South African fans share their Roxette memories

During the month of March 2011, ran a competition in their edition of the Million Thrills newsletter where they asked readers to send us their favorite Roxette memories. Below you will find two of them.

Claudia Keates

The memories that come to mind when I listen to my Roxette CD collection are bitter-sweet ones… During the 18 months that it took for my divorce to go through towards the end of 1998, I spent many evenings listening to Roxette music, as they were therapeutic for me, gave me hope that life would carry on and get better. It felt like many of the words to songs were specifically written for me in terms of all the emotions I was going through at the time. Thereafter, as my heart slowly healed and I fell in love again, Roxette music never failed to be an integral part of my life, this time a far happier part of my life than previously. I was embarking on new challenges in my personal life as well as career. Roxette’s music is held very dear to my heart. I never become tired of it


When I heard that Roxette was coming to South Africa in 1995, I begged my parents to go watch them and Mom said yes after months of pleading. This was my first big concert that I had ever been to and I remember that feeling of utter excitement going to watch Roxette at Ellis Park Stadium. I also bought a Roxette poster at the concert and one day found my brother & cousin using Marie Fredriksson& Per Gessle faces as target practice for their new pellet guns. Needless to say, I was beyond angry and cried my heart out. I still have not forgiven them for that day.

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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!!


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


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

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Additional date in South Africa added to Roxette’s world tour 2011

South Africa seems to be very interested in Roxette. Besides the “Best of” special edition and adding additional dates some weeks ago, today yet another date, May 17th, has been added in Sun City, making it the 4th date in this city and 7th for South Africa.

Tickets are already on sale on

You can find the rest of the dates on our World Tour 2011 page.