Per Gessle’s Roxette – Moscow, Russia – 1st November 2018 – #14

The second show in Russia happened in Moscow tonight. It was a standing-in-the-front, seated-in-the-back concert, so today the Russian had the chance to party hard and enjoy those 20 songs.


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 Look was a very welcomed opener at Crocus City Hall, where Per played with Roxette almost exactly 4 years ago.

After MATAH Per said thanks to the crowd in Russian, spasiba, and then came a beautiful CBB.

The crowd was then Dressed For Success and before SGNO Chris played a little Kalinka intro for which the audience was very happy.

After SGNO Per said he had a good day in 1990 and he hasn’t had a good day ever since. No one was laughing, so he said it was a joke. Then people laughed. Haha. He told the crowd he woke up in the morning, found a note on his piano saying ”Hello, you fool, I love you”. It was left there by his girlfriend who is now his wife. He had to marry her because of that note. The audience cheered him and they shouted ”Åsa, Åsa Åsa”! How sweet! Per continued the story. He wrote Joyride and he was pleased with himself because it turned out pretty good. Then he had Swedish meatballs for lunch, he watched 3 or 4 Ingmar Bergman movies and then he wrote another song. They performed SMT.

Magnus’s fave song, IMHBL turned into a loud sing-along from the beginning till the end. OppNox and TBL were cool to party to. The front row was so close to the stage that Helena could touch the fans’ hands when she came to the front.

Before FLAF Per asked Magnus about the ’90s. Magnus started listing Russian girl names. Per asked him whether they were his girlfriends or his dogs. Magnus said he can’t remember that much, because he was born in 1991. Then came Helena’s powerful performance of FLAF.

HDYD and Dangerous were real party songs tonight. The teaser to HDYD worked fine with the crowd.

The band came back on stage for 2 encores. After QOR Helena thanked the crowd in Russian, spasiba.

Before TSHTSG Per asked the audience: ”One more before our train leaves?” Haha. He thanked the crowd for coming and having such a good time.

At the end of the show even Ola picked some plectrums from Per’s mic stand and threw them to the crowd.

PG after the gig:

MOSCOW. Yes, back at the Crocus City Hall and had a blast. Thanks everyone for showing up and making us feel very welcome indeed. Love to play here. Hope to come back very soon. Thanks all you Russian fans for your endless support and beautiful voices. Vids to come. Cheers from P.



Roxette 30th Anniversary Tour: Moscow, Russia – November 21 – #11

Who would have thought, but after all the ”best so far” gigs in Russia, Moscow became No. 1! The concert was officially sold out and 8000 people were there in the crowd to make noise. The crowd was really fab, their hands were in the air all the time and they were singing, jumping and dancing during the whole show. Those who attended the concert say they had an extraordinary experience. Roxette is a band that needs no support act to warm up the crowd. From what I could see, Moscow audience brought the most balloons during the Russian leg of the tour. They looked very good in the air during Joyride.

Perfect Day got back to the setlist to make it complete for the last Russian show. Marie was not sitting during any of the songs this time. Per was jumping even more than usual, Ms Effe sounded awesome and the band was on a high, too. So much on a high that Dea, Mister Magnus and Chris came off the stage during The Look and went close to the crowd to party a bit together with them. So cool! This show was a perfect way to celebrate Clarence birthday’s eve. Grattis, Clarence!

Per & Co about Moscow show and all 11 Russian concerts:

MOSCOW UPDATE: Truly fab gig tonite. Wonderful crowd and a band on fire. Thanx RUSSIA for taking care of us on this tour!! Eleven unbelievable gigs!!!
We’ve had a splendid time and appreciate all your love and affection beyond limits! So many cities I can’t even spell that wlll stay in my (and our) hearts forever. We all truly hope we can come back before long!!!!! LOVE FROM P & CO

Next gig is on Sunday (23rd November) in Tallinn.


Articles and photos (photos and video of arrival to and leaving the hotel)

Instagram: 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12; 13; 14; 15; 16;



Sleeping In My Car
Spending My Time c Crash! Boom! Bang!
It Must Have Been Love
The Heat Shaped Sea
Watercolours In The Rain
Band presentation & Christoffer’s intro & Joyride
Listen To Your Heart


Roxette is back to Moscow
TV report after the concert
Bridge TV – short report, interview with Per backstage



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
Perfect Day
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: Moscow, Russia – December 1 #77

Comment from Per Gessle

Supergig in Moscow! Always a pleasure to play here. We love this crowd! Thanx everyone for making this happen! Trainride to St P tomorrow. More asskickin’ on Saturday! Cheers, P & Co


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

Articles and photos

You Tube – amazing quality clips from Moscow

Roxette to play the last concert of 2011 in Russia

SAV Entertainment, a company that was responsible e.g. for organizing two Russian Roxette shows in 2010, has just announced that Roxette is due to perform in Moscow on December 1st this year. The concert will take place in Crocus City Hall, a multipurpose two-level concert hall that can accommodate over 6,000 people. It is said to be the closing show for this year’s tour.

Source: SAV Entertainment

Thanks to Evgeny Perekopskiy for this information.

Note: we’ve heard more than once hints that the tour should go on in 2012. Of course, no details are available, so we base these speculations on some statements done by Per and Marie, like that the tour lasts one year, that Per mentioned Halmstad may be in the plan “next year”. And, of course, that they might play in the USA.