Roxette tour ends. In recent years, Per Gessle and Marie Fredriksson had a successful trip to South Africa and South America, sold out arenas in Russia, Australia and Germany.
Roxette has had number one hits in the US, but also attracted audiences live.
Here are 10 key moments in their Tourism and Joyride.
MTV Unplugged, Circus January 9, 1993
Roxette made 19 songs, three of them covers. Neil Young’s “Heart of Gold”, Aretha Franklin’s “I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You”) and The Byrds “So you want to be a rock and roll star.” Beautiful acoustic atmosphere inside a packed circus when the band is on one of its highlights.
Nobelhallen Karlskoga November 11, 1988
Premiere of “Look Sharp!” tour. Before the breakthrough internationally. Another Swedish tour of the sort Per Gessle is accustomed since Gyllene Tider and Marie Fredriksson from his successful solo career. Good concert. Everyone is happy in omklädninsgrummet afterwards. People’s feeling, even if it pulls against July
April-May 1992 America
11 concerts seen by 315,000 people, among other things, there were over 40,000 at the concerts in Santiago, Buenos Aires and Brazilian Sao Palo.
August 4, 2011 Leif’s Lounge, hotel Tylösand
Roxette provide an appetizer to the concert at Per Gessle hotel. Nice to see them in a small club before an enthusiastic audience, and they do basically their entire concert heating mini-tour.
February 19, 1995
Roxette played at the Capital Stadium in Beijing, the second pop band in the world after the British Wham! receiving permission to play in China. The concert raises a political discussion and the band get both criticism and praise.
Rock around the kingdom in 1987
The first tour that Roxette was not a success. They traveled together with Eva Dahlgren and Ratata and young newcomer Orup was dressing. It was often cold and rainy summer. A few years later, a similar setup successfully with Tomas Ledin “Rock Train”.
February 28, 2011, TatNeft Arena, Kazan, Russia
Premiere on the world tour. 28 degrees cold outside, but hot atmosphere inside the stadium. Cigarette ends glow under the ballads and sing roar of It Must Have Been Love. When Marie Fredriksson comes out in the home side’s hockey sweater for extra numbers cheering Kazan. The tour will be a success and will be extended several times.
24 to 25 October 2011 Berlin
Turner completion has been beneficial for Marie Fredriksson felt better to perform and meet the audience. In Germany Roxette has a strong fan base. “We play for 700,000 person years, says Per Gessle. And we continue to next autumn. It is fantastic. It is so apparent that the band and Marie become safer and safer. People are starting to play and have fun on stage. “
Ullevi Stadium, Gothenburg, Sweden July 12, 2013
Gyllene Tider plays in the stadium. Concluding law is “when all friends have gone home,” and Marie Fredriksson’s guest and sing together with Per Gessle.
Cape Town Grand Arena, February 18, 2016
the gig in South Africa becomes Roxette’s last concert ever according to them. The very last song they played was “The Look,” the single that launched their international career when it hit the United States.