#gtsommar THE 2013 TOUR – DATES

Here’s the official schedule of the 2013 Gyllene Tider tour:

05.07.2013 Halmstad, Marknadsplatsen (Facebook event) Venue capacity: 20 000      SOLD OUT!
07.07.2013 Lysekil, Gullmarsvallen (Facebook event) Venue capacity: 25 000
10.07.2013 Helsingborg, Sofiero Slott (Facebook event) Venue capacity: 12 000         SOLD OUT!
12.07.2013 Gothenburg, Slottsskogsvallen (Facebook event) Venue capacity: 22 000
13.07.2013 Malmö, Stadion (Facebook event) Venue capacity: 22 000
15.07.2013 Ronneby, Ronneby Brunn (Facebook event) Venue capacity: 9 000
17.07.2013 Linköping, Stångebrofältet (Facebook event) Venue capacity: 9 000
19.07.2013 Karlstad, Mariebergsskogen (Facebook event) Venue capacity: 7 000
20.07.2013 Leksand, Hembygdsgårdarna (Facebook event) Venue capacity: 10 000
21.07.2013 Örebro, Brunnsparken (Facebook event) Venue capacity: 5 000
24.07.2013 Kalmar, Fredriksskans (Facebook event) Venue capacity: 20 000
26.07.2013 Jönköping, Elmiafältet (Facebook event) Venue capacity: 30 000
27.07.2013 Stockholm, Tele2 Arena (Facebook event) Venue capacity: 40 000
31.07.2013 Gävle, Gasklockorna (Facebook event) Venue capacity: 12 000

02.08.2013 Sundsvall, Konsertfest – Norrporten Arena* (Facebook event) Venue capacity: 25 000
03.08.2013 Örnsköldsvik, Strandparken (Facebook event) Venue capacity: 10 000
07.08.2013 Halmstad, Marknadsplatsen (Facebook event) Venue capacity: 20 000      EXTRA CONCERT!
09.08.2013 Skövde, Karstorps Fritidsområde (Facebook event) Venue capacity: 20 000
10.08.2013 Eskilstuna, Sundbyholms Slott (Facebook event) Venue capacity: 25 000

Ticket sale starts on Monday, January 28 at 9:00am CET.


See Gyllene Tider Sommar Tour Map in the bigger scale

Gyllene Tider plans to release a new compilation album called “Soldans på din grammofon” (Sundance on your gramphone – part of “Juni, Juli, Augusti” lyrics). Linnea Henriksson, a young female singer from Halmstad, is going to be a support act for the whole tour. The new Gyllene Tider album will be released in April this year, including 11 new songs and 1 hidden pearl from 1978.

Tickets cost 460 SEK + presale fee (except for Stockholm and Sundsvall) and sold through LiveNation.se, Ticnet.se / +46 77-170 70 70, and Ticnet outlets.
Tickets for Tele2 Arena in Stockholm cost 525 SEK / 460 SEK / 395 SEK + presale fee.

Tickets for the Konsertfest – Norrporten Arena in Sundsvall released separately, more info on the www.norrportenarena.se.

VIP tickets may cost up to 1 995 SEK.

Source for venue capacity and VIP ticket info is: expressen.se

#gtsommar Rumours & facts: what do we know about the tour so far?

Officially? Not much except that the tour schedule and tickets prices are to be announced tomorrow at 10 am CET – in less than 14 hours from now. But as always there is a lot of articles published in the Swedish press and on popular social media networks, where one can find a lot of exciting rumours and gossips. All positive for now! 😉

The tour is organized by Live Nation and Gyllene Tider plans to play in 18 places across Sweden. No other Scandinavian country is on the list yet, but we cannot exclude possibility that GT might give a concert in Norway or Finland where they are relatively popular and known. At least they did this in the past.

In the Swedish Radio interview Göran Fritzson revealed that the 2013 summer tour will kick off in Halmstad on July 5. So everything should be over by the middle of August – 45 hectic days as it seems!

Various Swedish regional dailies and websites confirmed places where Gyllene Tider’s concerts are booked by now – this is the so-far list in the alphabetical order: Gothenburg, Gävle, Halmstad, Kalmar, Leksand or Falun, Lysekil, Ronneby, Stockholm, one concert in Scania (Malmö?). So we know (or don’t) 50% of places, most of them will be located in the south of Sweden where 80% citizens live. The tour will be obviously smaller comparing to the 2004 half a million gigant – no Ullevi stadium at this point. But you never know where the #gtsommar leads.

The sale should start in January, but surely not tomorrow, official sources confirm. All international fans will have at least few days to plan their trip to the jolly Svea Riket. Please register yourself on the Ticnet website in time, so you will avoid unecessary stress during the ticket sale.

The only official ticket vendor at this point in Ticnet.se – please avoid other resellers. Those who own European credit cards should not have any problems with purchase of tickets. If any problem occurs, please contact at +46 771-707070 with Ticket call centre. We expect that ticket prices will not be higher than SEK 400-500 per concert.

More (& confirmed) news tomorrow! Stay tuned!

Gyllene Tider is back!

Well, at least Gyllene Tider is back with a new facebook page – as The Daily Roxette informed earlier today. The page has already reached more than 23 000 fans in 1 day, after it’s been published.

GT

A cover picture was set on GT’s page with Per Gessle in the front, while all other members of Gyllene Tider (Micke Syd Andersson, Göran Fritzon, Anders Herrlin and Mats MP Persson) appeared a bit blurred in the background. EMI asked to remove that photo, so now you can only find it here and there on facebook or if you were quick enough, you could save it to your hard drive. 😉

First rumours about a possible GT album and tour appeared last year when Roxette was still touring. We also wrote several articles about it. Here you can see what Per’s reaction was to all the rumours and Expressen’s article. So, should we still hold our horses or will there be anything happening to save money for this Juni, juli, augusti?

New Gessle solo album?

According to an article on Aftonbladet, Per Gessle is going to start recording a new solo album soon, “I have booked a studio for a solo album,” he tells Aftonbladet.

The reporter asks him about the rumous about a Gyllene Tider comeback next year, to what Per answers it’s a 50-50 chance that there will be a tour. “We have talked about it for many years, it’s not easy to come back. I think it’s a fantastic pop band, but it’s not in my hands.” He also explains that the other GT members are booked for other things, so it would be a lot of shifting and replanning to make it true.

He also tells that he doesn’t think the songs he wrote for his solo album could work with Gyllene Tider “It’s two different things”.

Per is not sure if a solo tour could be an alternative, “I don’t know, we thought of doing something with Roxette in 2014 so it might be good to take it easy,” and adds, joking, “I am not 50 anymore”.

My personal comment: In any case, 2013 is surely going to be an interesting year – and I don’t believe the “take it easy” part of it.

Romania gets ready for Roxette’s visit with interviews

Here are links to some interviews published today in Romanian websites and newspapers:

MagicFM (Romanian, use google translator)

Clujlife.com (English)

Most important from both is that he confirms there will be “more touring, more recording, more smiles!“, that they will “start again pretty soon. With the feedback we’re getting from Planet Earth, how can we ever stop?“. He doesn’t confirm with whom the touring and recording will be though 🙂

Gyllene Tider new album and tour next year?

Per Gessle tells in an interview with Expressen that he now wants to write in Swedish again and the best way to do it is with Gyllene Tider. This means new album and tour with Gyllene Tider, “maybe next year,” tells Per to Expressen.

He also comments that there will be more of this “new” Roxette (current Roxette set-up), even though he doesn’t mention when.

See you in Sweden (probably) next year!

Update: Per clarifies:

Hold your horses!!!!! Guess this reporter jumped the gun a bit. No decisions made that I know of. Sorry to disappoint.

World Tour 2012: Kaiserslautern, Germany – June 30 #115

Comment from Per Gessle

Thank you Kaiserslautern for a magnificent evening! Lovely crowd, great vibe, splendid band! Who can ask for more? And found Tom P & The Heartbreakers in the bar at the hotel. What a night!

Setlist

01. Dressed For Success
02. Sleeping In My Car
03. The Big L.
04. Silver Blue
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 (introduced with “Ole, Ola”)

16. Spending My Time
17. The Look

18. Listen To Your Heart

Trivia

This was a double concert to celebrate 100 years of “Pfalzwerke” at the Betzenberg stadium. Sunrise Avenue and Roxette both played a 1:45 minutes set. Frontman Samu Haber presented himself as a Roxette fan who had bought “Look Sharp!” as his first music album. Check out his Rox memories here! Guitarist Riku Rajamaa implemented the “Sleeping In My Car” riff into a solo guitar performance.

World Tour 2012: Amsterdam, Netherlands – June 29 #114

Comment from Per Gessle

Thank you Amsterdam for a wonderful night! Oh it’s such a pleasure playing for you guys and dolls!!! We had a blast in spite of a few hiccups (can someone teach me the chords to It’s Possible?). A beautiful evening! Cheers, P&Co

Setlist

01. Dressed For Success
02. Sleeping In My Car
03. The Big L.
04. Silver Blue
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. It’s possible
11. 7twenty7
12. Fading Like A Flower
13. Crash!Boom!Bang!
14. How Do You Do!
15. Dangerous
Band Presentation
16. Joyride (introduced with “Sylvia”)

17. Spending My Time
18. The Look

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

Videos

Trivia

The audience got warmed up by Canadian rock band “Jonas & The Massive Attraction“. The show was sold out with 9-10,000 visitors.

Reports/Reviews

Musiek.nl (4/5 stars)
Cozycot (gallery)

Long and touching article about Roxette on DN

This is an article you cannot miss to read!

If you don’t speak Swedish, try using Google Translator. It’s really worth the reading. And have a tissue at hand, for the tears.

The reporter met Roxette in South America and writes about the tour, Marie’s story, Marie and Mikael, how Per and Marie met, Roxette’s past and present and fans. With comments from the band members, Marie Dimberg and Mikael.

 

 

World Tour 2012: Rosario, Argentina – April 30 #102

Comment from Per Gessle

Rosario! Oh my Gosh! SuperGig, superBand, superMarie, superCrowd! We had a blast! Hope we can come back before long. You made us feel very special. Thanx for all the beautiful noise!!! Hope you can feel our appreciation!
Awopbopaloobop. P.

Setlist

01. Dressed For Success
02. Sleeping In My Car
03. The Big L.
04. Silver Blue
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. It’s possible
11. 7twenty7
12. Fading Like A Flower
13. Crash!Boom!Bang!
14. How Do You Do!
15. Dangerous
Band Presentation
16. Joyride (introduced with De Música Ligera)

17. Spending My Time
18. The Look
19. Listen To Your Heart
20. Church Of Your Heart

Videos

 

Media:

Rosario3

World Tour 2012: Sydney, Australia – February 17 #82

Comment from Per Gessle

Sydney 2 was, as expected, awesome! Thanx all you 11400 ppl showing up with so much love + affection. We’re blessed with crowds like these. Not to be taken for granted! Cheers!!!!

 

Setlist

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. 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 “Waltzing Matilda”)

17. Watercolours In The Rain
18. Spending My Time
19. The Look

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


Misc

For the first time since May 2011 Roxette played “Stars” instead of “Only when I dream”.


Articles and Photos

 

Twitter response from fans

@ebbob: Fuck that was good! So glad I saw them. Roxette!
@ricardoSBS: #roxette concert great #musiclikeitshouldbe
@missmeanjep: Who needs #drphil when you’ve got #roxette?!
@misscathxoxo: i have NEVER heard anyone mention roxette since the 80’s and suddenly everyone’s all over them. #whitneysyndrome
@haydn_live: #Roxette just blew my mind. Ugh. Love.
@simon_kline: Roxette concert tonight is totally magical! Damn Awesome!
@Free_Hat: Roxette + Waltzing Matilda. Did that just happen?
@babis666: Everyone do yourselves a favour if you haven’t already seen Roxette. Go and buy a ticket. Best concert ever

World Tour 2012: Sydney, Australia – February 16 #81


Comment from Per Gessle

Oh Yeah! Sydney certainly kicked ass tonite! We had a blast. On nights like this we have the best jobs in the world!!!! Cookin’ crowd. The band on fire!!!!! Vids to follow shortly.


Setlist

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 “Waltzing Matilda”)

17. Watercolours In The Rain
18. Spending My Time
19. The Look

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


Articles and Photos

Pics on aapone.com.au
Review in The Daily Telegraph
Photos on Flickr

Poptrash Addicts


Twitter response from fans

@Nathan Forsyth: Lady next to me at Roxette concert remembered all the words…. Wish I could say the same for Roxette #ijoinedthejoyride>
@SydneyCHEKYchic: I took a Joyride in Sydney To see * ROXETTE * fantastic concert
@solangefrancois: Roxette was one of the most fun concerts I’ve ever been to! And now my taxi driver is playing It Must Have Been Love! Top night
@mon_pronk: Roxette where so good. I want my future husband to be like Per, he’s just so genuinely happy and so Swedish.
@mpsheriff: Roxette u were awesome but u should’ve finished ur encore with The Look & not been so cheeky with the 2 extra songs. Too much for encore #fb

World Tour 2012: Brisbane, Australia – February 14 #80

Picture: Adam Smith Source: The Courier-Mail
Picture: Adam Smith Source: The Courier-Mail

Comment from Per Gessle

Superb gig in Brisbane. Thanx everyone for your support and for waiting all these years!!! Home vids in a while!

Setlist

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 “Waltzing Matilda”)

17. Watercolours In The Rain
18. Spending My Time
19. The Look

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


Miscs

The 80th show of the 2011/2012 world tour was the first show for new background singer Dea Norberg.
The stage design is the same as in the 2011 autumn leg of the tour.


Articles and photos

Twitter/Instagram-photos from fans

The Courier Mail: Full house for Roxette’s trip down memory lane

Photos from xpose on Facebook

Pics on Fasterlouder.com.au

Pics from Gerry_Rocks on Flickr

Pics on Lifemusicmedia


Videos

Perfect day


Twitter response from fans:

@catcol59: Just saw roxette at Brisbane.worth the money
@stokegriff: Just saw the set list from the Brisbane Roxette show. Plenty of crap songs in there. Kinda wish I was going…
@blu17: Roxette was awesome. Can’t believe they last played in Brisbane in 1995!!!
@ladifabulous: Still buzzin from the Roxette concert but must go to sleep!
@Troyzee: Roxette, you still rock! Great night!
@SponsorshipGuru: Roxette in concert really brought back great 80s memories. Shame she can’t seem to hit the big notes anymore. Still had a great time!

Third Brisbane date was a mistake

It turned out that the latest press release about new South American tour dates included a mistake – not concerning any of the Latin America concerts though.

We got reply from Live Nation Austriala & New Zealand that the third Brisbane date on February 23, 2012 is incorrect and “it’s very unlikely to see any further concert” there.