Which Swedish band was more successful in America than ABBA? Yes, the
Swedish band that had more number ones and Top 10 hits than ABBA in the
US (and once featured on their very own postage stamp) are coming back
to Hong Kong in 2012. Live Nation are thrilled to announce that
legendary pop duo Roxette are coming to Hong Kong to play a very special
live show at the HKCEC Hall 5BC on Thursday March 8, 2012 with tickets
going on sale Nov 23 at 10am.
Roxette have numerous massive hits in Hong Kong including It Must Have Been Love, Joyride, The Look, Listen To Your Heart and Fading Like A Flower. Their hits were also covered by Hong Kong superstars such as Alan Tam (The Look, Dangerous), Leon Lai (Joyride) and Shirley Kwan (Listen To Your Heart).
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 a very special show in Hong Kong.
“The concerts have been amazing so far,” says Per Gessle. “Marie and the band are in top shape and the response has been incredible. And the way the new album has been received is great. We feel very fortunate and look forward to a very exciting year!”
Roxette’s brand new album Charm School was released by EMI earlier this year. Charm School went straight to number one on the German, Czech and Swiss album charts the week of its release and is heading for platinum status in Sweden.
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 is set to be one of THE live events of the 2012 calendar.
Roxette last toured Hong Kong in 1995 on their Crash! Boom! Bang! world tour. A year when we still didn’t quite know what a “Spice Girl” was or what the World Wide Web was all about. And Facebook!? What was that? Mark Zuckerberg was just an 11-year-old kid possibly playing games on his Atari computer. (Thanks to Facebook there is now a “Bring Roxette to Australia” page!) Maybe you were too busy in 1995 watching Beverly Hills 90210, Friends, or Seinfeld to see Roxette? Or maybe mum and dad just didn’t let you go? So grab all your friends, listen to your heart and get yourself dressed for success and get ready to join the joyride with Roxette in 2012!
Tickets go on sale from 10am Nov 23 – tickets available through HK Ticketing and Tom Lee outlets – www.hkticketing.com - phone (852) 31-288-288
(Information provided by the organiser)
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