World Tour 2012: Mexico – September 19 #141

Comment from Per Gessle

Wow Mexico City! Thanx a million for an unforgettable evening, the perfect way to end this Charm School Tour (yea, that’s how it started!!!!). Superb crowd, band in top shape, personally I needed som oxygene here and there to survive, we’re on pretty high altitude here. See you all soon. And that’s a promise!

(c) Azteca Feliz

Setlist

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. 7Twenty7
11. Fading Like a Flower
12. Crash Boom Bang
13. How Do You Do!
14. Dangerous
Band presentation
15. Joyride

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

Articles and photos

Instagram
Musica.terra.com.mx (review)
Chilango.com
Tvolucion.esmas.com (TV report)
Cronica.com.mx
Ocesca.com.mx (review)
Oscesca on Facebook (gallery)
Auditorio Nacional on Facebook (gallery)


Patrícia Peres contributed to the article

World Tour 2012: Los Angeles, USA – September 15 #140

Comment from Per Gessle

My Gosh it’s hot in L.A. Take it easy in the sun, we all need your energy tonight!

Thank you L.A. for a wonderful evening! Lots of fans, lots of friends, super response + pretty decent band = Happiness! ! See you soon y’all! P&M&Co

Setlist

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. 7Twenty7
11. Fading Like a Flower
12. Crash Boom Bang
13. How Do You Do!
14. Dangerous
Band presentation
15. Joyride

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

Articles and photos

RecordBeat.org (review)
TheCorrespondentOnline.com (review)
Examiner.com (gallery)
Wellcome to all Roxette fans 🙂
Los Angeles crowd
Cheryl Butner’s album
MikeTheFanBoy.com (review & gallery)
Michael Todd Images
GMP Guitars (gallery)

Patrícia Peres contributed to the article

World Tour 2012: San Francisco, USA – September 14 #139

Comment from Per Gessle

San Fran!!!! Outstanding! Thank you making us feel at home. Very special venue, but hey – we loved every second of it!!! Thanx for waiting!!! See you next time! P&M&Co


Setlist

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. 7Twenty7
11. Fading Like a Flower
12. Crash Boom Bang
13. How Do You Do!
14. Dangerous
Band presentation
15. Joyride

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

Articles and photos

RockSubCulture.com (review & gallery)

Per was amazing on vocals and guitar, and Marie was just stellar, with her beautiful voice. More, I could see – and feel – her emotions with every song, with every line. She was on stage living that music, and those lyrics, and it was really quite touching to see an artist with such an attachment to and understanding of her own work, and drawing on that to deliver every line as though it has the meaning that you could only hope to imagine. And this is the kind of thing that you can only truly understand and appreciate by going to see live music like this, and last night was one of those magical concerts where everything seem to hit on all cylinders. Definitely a band that will make you an even bigger fan after you’ve experienced one of their live shows.

Instagram (Per before the show)
Instagram (the band)
Band arriving to the venue
VWXYNOT? (review)

Patrícia Peres contributed to the article

World Tour 2012: Vancouver, Canada – September 12 #138

Comment from Per Gessle

Thank you Vancouver for an outstanding finale of the Canadian Tour. Great great crowd and a jolly band having lots of fun. Have to come back for more Canucks action!!!! Cheers, P&M&Co

Setlist

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. 7Twenty7
11. Fading Like a Flower
12. Crash Boom Bang
13. How Do You Do!
14. Dangerous
Band presentation
15. Joyride

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

Articles and photos

Instagram
TheProvince.com
FunFunVancouver.blogspot.com

World Tour 2012: Edmonton, Canada – September 10 #137

Comment from Per Gessle

Edmonton! Yeah! What a night! Best gig since NYC (even though all of them have been fab!). Great great crowd, band in top shape (love that flow in the songs…it happens sometimes….) and lots of fun everywhere. Thank you everyone. Vancouver next!!!! Cheers.

Setlist

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

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

Articles and photos

CalgaryHerald.com
EdmontonSun.com
EdmontonJournal.com

Patrícia Peres contributed to the article

World Tour 2012: Calgary, Canada – September 9 #136

Comment from Per Gessle

I’ll try this dance tonight in Calgary! Looks like these ppl are having a good time, yea? (Starts at around 50 secs). Thanx Eva for showing us some real stuff.

Thank you Calgary for a wonderful Sunday evening! Great crowd, lots of love in the air, we had a blast. Hope to come back to this b-ful city soon! Cheers, P&M&Co

Setlist

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

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

Articles and photos

The whole show on YouTube (recorded by Tyler MacDonald)

CalgarySun.com (review)

But considering what she has been through following a brain tumour in 2002 (years of recovery and therapy), as a human being she’s nothing short of an inspiration and a huge lesson in courage and perseverance. All of this makes Roxette’s current world tour and the recording of two albums in the past two years (Charm School and Travelling) a victory for the human spirit.

Stage is getting ready
Metro.co


Ruslicus’s Flickr gallery

Patrícia Peres contributed to the article

World Tour 2012: Winnipeg, Canada – September 7 #135

Comment from Per Gessle

Winnipeg! Thanx for an outstanding evening. Super crowd and a nice reception indeed. We played here 20 years ago and would love to come back anytime. Next time I promise not to sing “My papa told to stay out of supper” in CBB! My life is a Dali painting. Cheers, P&M&Co

Setlist

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

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

Articles and photos

Canadian sports autographs & Autograph boy Winnipeg (about Roxette arrival to Winnipeg)
WinnipegFreePress.com (review)
WinnipegSun.com (review)

Patrícia Peres contributed to the article

Gessle for FrontiersLA.com: I look through what I have and let my imagination run wild

Per Gessle has been interviewed by FrontiersLA.com recently, just before Roxette’s very first gig in LA. Here’s the most interesting quote regarding the song recorded for “Travelling” album.

There’s a song on the new album called “Excuse Me, Sir, Do You Want Me To Check On Your Wife.” What’s that about?
You tell me. [Laughs] I wrote that song because it was something someone said to me in a London nightclub.

What was your response?
“No, she’s doing fine.” [Laughs] That’s always been the way I write. I pick up things people say and write it down. When the time comes to write songs, I look through what I have and let my imagination run wild. Writing songs is very much like putting a puzzle together. You use things that have happened to you and things that haven’t happened to you.

Per also did a phoner with 89.3 KPCC radio station – here‘s the brief summary of that talk.

Patrícia Peres contributed to the article

If you had one word… what would it be? US fans know the answer!

Roxette Fans USA welcomed the Roxette’s Neverending Tour through a clip done by Jennifer Malcome. The task was to take a picture of yourself and pick up a word that could describe fans’ feelings toward Roxette’s return to the country. Here below is the audiovisual effect of this unusual survey.

And if you had one word to choose, what would it be?

Gessle for Aftonbladet: we must decide what to do with Roxette

While Roxette was in New York, Per Gessle met Per Bjurman, journalist of Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet. Gessle hasn’t revealed anything new, but there are some facts that we should take into consideration thinking about Roxette and Gyllene Tider’s future. Those are the most interesting quotes from him.

The tour has been the world’s weirdest rehab, Marie’s in a top form again. What we’ll do in the future depends on how she reacts for not playing.

It is a bit special with the US. Knowing how much radio airplay we still get over here, we should’ve sold out Madison Square Garden, but like twenty years ago, we play in a theater. People here recognize the songs very well, but not us as artists. They are constantly singing at our gigs.

We’ve talked about it [Gyllene Tider’s reunion] every year since 2009 and yes, we are “on speaking terms”. We have been there all the time, we just think differently.

But nothing is set, so I cannot confirm it. First we must decide what to do with this band [Roxette]. Above all, it is all about Marie. This tour has been the world’s weirdest rehab she’s started and the question is how it affects her to take two years off. Maybe it’s better for her that we continue to play, I do not know. These are difficult questions.

Those lyrics will never be the same again – blackout version of a popular song

If you thought Roxette play only well-known +20-year-old songs, so you’re wrong. On the night like that, September 4 in Boston, Per came up with a totally new music line and lyrics for “Joyride” album hidden classic – “Things will never be the same”, making Marie singing acapella through some parts of the song.

Here are the words (sorry if we mixed them up):

Well I know where I’m gone
even with again you’re wrong
what’s about, what is this about
a time was gone oh oh oh

Noelia, Miedy Bishop & Myriam Roxana Garcia contributed to the article