There is plenty truth in the saying ‘they came, they saw and they conquered ‘. Roxette in fact did that to the largest of proportions at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne! Roxette, supported earlier on by the greatest unsung heroes of Australian Pop/Rock 1927. It was a night to remember, the classic hits from yesteryear, a trip down memory lane, it was a complete 1986 tape rewind with a display of true pure Roxette brilliance as they sang through decades of a #1 hits, forgotten classics and new songs from their latest album Charm School. Per Gessle had tweeted earlier that Roxette had ‘owned Sydney’, little did they know that a few hours later, they would also own the hearts of a passionate and nostalgic Melbourne crowd.
I heard them all, Dangerous, Dressed For Success, Listen To Your Heart, It Must Have Been Love, Fading Like A Flower, Wish I Could Fly, Sleeping In My Car, The Big Love, She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio), The Look, Spending My Time, How Do You Do, Joyride… the hits just kept coming, it was a show to remember. This was one trip down memory lane that I will never forget. Tickets still available for their final Melbourne show on Wednesday at Rod Laver Arena – do yourself a favour and see this one. For an added bonus, you get to see 1927 belt out the classics If I Could, Compulsory Hero, That’s When I Think Of You, You’ll Never Know… this spectacle from Roxette and 1927 is by far the highlight of performances in 2012.
Roxette – The Big Love (Live In Melbourne)
Roxette – Fading Like A Flower (Live In Melbourne)