World Tour 2012: Toronto, Canada – August 30 #131

Comment from Per Gessle

Toronto! Yes Yes Yes! Merci! Fab evening, such a great crowd and a lovely amphitheater. Had a blast with Marie + the band in top shape! Hope to come back, y’all!!!!


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. Opportunity Nox
11. 7Twenty7
12. Fading Like a Flower
13. Crash Boom Bang
14. How Do You Do!
15. Dangerous
Band presentation
16. Joyride (introduced with Rush’s “The Spirit Of The Radio”)

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

Articles and photos
Raymond Santos Photography

Comment from Dominick Abrams-Anderson

The setlist for tonights show was the same as Ottawa except for the song intro to Joyride. Tonight Christoffer played a famous guitar lick instead of a melody to song, unfortunately I recognized the lick but can’t tell you what song it was from!!! Hopefully someone else will know it. One thig I can tell you is that he also repeated this lick one more time during the last seconds of the song (which was cool).

We Canadians may be more laid back than other crowds but let me tell you LOVE was in the air tonight. Everyone sang in all the right places and you could tell that the band was really touched by the loud response and cheers. It’s impossible to describe… the whole night was very surreal for me. I was even crying from joy during the fast songs! One other moment that was notable was that Marie knocked her microphone stand over during 7twenty7 when she was doing one of her slow turns with her arms spread out. She noticed to late and held her hands to her ears and flinched from the noise. A stangehand quickly reset it for her.

Besides that one slip (and of course the usual moment or two of mixing up some lyrics) Marie truly was in TOP SHAPE tonight. Her facial expressions were especially animated…she was go good with the crowd. What more can I say? Oh…I was literally laughing out lous so hard for most of Joyride because people (including myself) kept getting hit in the head by the “wonderful balloons”.

SEVEN Canadian concerts announced!

Live Nation has announced earlier today that Roxette will play in seven major Canadian cities – including previously rumoured Toronto on August 30. Roxette’s “Travelling” is due out in Canada on June 12 and Canadian Tour edition Hits! package on July 17.

Both bands to release Canadian Tour edition hits packages on July 17

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada @ Sotianbank Place
Wednesday, August 29

TICKETS (prices from CA$ 34.50 to CA$ 69.50 excluding fees; on sale from April 21)

Toronto, Canada @ Molson Amphitheatre
Thursday, August 30

TICKETS (prices from CA $88.50 to CA $116.75 including fees)

Montreal, Canada @ Centre Bell
Friday, August 31


Winnipeg, MB, Canada @ MTS Centre
Friday, September 7

TICKETS (prices from CA$ 27.24 to CA$ 88.75 including fees; on sale from April 20; different presales start earlier)

Calgary, Canada @ Scotiabank Saddledome
Sunday, September 9

TICKETS (prices from CA$ 25.24 to CA$ 88.00 including fees; different presales start earlier)

Edmonton, Canada @ Rexall Place
Monday, September 10

TICKETS (prices from CA$ 27.50 – CA$ 90.51 including fees; on sale from April 20; different presales start earlier)

Vancouver, BC, Canada @ Rogers Arena
Wednesday, September 12

TICKETS (prices from CA $27.94 – CA $96.90 including fees)


Thanks to Evgeny Perekopskiy and for letting us know.

Rumour: Roxette to play in Toronto

The news seem to have been circulating for a few days now. It is however still not confirmed at this point.

We have received some messages from fans indicating that Roxette are to play at Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto on August 30, 2012. But again, as mentioned above, the date is still not confirmed and the information we could find was published on ticket reseller websites.

Per Gessle commented in Facebook some weeks ago that they would probably be in Canada end of August and in US in September (Articles no 1, no 2 and no 3).

We will post the official information and the link to the official ticket seller when we receive it from Live Nation. For now we can only recommend to wait a little bit and avoid super expensive reseller websites.