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Roxette’s ONE and ONLY Australian show… err… becomes NINE!


Having been knocked back by two Aussie promoters, largely ignored by EMI Australia for the better part of two decades and having not stepped foot on Australian soil since early 1995, Roxette will make their ass-kicking triumphant return to Australia with nine super shows!

Another two shows have recently been added to the list, this time, second shows for Melbourne and Brisbane on the 22nd and 24th of February 2012.

What started out as an exclusive one-off show for Sydney fans only, has now grown into a monster tour, as Roxette are now playing more Aussie dates than they did during their Crash! Boom! Bang! tour and just one show less than their 1991 visit during the Join the Joyride tour.

Live Nation Press Release below:

DUE TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND LIVE NATION ANNOUNCE SECOND AND FINAL ROXETTE SHOWS FOR MELBOURNE AND BRISBANE!

PERTH CONCERTS RESCHEDULED

NEW SHOWS ADDED:
WEDNESDAY 22ND FEBRUARY 2012 – ROD LAVER ARENA, MELBOURNE
FRIDAY 24TH FEBRUARY 2012 – ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, BRISBANE

Thursday 15 September 2011 – Due to an overwhelming response, Live Nation is excited to announce that Roxette will perform additional shows when they play Melbourne and Brisbane next February.

Tickets for these new shows will go on sale on Thursday 22 September at 3PM sharp from Ticketek.

Legendary pop duo Roxette are ecstatic with the response from their Australian fans and have confirmed the additional dates to ensure that no fans miss out.

In order to schedule the additional dates for Melbourne and Brisbane, it has been necessary to reschedule the Perth dates as follows;

Tuesday 28 February Perth, Challenge Stadium (originally Thu 23 Feb)
Wednesday 29 February Perth, Challenge Stadium (originally Fri 24 Feb)

All Perth tickets will be valid for the same seating allocations on the new dates. If Roxette fans can’t attend the new dates, a full refund is available.

Australian audiences have welcomed the Swedish duo back with open arms. And there’s no doubt that Roxette love Australia back! Singer Marie Fredriksson met her husband-to-be in Sydney. And they have even shot some of their music videos in various locations around Australia! Some even say that the idea for their fourth album, Tourism: Songs from Studios, Stages, Hotelrooms & Other Strange Places came to them while they were out one night in Perth! (Tourism went on to reach number 5 in the Australian charts and has sold nearly seven million copies worldwide!)

Roxette have topped the charts three times in Australia with singles “It Must Have Been Love,” “Joyride” and “The Look.” With a catalogue of mega hits including “It Must Have Been Love,” “Joyride,” “Listen To Your Heart,” “How Do You Do!,” “Sleeping In My Car,” “Dressed For Success” and “The Look,” this tour is set to be one of THE live events of the 2012 calendar.

Joining Roxette for these special Australian shows are 1927. Their 1989 album …Ish is one of the highest selling debut albums by an Australian band. 1927’s hit singles “If I Could,” “That’s When I Think of You,” “You’ll Never Know” and “Compulsory Hero” still remain radio favorites more than 20 years after their release.

This article was written for an earlier version of The Daily Roxette.
Technical errors may occur.

  ★ The author:
Stevo


  ★ Publishing date:

September 15th, 2011


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