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.

World Tour 2011: Madrid, Spain – November 18 #73

Comment from Per Gessle

Oh yeah Madrid! What can we say? What a crowd! A beautiful evening in front of 9000 sing-a-longers! Unbelievable to be part of this! Thanx!

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 “Paquito el chocolatero”)

17. Spending My Time
18. The Look

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

Miscs

Around 9,000 fans saw Roxette in Madrid (some sources say 11,000, but we stick to what Per wrote).

“Soul Deep” and “Watercolours in the Rain” were dropped off the setlist again.

Christoffer played “Paquito el chocolatero”, as intro for Joyride and got everybody to sing “hey, hey hey” along, very typical in Spain.

Videos and articles

Per has uploaded some videos on Roxette Official.

jenesaispop.com
Rolling Stone
Cadena Ser
Mundo Musica

World tour 2011: Hannover, Germany – October 13 #57

Comment from Roxette

Great gig in Hannover. Thanx everyone for joining in. 7500 ppl making a lot of noise…. love that…. vids to follow….

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. Soul deep (medley with SGNO)
08. Perfect Day
09. Things Will Never Be The Same
10. It Must Have Been Love
11. Opportunity Nox
12. 7twenty7
13. Fading Like A Flower (Every Time You Leave)
14. Crash! Boom! Bang!
15. How Do You Do!
16. Dangerous
Band presentation
17. Joyride (introduced with “Lied der Niedersachsen”)

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

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

Videos

Fading like a flower | Crash!Boom!Bang! | Things will never be the same | Perfect day | Joyride | Opportunity Nox

Articles and photos

All very positive: HAZ | Neue Presse |

Misc

7,000 (press) or 7,500 (Per Gessle) people in the audience.

Vienna (Austria) is getting ready for Roxette

Roxette will give a concert in Vienna, Austria, next Monday 10th of October. This concert is in a way special because of two reasons: it will be the first “official” concert of the European Autumn leg of the neverending tour, which also means a new stage and maybe maybe maybe even a new setlist, and the “first” one after the last concert of the summer tour.

“First” and “official” if you allow me to consider the concert in Tromsø, Norway in September part of the summer tour and the corporate concert Roxette gave for Vestas Wind Systems in Herning, Denmark, last Sunday as not part of the Autumn tour.

I feel that it is special also in another way. The Austrian media has published a couple of articles about the concert, Roxette sounds more often on the radio, and last but not least, currently 2 contests are running to meet Per (ORF) or Roxette (Krone) next Monday.

And as a funny note. I just received a warning from ARBÖ, an Austrian car club, for traffic jam which might be caused by Roxette  on Monday. They warn about possible traffic jams around the area of the concert place, Stadthalle, before and after the concert and advice people to either take the public transport (free with the concert ticket) or plan to go to the concert with enough time. And, of course, getting back home by car might also take a while.

And I am currently thinking, Christoffer was given some suggestions for songs to play during the Joyride intro. Which one will make it? We’ll find out on Monday!

The countdown has started 🙂

PS: consider this more a blog than real news, I am also somehow getting excited about the concert, the first one for a long time I don’t have to travel to somewhere and is so to say “next door” and “home”. If I am allowed to consider myself already half “wiener” after living some years here… But my Spanish side will be present as well, specially because two dear Spanish magic friends are joining the concert as well! I just say “Claaaaaaarence, Claaaaaarence”.

Helena Josefsson on tour with Dolly project

You may remember Helena participated in a documentary film called “Jag är min egen Dolly Parton”. Now she and the other women who participated in the film are on the road as “Dollykollot”.

The first concert took place yesterday in Malmö during the Malmöfestivalen. You can find an interview with Helena and Lotta Wanglén here.

The other concerts are on August 26th in Berns, Stockholm, and August 27th in Stora Teatern, Göteborg.

Helena mentions in her Facebook page that one of the concerts will be recorded by Swedish Television and broadcasted later this year.

Roxette will be on tour until August 2012; 50 concerts done, 80 to go!

Per Gessle reveals in an interview with Hallands Posten that “after Göteborg [concert #50], we still have 80 concerts to go”. The tour will go on until August 2012.  “As soon as we leave a city, the tour promoter wants to book us again, which is the best feedback one can get”, tells Per to Jan-Owe Wikström.

Per also comments on the success of “Radio” on the radio, “we’ve never been played on the radio as much as nowadays.” And it is specially thanks to Latin America, Russia and Eastern Europe, “where we are very successful.”

Per also says that he thinks Marie is in a great shape. “Last week in Locarno was the best I’ve seen of her since, right, the 90ies”, says Per.

As we know, the band is working on a new album, “2rism”. They have already recorded 5 songs and have booked more studios around the world.

“Charm School” has sold half a million copies, which indeed is great nowadays.

Some thoughts about the tour dates.

  1. So far they have done 50 concerts.
  2. Per says they still have 80 to go, and until August 2012.
  3. Of these 80, we know already 23 of the dates (July until December 2011).
  4. This means there are 57 (if the 80 is a fix number and not just estimation) dates still unknown.
  5. Conclusion: save the whole 2012 for more! 🙂

Thank you Thomas from Sweden for the link!

Additional show in Munich?

It’s not listed in the tour plan yet. But if you believe the newsletter, German ticket website Eventim sent out earlier today, there’s an additional show in Germany planned. This would be the first show of the autumn leg. The show in the Olympiahalle in Munich is listed for the 11th of October. The ticket sale starts tomorrow at 9 am.

Source: Eventim Newsletter

UPDATE, 18/03/: The ticket sale started one hour ago and Munich is not on the list anymore. So maybe it’s simply not confirmed yet or Eventim just got wrong information.