Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle have added several shows in Canada to their schedule, marking Roxette’s first tour of the provinces in over 20 years.
After returning to the stage in 2009, the Swedish pop duo has been traveling the globe pretty consistently since March 2011. Tonight Roxette plays Bogota, Colombia, followed by additional shows in South America booked through mid-May. After that the world tour takes the band to South Africa and Europe.
The Canadian tour, which is booked both before and after the U.S. gigs that were announced earlier this month, begins Aug. 29 in Ottawa, Ontario, at Scotiabank. Additional dates include Toronto’s Molson Canadian Amphitheatre Aug. 30; Montreal’s Bell Centre Aug. 31; Winnipeg, Manitoba, at MTS Centre Sept. 7; Calgary, Alberta at Scotiabank Saddledome Sept. 9; and Edmonton, Alberta, at Rexall Place Sept. 10. The last stop is Vancouver, British Columbia, at Rogers Arena Sept. 12. Canadian rock band Glass Tiger will open the Canadian shows.
The U.S. shows take place in New York (Sept. 2); Boston (Sept. 3); San Francisco (Sept. 14) and Universal City, Calif. (Sept. 15).
Roxette’s ninth studio album, Travelling, will be available digitally in the U.S. June 5 and in Canada June 12.
Presale tickets for select Canadian shows are on sale now. General onsales for select dates launch beginning Friday.
For more information visit roxette.se