JOHANNESBURG - For me, seeing a Roxette concert in Johannesburg has been a long time coming. I was 9 years old when the Crash! Boom! Bang! tour stopped at Ellis Park Stadium, and for obvious reasons I was not allowed to go.
WARSAW - It all begins... Imagine: it’s early July, you are just back from a few concerts and some holidays, googling “Roxette Warszawa” (as the concert in the Torwar Hall, Warsaw, happened less than two weeks ago) and among reviews and photos you find an information that Roxette will cross your country again, just in a couple of weeks. Wow.
DRAMMEN - Roxers like to call this the Neverending Tour, of course with a twinkle in the eye. For me, besides its fun aspect, the expression also represents a very powerful idea, a mighty thought which, among others, strengthens us in our fan-being, a beautiful scenario filled with love and dedication.
DRAMMEN - When you write a review about a concert which closes a tour it is easy to get a bit nostalgic, but I don't want mine to be so, and I prefer to fill my words just with positivity, gratefulness and passion, which is what I honestly feel at the end of Roxette's European tour.
STOCKHOLM – “Shattered by rain", Marie sang during Roxette's epic ballad “Crash! Boom! Bang!”, while the drops were dancing wildly in the glow of the stage lights. In fact, the heavy rain did not destroy anything that night.
HALMSTAD - Between the organization of the fans at the gate and the tight security, no one
needed to or was allowed to run to the front row. For the most part, everything was very calm and orderly. Big relief.
LONDON - My Roxette History: In brief, it's my 4th ever Roxette concert despite being a fan since 1988. My Parents thought me to young to attend the Joyride or indeed Crash! Boom! Bang! World Tours when they hit the UK back in the early nineties. I don't think I ever forgave them for that. I've followed them since 1988 and have amassed a Roxette Collection to be proud of. My latest item being the rare French "Fading Like A Flower" CD Single with the Black Cover. Love it!
LONDON - (This review is a little bit late being posted – flights were delayed due to technical reasons and weather and then my luggage was lost. The joys of living on an island! It’s here now though!)
LOCARNO - What can I say?? God bless Switzerland! But let's start from the beginning, yes, I mean the beginning for me. Even though I have been a fan for so many years, Locarno has a special place in my heart because it's the place where my dream of seeing Roxette live became true for the first time in 2011.
Following on from our post on Monday about the aftermath of the cancelled Mainz show which focused on the various aspects of putting on a concert and what happens when a concert has to be cancelled, TDR got involved in various discussions on social media (with partially personal attacks aimed at some of our reporters) regarding meeting band members outside of hotels.
BAD KISSINGEN - Dear fellow Roxette fans, today while trying to escape the heat, I thought a lot about what to write in this review about Roxette’s visit to Bad Kissingen. And believe me, it wasn’t easy to find the right words.
The outcome of three Roxette concerts from a TDR photographer's point of view. Then there are around 100 photos to look at thus it might take a second to load this page. We think it's worth it, though.
DRESDEN - Just 24 hours after an explosive show in Berlin Roxette has finally found its way to Dresden, Germany. It was the first time they played this town. They did this pretty well, as you can read here. Yet there are some points worth being mentioned.
Whenever The Daily Roxette attends a concert we try to capture the best moments in photos for you. This time we were in Warsaw, Poland, and now you find here not less than 42 huge pictures for your pleasure. Click = full-screen.
PARIS - Roxette back in France 23 years later. In 1992, I was 12. Definitely too young to drive a car and go to see Roxette live at Le Zénith (I live in south of France, in Marseilles) for the join the joyride summer tour.
PRAGUE - As you know, on FB, there is a platform for talking about tour plans, tickets, meetings etc. On this platform, a fan from Russia, Anya, has posted an idea about meeting the Rox fans before the Prague show. First we had this idea to meet in a pizzeria and have a chat together.. BUT....