ROXETTE – Back by Popular Demand
After their last tour in May 2011, Roxette has once again made their way into the hearts of thousands of South Africans! Supported by Jacaranda 94.2, East Coast Radio and M-Net, Roxette is ready to rock on with their highly anticipated 2012 South African tour. Presenting a one-and-only performance on the 3rd June at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg, 5th June at the ICC Durban Arena in Durban and the 8th June at the Grand Arena, GrandWest in Cape Town, it is a show not to be missed!
Roxette, the Swedish duo of Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle, are a seductive mix of romantic ballads and smart pop with tongue-in-cheek lyrics. Starting up in the late ‘80s, their mission was to conquer the world with chart-bursting singles by merging their creative forces – Per had the songs, Marie had the killer voice. Together they would go places, see people and win the cheers of millions of fans throughout the world. Starting off their first World tour with the uber-platinum “Joyride” album in 1991, Roxette was guaranteed to book their spot on the top charts around the world. With classic ballads such as “It Must Have Been Love” and “Listen To Your Heart”, they occupied the dance charts and became one of Sweden‘s most loved acts.
In February 2011, Roxette kicked off with their first World Tour “Charm School”, since 1995 and fans were treated to an old school joyride of ‘80s and ‘90s music hits. All their shows were completely sold out including seven consecutive South African performances. It received incredible local reviews:
“The audience sang along to favourites like ‘The Look‘ and ‘Dangerous‘ , but it was the classic ‘How do you do‘ that nearly blew the roof off the Superbowl” – Eye Witness News
“Roxette wowed the 6000 crowd” – People Magazine
“The crowd went wild when the dark stage turned purple as Frediksson and Gessle opened with the popular ‘Dressed for Success‘. Roxette is the world‘s Greatest Band” – The Star
After their phenomenal sold out success (53 dates to over 650,000 people) of their 2011 World Tour, Roxettes much anticipated 2012 dates are already booked up. Don‘t miss the chance to see them live in South Africa in June 2012.