By Emmelie Åslin. (You may find bigger versions and more photos in the Gallery.)
following the turbulent posting on Facebook and Twitter etc regarding the release of tickets for the upcoming XXX Europe Tour 2015 we’d like to clarify some of the queries on behalf of Roxette.
We’re actually rather surprised reading some of your negative comments as Roxette have always been a band who are widely known for keeping their ticket prices very low compared to most other artists. The reason for this is of course very simple. They want as many fans as possible to be able to attend Rox events all over the world. This is a fact, almost a trademark for the band, and that’s why this entire discussion makes us all quite startled and sad. But we hear you and want to meet your queries.
Here are some facts:
- The pre-sale system was launched in order to fight the black market companies who only try to rip off hardcore fans by buying bulk tickets and selling them with an enormous personal profit.
- It might be obvious but we must advise you to only buy tickets from our official ticket providers listed on our sites as well as on Live Nation sites. We also need to encourage you to very carefully and thoroughly read the information about tickets on these sites. In most cases you will find that an average ticket price is lower than most other artists and that the special pre-sale tickets are extremely limited in each country.
- Regarding the situation in Mainz, the local promoter made a mistake and the first rows should of course have been up for sale from the start. Marek Lieberberg Konzertagentur apologizes for this.
- Regarding London, Ticketmaster made a mistake and blocked too many tickets on the floor. This has now been corrected and all remaining tix are now available at regular price plus service fee.
We sincerely hope this explains some of your questions. After some wonderful shows in Russia with Finland, The Baltic countries, New Zealand and Australia coming up, Marie, Per and the band are really looking forward to the European gigs next summer. And to meet you there.
Owing to circumstances, just a short note about our pre-sale and on-sale.
There will be different pre-sales in each market. These pre-sales will only be a very limited amount of tickets and include different type of offers. Tickets will go on sale as per the local promoter’s website and ticketmaster’s website. Please read the information on the ticketmaster’s and the local promoter’s site regarding on-sale and ticket prices.
Roxette are currently touring arenas full of cheering fans in Russia, The Baltics and Finland. This arena tour will wrap up in November this year, and then kick off again in Australia and New Zealand in February 2015.
Today we can confirm that Roxette will also embark on a European tour, with its premiere in Milan on the 10th of May.
- It's amazing to be back on the international scenes. The response we've had from our audience all these years is overwhelming and we can’t wait to meet the fans again. We look forward to seeing you in Europe! - Roxette
It has been 25 years since Roxette’s breakthrough single ”The Look” entered the #1 position on the US Billboard Singles Chart (March 1989). ”Listen To Your Heart”, ”It Must Have Been Love” and “Joyride” also became #1 songs in the US, which helped establish Roxette as one of the biggest pop bands of our time.
Roxette have sold over 75 million albums – a number which increases everyday. With their impressive collection of hits, the duo ruled the charts throughout the '90s and well into the '00s.
After a long break, during which Marie Fredriksson recovered from cancer, Marie reunited with Per Gessle in 2011. With the new album “Charm School” and the single “She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio)” Roxette once again occupied the world’s top charts. The tour that followed this album took them around the world twice, and they performed for 1,5 million people during 153 concerts.
In October this year, Roxette and their band kicked off a brand new tour in Russia, The Baltics and Finland. This February, the tour will continue in Australia and New Zealand for another seven arena concerts.
Today we proudly announce that Roxette have added several European dates to this tour. The European tour opens in Milan and will be followed by 27 concerts in 18 different countries. This tour will conclude during Roxette’s 30th anniversary (2016) and has therefore been named “XXX - The 30th Anniversary Tour”.
Here's the XXX List; the pre-show mixed tape put together by Per! #roxxxette
Paul Revere & the Raiders - Kicks
David Bowie - Let's dance
John Mellencamp - Jack & Diane
Donkeyboy - Crazysomethingnormal
Janis Joplin - Me and Bobby McGee
Betty Everett - The shoop shoop song (It's in his kiss)
Nick Lowe - American squirm
Air - Sexy boy
Lana Del Rey - Summertime Sadness
Tom Petty - You got lucky
The Who - Substitute
The Trashmen - Surfin' bird
The Rolling Stones - Gimme shelter
Alma Cogan - Tennesse waltz
Meghan Trainor - All about that bass
Jefferson Airplane - Somebody to love
Shocking Blue - Send me a postcard
Dusty Springfield - Son of a preacher man
Depeche Mode - Enjoy the silence
The Who - Pictures of Lily
Kirsty MacColl - Days
Ramones - I wanna be sedated
The Beach Boys - Good vibrations
Tom Petty - Learning to fly
Gilbert O'Sullivan - Nothing rhymed
Paul Revere & the Raiders - I'm not your stepping stone
Blondie - Hanging on the telephone
Linnea Henriksson - Halmstad
The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine man
The Ronettes - Be my baby
Canned Heat - Going up the country
Tove Lo - My gun
Bee Gees - Stayin' alive
Gloria Jones - Tainted love
Kim Wilde - Kids in America
The Supremes - You keep me hanging on
The Rolling Stones - Paint it black
The Beach Boys - Wouldn't it be nice
Etta James - Something's got a hold on me
The Zombies - She's not there
Nick Lowe - I love the sound of breaking glass
Fleetwood Mac - Go your own way
Isaac Hayes - Shaft
Ian Dury - Hit me with your rhythm stick
The Flower Pot Men - Let's go to San Francisco
The Kinks - Lola
The Lovin' Spoonful - Daydream
David Bowie - Boys keep swinging
The Rolling Stones - Waiting on a friend
The Human League - Don't you want me
Shania Twain - That don't impress me much
Paul Revere & the Raiders - Him or me - what's it gonna be?
Daft Punk - Get lucky
REM - What's the frequency, Kenneth?
Chic - Le freak
Baccara - Yes sir, I can boogie
The Mamas & The Papas - California dreamin'
Nick Lowe - Marie Provost
Hot Chocolate - Brother Louie
Lily Wood and The Prick - Prayer in C
David Bowie - Sorrow
REM - Shiny happy people
The Rolling Stones - Dead flowers
Marc Bolan, T-Rex - 20th century boy
Shocking Blue - Venus
Madonna - Material girl
The Allman Brothers - Midnight rider
Four Tops - Walk away Renee
Fleetwood Mac - Dreams
Los Bravos - Black is black
Ramones - Beat on the brat
The Beach Boys - I get around
Buzzcocks - Ever fallen in love (With someone you shouldn't)
Tom Petty - Refugee
The Who - Happy Jack
Four Tops - Bernadette
Shelia B. Devotion - Spacer
Canned Heat - On the road again
Dwight Tilley - Girls
Tom Petty - Too good to be true
Iggy Pop - Real wild child (Wild one)
Kristy MacColl - There's a guy works done the chip shop swears he's Elvis
The Supremes - Stop! In the name of love
T.Rex - Get it on
Christie - Yellow river
The Zombies - Time of the season
John Mellencamp - Small town
The Kinks - Set me free
Cher - Bang bang (My baby shot me down)
Mick Ronson - Billy Porter
Them - Gloria
The Move - Blackberry way
Mose Allison - Young man's blues
Lobo - Me and you and a dog named boo
Fleetwood Mac - Never going back again
Hot Chocolate - Emma
Four Tops - Reach out I'll be there
REM - Man on the moon
The Archies - Sugar, sugar
Elvis - Hound dog