Last night Roxette kicked off their 2nd part of the XXX 30th Anniversary Tour at Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Australia. The crowd was ecstatic and the magic night couldn't be described better than Natalie Bochenski did in Brisbane Times/The Sydney Morning Herald:
”The fact that Marie Fredriksson not only survived years of treatment but wanted to return to stage is a tribute to not only her rock god status but her human being status. … Her voice seemed to get stronger with every song, allowing her to deliver the biggest ballad of them all, Listen to Your Heart, with the force of a viking.”
”Each song brought back memories of the 90s - school discos, dancing, sleepovers, best friends, crushes, little broken hearts and defiant young minds. … Worshipping at the feet of the gods Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle, the girls of the 90s transformed the BEC into one big bedroom for everybody to dance around, with smartphones replacing hairbrush microphones.”
On Saturday Feb 7th we’ll kick off the 2nd part of the XXX 30th Anniversary Tour in Auckland, New Zealand and our plan is to continue touring for quite a while. Hope to see y’all shakin’ your booties at the shows.
New Roxette-music is also coming up before you know it. Stay tuned for an irresistable excess of chords and choruses, folks!
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Lots of love from Per & Marie.
Dear Roxers, thanks for an overwhelming 2014!
Not only did we start the Rox XXX-tour in style, but also managed to squeeze in some minutes to do a fab Marie solo-tour + release a couple of PG lyrics/drawings/diaries/nonsense-books, a PG demo CD-box as well as starting up a brand new Roxette album. And that was before breakfast!
See y’all next year, full speed ahead!
Merry X + Happy New 2015!
Love from Marie & Per
Good news - now we are adding 2 more dates to the tour:
Ostrava, Czech Republic - Cez Arena - 2015.06.15
Sofia, Bulgaria - Armeec Arena - 2015.06.17
SECOND & FINAL SYDNEY SHOW ANNOUNCED AS PART OF THE ROXETTE LIVE 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
with special guests Boom Crash Opera
It must have been love as Live Nation has responded to fan demands and today announce a very special second and final ROXETTE show to be held on the Sydney Opera House Forecourt on Wednesday February 25.
This will be a once-in-a-lifetime performance at this world class, iconic venue to celebrate one of music’s most enduring and endearing duo's 30th Anniversary Tour.
Legendary Swedish pop-rockers Roxette - Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle - will be sure to look sharp when they take to the quintessential Sydney location to perform their endless list of hits to fans in one of the most impressive backdrops in the world.
“To play this show on the steps of the Sydney Opera House is an absolute honor and is sure to be a major highlight of the tour!” says Per Gessle.
The Sydney Opera House Forecourt show will be a high point of the inaugural week-long ‘On the Steps’ series of outdoor concerts, presented by the Opera House and Live Nation as part of the 2014-15 Summer at the House line-up.
“We are beyond thrilled to head back to Australia, a stunning country with beautiful fans who have remained some of our most loyal supporters over the last few decades” says Per Gessle. “Marie, the band and I are ready and raring to go with a brand new show full of our hit songs and a few surprises”.
Tickets for this special event will go on sale at 10am Thursday, December 11.
My Live Nation members can be amongst the first to secure tickets during the pre-sale beginning 10am Tuesday, December 9.
For complete tour and ticketing details, visit: www.livenation.com.au
One of Sweden’s finest exports, Roxette have a string of much loved hits to their name including: The Look – their juggernaut #1 single from 1989 - Listen To Your Heart, How Do You Do, Spending My Time, Joyride, Dangerous, Sleeping In My Car, Dressed For Success, It Must Have Been Love, Almost Unreal and many more.
Selling more than 75 million albums worldwide to date, the band topped the Australian singles charts three-times with smash hits It Must Have Been Love, Joyride and The Look, with five of their albums reaching the Top 10 on the Australian album charts.
The band’s come-back began in 2011 with the release of hit single She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio) lifted from the album “Charm School”. This, along with their sellout 2011-2012 World Tour - taking the band around the globe twice over, playing to more than 1.5 million people in 46 countries - cemented the fact that Roxette were back bigger than ever, much to the joy of fans worldwide.
Roxette’s 2012 Australian tour was a triumphant success, with the first arena shows selling out instantly, extra dates added and rave reviews from fans and media alike. “Unless you’d seen it for yourself, you can’t imagine the mass frenzy the return of Roxette caused,” said the Herald Sun. “Roxette’s is a back catalogue to die for,” said Life Music Media, while Tone Deaf raved “Every hit gets a big rock ending, every ballad sees several hundred lighters aloft and we love every moment of this trip back to the '90s.”
Supporting Roxette on tour are Aussie rockers BOOM CRASH OPERA, renowned for their high energy live shows that bring audiences to their feet. The band's hits from the 80s and 90s are well-loved to this day and include Onion Skin, The Best Thing, Hands Up In The Air and Dancing In The Storm. Dale Ryder (lead vocals) will be accompanied by Peter Farnan (guitar/vocals), Greg O'Connor (keyboards/guitar), Peter Maslen (drums/vocals) and Ian Tilley (bass/vocals).
LIVE NATION presents:
BRISBANE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE TUESDAY FEBRUARY 10
PERTH ARENA SATURDAY FEBRUARY 14
ADELAIDE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE TUESDAY FEBRUARY 17
ROD LAVER ARENA, MELBOURNE FRIDAY FEBRUARY 20
WIN ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, WOLLONGONG MONDAY FEBRUARY 23
ON THE STEPS, SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE** WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 25 (NEW)
QANTAS CREDIT UNION ARENA, SYDNEY FRIDAY FEBRUARY 27
A DAY ON THE GREEN presents:
ROCHFORD WINES, YARRA VALLEY, VIC* SATURDAY FEBRUARY 21
BIMBADGEN WINERY, HUNTER VALLEY, NSW* SATURDAY FEBRUARY 28
*with special guests Eurogliders, Dragon & Boom Crash Opera
For show and ticketing information, visit: www.adayonthegreen.com.au
**SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE SHOW TICKETS ON SALE 10AM THURSDAY DECEMBER 11
Fan Club & My Live Nation pre-sales: 10am Tuesday Dec 9 until 5pm Wednesday Dec 10
Ticket agent pre-sale: 10am to 5pm Wednesday Dec 10
TICKETS FOR ALL OTHER SHOWS ON SALE NOW
For full tour and ticketing information, visit: www.livenation.com.au
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