Per Gessle Rox Utrecht
Per Gessle's Roxette tour made one stop in The Netherlands before journeying home to Halmstad. Here is a series of photographs just for you.
It was a dark and rainy night in Utrecht. Although a completely new, multi-story building has been built on top of it, Tivoli Vredenburg’s main room is still there with its very special atmosphere and acoustics. After a series of shows in Germany, Poland and Austria, Per Gessle’s Roxette tour made one stop in The Netherlands before journeying home to Halmstad. A Dutch support act was chosen for this seated show and they somehow struggled to fill the time until Per and friends got on stage without letting the audience wait. As soon as the show was kickstarted with The Look, it wasn’t a seated show anymore. The energy was there and it felt good. The band played as if they were playing a stadium and the audience loved it, singing and dancing along. The online videos that have been uploaded don’t do this tour justice. Hearing the songs in these new arrangements live with Helena female vocals is great and overwhelming. Sure, it’s different – but it feels so good! Chris’ crazy solo in Doesn’t Make Sense felt like an energetic climax but hearing the entire Dutch audience sing along Listen to Your Heart also felt pretty special. I won’t bother you with a setlist, since it was the same as the previous shows. I did, however, take some nice photos – especially for you. You can find personal favorites below, or view all 96 of them in the online gallery at the bottom.