Thursday, 2 February 2012
Roxette - Live Tour Sydney
Roxette fans all over Australia can now join the joyride! Due to surging demand from fans across the nation, legendary pop duo Roxette will now extend their Australian visit and play shows across Australia.
Roxette have topped the charts three times in Australia with singles It Must Have Been Love, Joyride and The Look. Look Sharp went to number two on the Australian album charts in 1988. Joyride followed in 1991 also reaching number two. Roxette's next albums, Tourism and Crash! Boom! Bang!, both reached number 3 on the Australian album charts while their first greatest hits album Don't Bore Us, Get To The Chorus landed in the Australian top ten in 1995.
Roxette are one of the most successful bands to come out of Sweden, have had more number ones and top 10 hits in America than ABBA and have even featured on their very own Swedish postage stamp!
Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle who make up Roxette, came out of Sweden in the late '80s. Their game was pop and their mission was to conquer the world. With 33 chart-busting singles and total record sales of 75 million, it seems safe to say, "mission accomplished". Except for one thing - it ain't over yet! Biding their time during Marie Fredriksson's recovery from her brain tumour in 2002, the band has gradually staged a comeback that has climaxed with the release of their new album Charm School and their current world tour.
After an extremely successful start in Russia, Roxette went on to sell out concerts throughout Europe, South America and South Africa over the last year with more than one million tickets sold at 70 concerts. After such an overwhelming response in the rest of the world, Roxette have decided to extend the tour to include some very special shows in Australia and New Zealand.
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 favourites more than 20 years after their release.
Tue 14 Feb - Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Sat 18 Feb - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Mon 20 Feb - Adelaide Entertainment Centre
*Ticketek is selling for the above venues only.