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ROXETTE World Tour plan

We are awaiting you on the forums, to tell us about the venues you are attenting, so maybe we will meet there.

New date added: 27.5 TerraVibe Park, Athens, Greece

Here is the tour plan, for now:

01.3 Basket Hall, Kazan, Russia
03.3 MTL Arena, Samara, Russia
05.3 Palace of Sports, Yekaterinburg, Russia
07.3 Siberia Arena, Novosibirisk, Russia
10.3 Exhibition Center, Kiev, Ukraine
12.3 Minsk Arena, Minsk, Belarus
14.3 Siemens Arena, Vilnius, Lithuania
16.3 Riga Arena, Riga, Latvia
18.3 Saku Hall, Tallinn, Estonia

01.4 Viva Cuervo Salon, Mexico City, Mexico
04.4 Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina
05.4 Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina
08.4 Orfeo, Córdoba, Argentina
10.4 Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile
12.4 Pepsi on Stage, Porto Alegre, Brazil
14.4 Credicard Hall, Sao Paulo, Brazil
16.4 Citibank Hall, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
17.4 Chevrolet Hall, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

11.5 Grand Arena, Cape Town, South Africa
14.5 The Superbowl, Sun City, South Africa
15.5 The Superbowl, Sun City, South Africa
20.5 World Trade Center, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
27.5 TerraVibe Park, Athens, Greece
29.5. National Palace of Culture, Hall #1, Sofia, Bulgaria
30.5. Zone Arena, Bucharest, Romania

01.6 Sportarena, Budapest, Hungary
03.6. SeeFestTage, Schwarzlsee, Freizeitzentrum, Graz, Austria
05.6 O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic
09.6 Plenen, Bergen, Norway
11.6 Zitadelle, Berlin, Germany
12.6 Hessentag, Frankfurt, Germany
15.6 Völkerschlachtsdenkmal, Leipzig, Germany
16.6 Tanzbrunnen, Cologne, Germany
19.6 Torwar, Warsaw, Poland

Roxette's long awaited comeback - a front row fan review

It was a cold day in Antwerpen, Belgium on the 23th of October 2009, when the annual festival for classical music Night Of The Proms was having it’s premiere concert for the 25th time around. It has become a tradition for the people here to attend these shows, even buying tickets for next season’s concerts without knowing who’ll be performing. This year, however, was a different case, as people from all over Europe and even some from over the Atlantic, were gathering in front of the Sportpaleis hall, hours before the official opening. One could see a bulgarian flag, a brazil one, as well as a home made one saing: "Marie, Welcome Back!", to name a few. This strange mix of people were not standing in the cold to go to a classical concert, they were waiting for a rock concert!

The event began at 20.30 with an symphonic piece garnished with some fire special effects (much to the regret of those standing in the front rows who felt the fire a little too close). Roxette made their first appereance at the end of the first part of the show with the song Wish I Could Fly. The orchestra blended beautifuly the end of the classical piece with the familiar intro of the song. Then the magic began. Per and Marie appeared from out of the mist, being lifted up at the center of the stage. Marie was wearing a glittering blue suit, Per was in an elegant black suit with stripes. They went to their places and she started singing. She was a little bit uncertain at the beginning but quickly gained power with the support of the fans who were constantly shouting her name. After the end of the song they went away having left the audience eager for more. Then a 25 minutes pause took place and it was not until the end of the second part of the concert when the sound of Roxette filled the hall again.

They began with The Look. This time around the whole band was at the front of the stage (except for Pelle, who was playing the drums with the orchestra in the back). They had changed their clothes and were storming the crowd of this symphonical event with a rock sound. And what an amazing sound it was! Marie was feeling much better on the stage, smiling all the time, playing air guitar and waving to the fans on the front rows. It seemed like she was happy to see them as much as they were happy to see her and one thing was clear – both Per & Marie were having a lot of fun being Roxette again! When the song ended they greeted the crowd and Per said the next song reminds them of Hollywood. What followed was an accoustic version of It Must Have Been Love with just the two of them and Per’s guitar. It was an extraordinary experience as all the audiance – fans and non-fans – sang the lyrics along with Marie. After the first chorus she said: "One more time" and the song began again, this time with all the orchestra playing with them. Next was Joyride – both the crowd and the band have already gained full speed and were at their peak. This was no longer a symphonical event – it has become a full-fledged Roxette concert! But the night’s favourite was Listen To Your Heart. Marie gave out one truly phenomenal performance of this classic and it was the perfect ending of the perfect night that marked the comeback of Roxette.

The concert itself concluded with all the artists coming to the stage to receive big bouquets. They then took turns at throwing the flowers in the audience. Per and Marie did the same but this wasn’t yet the end of the night for some of the die-hard fans there. After the show a group of fans waited to see their idols and Per was kind enough to come out. He stayed a while to chat with the Roxette fans, sign things, took pictures etc. He said that the band was not at it’s best tonight because Marie was ill and have been taking penicillin for her throat and Christoffer was having a stomach flue. Then he hooped back into the van with his wife, son and the other Roxette members (except for Marie, who had left earlier). All in all it was a night to remember!

The second show took place on Saturday and there were even more fan groups to support Roxette. Some of them were from Germany, Spain, Bulgaria, Romania, Brazil, Hungary, Hurvatska and Belgium of course. All this resulted in even more furious shouting at the special moments of the concert when Roxette were performing. The concert itself was brilliant again and this time Pelle and Clarence too joined Per outside the hall, meeting and taking pictures with the fans. These two nights showed that Roxette is not just still alive, but they are kicking with energy and enthusiasm to continue to be our beloved idols. And that’s all that matters.

For Roxette.Ro, the BG Roxers

(More pictures here)

Last gig, Marie sings with Per once again

UPDATE: The Look

The 2nd concert in Stockholm was also the last in the Party Crasher tour. Marie joined Per on the stage once again. We don't know how many songs they sang together; until know, only videos of IMHBL have been posted on youtube. Anyway, it's great to see them singing together!

On www.gessle.com, Per states: "see y'all next time (won't be long....)"

1st Stockholm gig

UPDATE: More videos from, no Marie: Dressed for succes | It must have been love | Opportunity nox | Queen of Rain & end

Original article:

First words from Per after #1 concert in Stockholm:

"Yes sir - back in Stockholm! And what a Saturday night it turned out to be. The beautiful venue Cirkus, a very relaxed band and crowd-pleasing setlist and... of course... a mind-blowing audience that makes life so easy for us!!! You guys & gals in the front row you're the best, sweatin' it out, groovin' along our mood of the day, without you it would be very much harder to do what we wanna do! Thanx! And everything got captured on film, it's gonna be a sensational DVD. See ya tomorrow, same place, same time.

Cheers, P."

And a clip (7twenty7):

Amsterdam videos from Per

UPDATE: It must have been love. Per and Marie at the soundcheck. Great voice. A must-see!

Here you can see Per and Marie after the Amsterdam show. They look happy and pleased :)

UPDATE:

UPDATE: Some photos from the show: http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Album=IOXUPWUA

New Party Crasher posters

While waiting for Per's videos from Amsterdam, we received 2 nice Party Crasher posters from Ognian. You can view them as JPEG, or download them as TIFF, for a high-quality print. Enjoy and thank Ognian!

[ TIFF version - 50x80cm, 200dpi, 32MB ]


[ TIFF version - 50x80cm, 200dpi, 32MB ]

Per about Amsterdam

On his website, Per comments:

"What a nite!!! The show felt fab from the start. Had a tiny technical problem with my earphones but hey... who needs ears when you got Amsterdam at your feet! Great crowd; loud, curious, receptive. Joyride was superb. Christoffer's solo on Doesn't make sense was mind blowing. Then, of course, Marie joined us for IMHBL and The Look. What can I say? She was in terrific shape and it felt like central Europe went nuts!!!! Thanx everyone for your support, we all had a blast. Now we fly back home to greet the Swedish soil. Dinner with mother.

Cheers, P.
"

and later, he adds on Twitter:

"The Richter-scale reached new hights when Marie joined me on stage. www.gessle.com got fab videos later today."

Warsaw

News from Per on gessle.com:

"Day off in Warsaw. Great town, spring is here, everyone's got a smile on their face... Had a great dinner with BoJo, Clair & Pelle-King-of-Sao-Paulo-Alsing. Nice hotel, however the gym is too small but got friendly staff, Michael Bolton is in the guest book. Life is worth living!

Yours truly, Mr Gee"

 

And a video from Copenhagen, on Martinique's blog:

Some fan videos from the concert

7twenty7:

Joyride:

Church of your heart:

She doesn't live here anymore:

The Party Pleaser:

The Look:

Source: RTR forum

About Oslo

It was a beautiful night in Oslo. Great crowd, great response and some songs felt really really awesome. I particularly enjoyed Stupid, She doesn't live here & LTYH. Tonight it's Copenhagen and it's time for some minor changes in the setlist.

Cheers, P.

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