ROXETTE’S on-going world tour will lead up to the celebration of the band’s 30th anniversary in 2016.
It’s been over four years since Roxette last visited South Africa to perform 10 sold out shows collectively between 2011 and 2012 on the world tour that followed the release of the album “Charm School” in February 2011.”XXX – The 30th Anniversary Tour” has been celebrated by critics and fans all over the world, and the band has sold out several legendary arenas such as The O2 Arena in London, Olympia in Paris and Olympiahalle in Munich.
Next year the duo will head to South Africa in a four city tour starting in Johannesburg’s The Dome on January 31 where tickets will cost up to R790, then they will head to Durban’s ICC Durban Arena on February 2 where tickets will cost up to R735 and take to Cape Town’s Grand West on February 7 for the same price. Surprisingly the band has also added Port Elizabeth into their line up where they plan to perform on February 5 at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium Outer Fields where tickets will cost R510.
The Independent wrote: “Marie still hits the big notes that were Roxette’s signature on numbers like It Must Have Been Love and Listen to Your Heart. The crowd, some holding aloft actual ’80s-era lighters, as opposed to backlit mobiles, lapped up Spending My Time and went mad for The Look and Dressed for Success.”
The Daily Mirror wrote: ”Roxette landed on the O2 stage with a Crash! Boom! Bang! sending the crowd into a pop frenzy with their greatest hits from the last 30 years. It was a night of nostalgia bursting with energy as the dynamic duo of Per Gessle and Marie Fredriksson played tracks including Dressed For Success, Dangerous, Big L and Sleeping in My Car.”
Ticket sales open on August 14. – release by Big Concerts