Roxette Set To Ignite South African Fans With 2025 Tour

Roxette, the iconic Swedish band known for hits like ‘It Must Have Been Love’ and ‘Listen to Your Heart’, is gearing up to thrill South African audiences once again with their highly anticipated concert tour in 2025.


  • Led by frontman and founder Per Gessle, Roxette will take the stage alongside the talented Swedish singer Lena Philipsson for two unforgettable performances.
  • The tour is set to kick off on 26 February 2025, at the Grand Arena, GrandWest in Cape Town, followed by a show on 28 February 2025, at the SunBet Arena, Time Square in Pretoria.
  • Fans can expect an electrifying evening filled with classic Roxette hits and energetic performances from Per Gessle, Lena Philipsson, and the rest of the Roxette band.
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The announcement of Roxette’s South African tour dates comes almost five years after the passing of Marie Fredriksson, the beloved co-founder of the band, who succumbed to cancer. While Marie’s absence is deeply felt, Per is determined to honour her memory by keeping the Roxette legacy alive through live performances of their timeless songs.


Speaking about the tour, Per expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to share Roxette’s music with fans once again.

This is all about my Roxette songs, this huge bundle of music and lyrics I’ve been writing for well over three decades. Marie will always be irreplaceable, but I’m really lucky to have found an amazing voice and a brilliant performer in Lena Philipsson.

// Per Gessle


Lena, who will join Per and the Roxette band on stage, shared her excitement about the upcoming tour.

I’m both excited and thrilled about embarking on this tour. I really look forward to working with Per – he is a phenomenal songwriter and a never-ending musical force.

// Lena Philipsson


The Roxette band line-up will include Christoffer Lundquist, Magnus Börjeson, Magnus ‘Norpan’ Eriksson, Dea Norberg, as well as original Roxette icons Clarence Öfwerman and Jonas Isacsson. Together, they will deliver a high-energy performance that pays homage to Roxette’s legacy while introducing new audiences to their timeless music.


Tickets for Roxette’s South African tour are on sale exclusively through Ticketmaster. As Roxette prepares to embark on their first tour in nine years, South African fans can look forward to an unforgettable evening filled with nostalgia, excitement, and the timeless music that has captivated audiences around the world for decades.


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