Live Nation is excited to announce that legendary Swedish pop-rockers ROXETTE are returning to Australia for a national tour in summer 2015.
After the 2011-2012 World Tour that took them around the globe twice over, playing to more than 1.5 million people in 46 countries including our very own shores, Roxette – Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle – are ready to do it all again with the Aussie leg of their world tour kicking off in February, joined on all shows by special guests Boom Crash Opera.
Tickets for all shows on sale 9am Tuesday May 27.
My Live Nation members can be amongst the first to secure tickets during the pre-sale beginning 10am Wednesday May 21. Sign up at www.livenation.com.au. Roxette will begin their Australian tour in Brisbane on February 10 before heading onto Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne, Wollongong and Sydney. The band also play two very special A Day On The Green winery concerts in the Hunter Valley NSW and Yarra Valley VIC.
“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 25 years,” says Per Gessle. “Marie, the band and I are ready and raring to go with a brand new show full of our best hits and a few surprises”.
One of Sweden’s finest exports, Roxette have a string of much loved hits under their belt including Listen To Your Heart, The Look, 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, many more.
Arguably one of the world’s most successful power-pop duos, Roxette this year celebrate the 25th anniversary of their juggernaut hit single The Look reaching #1 on the Billboard US Chart in 1989. This track kicked off one of music’s longest-running pop careers with the duo 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, cemented the fact that Roxette were back bigger than ever, much to the joy of fans worldwide.
Roxette’s 2012 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).
And so the Roxette joyride continues with their World Tour hitting Australian shores in 2015. Listen to your heart and come join it!
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
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
TICKETS FOR ALL SHOWS ON SALE 9AM TUESDAY MAY 27 News Limited pre-sale offer: 10am Monday May 19 until 5pm Tuesday May 20 My Live Nation Members’ pre-sale: 10am Wednesday May 21 until 5pm Thursday May 22. For full tour and ticketing information, visit: www.roxette.se & www.livenation.com.au
theaussieword.com covered Roxette’s last Aussie tour in February 2012, the article is one of the sites biggest ever features! Check it out here!
Sweden may not be the largest or most high profile of countries in Europe but they have contributed a number of major artists to the world scene. The country’s five biggest selling acts of all time, ABBA, Roxette, Ace of Base, Europe and the Cardigans, all had major hits in the U.S. and other countries. Modern Swedish artists Eric Prydz, Robyn, Swedish House Mafia, Avicii and Icona Pop have also made major inroads on the world charts.
The Swedish Hall of Fame, which is part of a new complex that also includes ABBA: The Museum, has chosen to induct:
- ABBA – International superstars and one of the biggest artists in music history with hits like Dancing Queen, Waterloo and Take a Chance on Me
- Roxette – The duo of Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle who charted internationally with The Look, It Must Have Been Love and Joyride.
- Entombed – Early pioneers of Swedish Death Metal, they eventually added agarage rock influenced style that was dubbed “death ‘n’ roll”.
- Ebba Grön – Sweden’s most influential punk rock band.
- The Latin Kings – A hip-hop group from the southern suburbs of Stockholm, they were one of the first to release a rap album with Swedish lyrics.
- Monica Zetterlund – Actress and jazz singer who started covering American jazz standards and eventually recorded the influential album Waltz For Debby with Bill Evans.
- Cornelius Vreeswijk – One of the most influential and successful troubadours in Sweden, he first learned his craft by listening to the likes of Josh White and Lead Belly.
- Eva Dahlgren – Started her career supporting Roxette on tour and scored a number of top ten hits in the early-90’s.
- Stina Nordenstam – Singer/songwriter whose career has covered jazz, alt rock and pop and includes not only recording but directing music videos.
- Evert Taube – One of Sweden’s earliest major artists, he was a forerunner of the country’s ballad tradition.
- Jan Johansson – Pianist whose Jazz på svenska (Jazz in Swedish) is the best selling jazz album in the country’s history.
- Nationalteatern – Progressive rock group whose repertoire included songs with left-leaning lyrics.
In a press release, the museum said they named ABBA for ending “male dominance and a macho culture … making music open to everyone, regardless of gender, sexuality or age.”
A three person panel made the selections with artists having to have recorded their first material at least twenty years earlier. Member Jan Gradvall said “We want to act a bit like teachers, and demonstrate the history and significance of Swedish music. We want to build bridges between genres and generations and give Swedish music the place it deserves.”
Roxette return with brand new single and video It’s Possible. The sound is a return to their traditional pop sounding roots of the 90’s! Catchy tune!
Roxette have taken their sound back to a very familiar place! The new Roxette album Travelling is out on March 23…take a listen to the new single It’s Possible, a great catchy tune that will no doubt take you back a couple of decades!