50s. People who grew up with great and best music on the radio or cassette tapes.

No intro music. Lights Out and straight to Dressed For Success. Seven members. Per & Marie, a backup female singer, drummer who is with them from the 80s, on keyboards is their producer with a new hat, the bassist who spoke about Sweden and his Blue Swede Sex Machine and a rocking guitarist. The sound was good, but at the start I was wishing it to be so much louder, this is Roxette after all! Fortunately for me the sound ggot a bit louder by second song, the all-time favourite Sleeping In My Car.

I guess my place plays a big part here – I bought the ticket late, so I was kind of far. I should have found a way to get those floor front seats very early on. Maybe next time.

The audience was LOUD. Fantastic especially with the great noise made while waiting for the band to reappear for the encores.

Great songs one after another from the start although the slow numbers in the first part of the show Wish I Could Fly and Perfect Day dampens my mood a bit, because I was eager for Roxette’s faster songs. Great songs but it disturb my own momentum as a live music fan. But I really like Marie and Per singing duet for Things Will Never Be The Same. The new song She’s Got Nothing On is very rocking live.

Crowd participation was at its maximum, lot of chances for the audience to sing along, from the slow It Must Have Been Love through How Do You Do to Joyride. 7twenty7’s ending reminds me of the Deep Purple / Rainbow keyboards and guitars alternate solos. The Roxette guitarist is all over the stage. Great rocking showman. His guitar solo of “Singapura, Singapura, Sunny Island” was enjoyable.

During The Look, I was like reminded of Def Leppard. Its that the inspiration for
this song. Last song Church Of Your Heart, the band performed in a row, the keyboardist
played an acoustic guitar and the drummer was together upfront with a tambourine.I did an audio bootleg of the show for my own memory. Seems ok quality from my ownpoint of view, I’ll see how it goes and will upload maybe next week latest.

Like I say, I think this is my show of the year. It’s Roxette.

More dates confirmed for 2012

We received the following press release:

ROXETTE 2012! 

On Tuesday Roxette played in a sold out Wembley Arena in London in front of 12,000 people. It was 17 years ago Roxette last played in London and the concert was the 72th of the list of concerts in the ongoing world tour. 2011 has been a fantastic year for Roxette with huge success for “Charm School” and the tour.

In 2012 Roxette goes on with the world tour and with New Zealand in February, they will have played in 31 countries in four contintents. Tickets for three more concerts in South East Asia are released these days. Roxette will play in Indonesia, Singapore and Hong Kong and will go back to South Africa for three more concerts.

A new single off “Charm School” has also been released, the ballad “No One Makes It On Her Own” with the video done by the Russian fan Tanya Rush
In addition, a special edition of “Charm School” will be released on November 28. This edition contains all the demos Per Gessle recorded for this album.

Here are the tour dates for 2012, so far:

11.2 Aukland, Vector Arena (New Zealand)
14.2 Brisbane, Entertainment Centre (Australia)
16.2 Sidney, Sidney Entertainment (Australia)
17.2 Sydney, Entertainment Centre (Australia)
18.2 Melbourne, Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
20.2 Adelaide Adelaide Entertainment Centre (Australia)
22.2 Melbourne, Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
24.2 Brisbane, Brisbane Entertainment Centre (Australia)
25.2 Sydney, Entertainment Centre (Australia)
28.2 Perth, Challenge Stadium (Australia)
29.2 Perth, Challenge Stadium (Australia)
3.3 Jakarta, Indoor Tennis Stadium (Indonesia)
6.3 Singapore, Resorts World Convention Center (Singapore)
8.3 Hong Kong, Convention Center (Hong Kong)
3.6 Johannesburg, Coca-Cola Dome (South Africa)
5.6 Durban, ICC Durban Arena (South Africa)
8.6 Kapstaden, Grand Arena (South Africa)

More dates to follow.