Per Gessle’s Roxette – St. Petersburg, Russia – 30th October 2018 – #13

Per Gessle & Co. play 2 shows in Russia before they head back to Sweden. The first show was St. Petersburg where the last time Roxette played was in 2014.


1. The Look
2. Milk And Toast And Honey
3. Crash! Boom! Bang!
4. Dressed For Success
5. She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio)
6. Spending My Time
7. I’m Glad You Called
8. Small Town Talk
9. I Have A Party In My Head
10. It Must Have Been Love
11. Opportunity Nox
12. The Big L.
13. Fading Like A Flower
14. Doesn’t Make Sense
Band presentation
15. How Do You Do! (in a medley with No. 16)
16. Dangerous

17. Queen Of Rain
18. Joyride

Encore 2
19. Listen To Your Heart
20. The Sweet Hello, The Sad Goodbye

The venue was seated and unfortunately, it wasn’t allowed to stand up. Many fans tried to, but got told to sit down by the security team. It was a burden during all uptempo songs, already during the opener, The Look. The mood on stage was great anyway, Per smiled from ear to ear during the whole show, the gang was bouncing around on stage and the crowd was loud when it came to clapping along and cheering.

After the band presentation Chris asked pointing at Per ”who is he? Lead vocal, guitar and very many many many good songs: Per Gessle!” The crowd cheered, Per thanked and then Mr. G asked the audience if they want to sing a bit. People shouted ”yeaaah!” so Per started with the teaser to HDYD. The crowd was clapping hard and shouting, but they didn’t start to sing, so Per went on singing the song himself.

Joyride was very energetic and then for the 2nd encore no one could stop the audience. They all stood up and enjoyed the last 2 songs standing and were singing along loud to LTYH.


At the end of the show some flowers were handed over to Per, as well as a framed caricature drawing of Roxette created by a digital artist from Finland.

PG’s thoughts after the gig:

ST PETERSBURG! Yes, thank you very much for a splendid evening! Musically… one of the best gigs so far. This band is slowly coming together, it takes time to connect!!!! Tonight the band did a wonderful job in superb harmony with the crowd. Thanks for having us, thanks for singing along, thanks for all your support and flowers and gifts. Love to you all. I do love this town!!! Always did! Cheers, P.
PS. Moscow on Thursday! Yea!


More photos
Photographer Lukovnikov Andrey


Roxette 30th Anniversary Tour: St. Petersburg, Russia – November 19 – #10

After a little rest at home in Sweden, Roxette hit the stage again in St. Petersburg tonight. It was the first time during this tour that a support act (Vlada Chuprova) was performing before Roxette started their show. Click here to see a backstage pic with Vlada and Marie.

St. Pea crowd went crazy hearing the hits and they were singing along and clapping during the whole concert. The band was in top shape, Christoffer’s intro did the magic again, Per was bouncing around and Marie was smiling all the time while singing her heart out. This time she was sitting again during 2 songs (The Heart Shaped Sea and Watercolours In The Rain) as in Khabarovsk. Perfect Day was left out from the setlist (thanx for the info Evgeny Perekopskiy). Queen of Rain was quite touching and how Dea supported Marie was wonderful!

Micke N-S might be on holiday or had another job to do, because tonight it wasn’t him, but Mike Lindström who took care of Per’s guitars as a technician. It was great to see that this time Åsa also joined the gang.

Per in eXXXtasy after the concert:

ST PETERSBURG UPDATE: Truly fab gig tonite. Best so far on this tour? Maybe!!! Wonderful crowd and Miss Effe in top shape. The band quite good too…. Yeehaa! /P.

Russia had some ”best so far” shows, it seems. 😉

Next gig is on Friday (21st November) in Moscow. That will be the last Russian concert for a while.


Articles and photos

Instagram: 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12; 13; 14; 15; 16; 17; 18; 19; 20; 21; 22; 23;
Anton Rodionov’s photos
PMI Corporation – Soia Petina’s photos



Sleeping In My Car & The Big L.
Spending My Time
Fading Like A Flower
Fading Like A Flower & How Do You Do!
The Heart Shaped Sea
Watercolours In The Rain
Listen To Your Heart
The Look
Queen of Rain




Sleeping In My Car
The Big L.
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!
It Must Have Been Love
Dressed For Success

Listen To Your Heart
The Look
Queen of Rain


World Tour 2011: St. Petersburg, Russia – December 3 #78

Comment from Per Gessle

Oh yea! St Petersburg was just as expected!!!! Brilliant crowd and the Rox Machine is still going strong. Thanx everyone for making this an everlasting memory. Hope you had a great couple of hours, we certainly did! See y’all next time!!!


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 “Pesnya pro zaicev”)

17. Watercolours In The Rain
18. Spending My Time
19. The Look (ended up with “Kalinka Malinka”)

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

Photos and articles (gallery) (gallery) (TV report)

2010 tour bootleg: St. Petersburg, video

So here it comes! The best gig according to Per Gessle himself finally is available on the tape – and all thanks to Hungarian fan Gyöngyvér Simon who spent precious rox-minutes on recording this concert. We do really appreciate this!

5,23 GB
Codec: MPEG-1/2 Video (mpgv)
Resolution: 1280×720
Rate: 60 fps

Codec A52 Audio (aka AC3) (a52 )
Channels: 2 (Stereo)
Sample/sec: 48000 Hz 320 kb/mp


1. Dressed For Success
2. Sleeping In My Car
3. Opportunity Nox
4. The Big L
5. Wish I Could Fly
6. She Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
7. 7Twenty7
8. Perfect Day
9. Things Will Never Be The Same
10. It Must Have Been Love
11. Silver Blue
12. Fading Like a Flower
13. How Do You Do! + Dangerous
14. Joyride
15. Listen To Your Heart + The Look
16. Church Of Your Heart
17. (I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone

And if you wonder if it’s worth downloading, so just watch this sample: