Join the Joyride! Tour

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Join the Joyride! Tour
World tour by Roxette
Associated album Joyride
Start date 4 September 1991 (1991-09-04)
End date 22 July 1992 (1992-07-22)
Legs 4
No. of shows
  • 54 in Europe
  • 23 in North America
  • 13 in Latin America
  • 10 in Oceania
  • 100 total
Roxette concert chronology

The "Join the Joyride! World Tour" was the third concert tour by Swedish pop duo Roxette. Their first tour to incorporate dates outside of Scandinavia, it was launched in support of their third studio album, Joyride (1991), and saw the band playing a total of 100 shows throughout Europe, Australia and the Americas. Canadian rock band Glass Tiger supported Roxette on all European dates, while support on the Canadian and US dates was provided by fellow Canadian pop groups World on Edge and West End Girls.

Reception[edit]

Opening on September 4 in Helsinki, the tour would see the band playing to over 1.7 million people during its 100 shows in Europe, Australia and North and South America.[1] Tickets for the tour's Swedish dates in September 1991 sold out within a week of release, with the band performing to 104,200 people there over those fifteen dates,[2] the South American leg of the tour was particularly successful. Beginning on 25 March 1992 in Mexico City, the thirteen dates saw the band performing to a total of 347,000 audience members in Mexico, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile, Argentina and Brazil, with ticket prices across the tour averaging roughly US$20. They played four shows in both Argentina and Brazil, with total ticket sales in those countries exceeding 120,000 and 110,000, respectively. By the end of the tour, sales of Look Sharp! and Joyride in those six territories had risen to almost 1.1 million copies, up 27% from pre-tour sales figures.[3]

The North American leg of the tour received mixed reviews. A review for the Los Angeles Times claimed that Fredriksson was "squandering her talents in pop's low-rent district. She's clearly superior to Roxette's uncomplicated, hook-crammed material";[4] Jon Pareles of The New York Times criticized their show for its "careful mimicry of MTV. On a set painted in Piet Mondrian primary colors, Miss Fredriksson struts, leans on the other band members, makes symmetrical arm motions, pouts and straps on a guitar to take a few chords; she took off her leather jacket and later her long sleeves, like a G-rated stripper."[5]

Recordings[edit]

On 21 August 1992, Roxette released a live video entitled Live-Ism, it contained a shortened version (twelve songs) of their set from their 13 December 1991 performance at the Sydney Entertainment Centre, as well as music videos for "Church of Your Heart", "(Do You Get) Excited?" and then-current single "How Do You Do!". The latter was the first single taken from the duo's fourth studio album, Tourism, which was released a week after the video. Tourism: Songs from Studios, Stages, Hotelrooms, and Other Strange Places was described by Roxette as a "tour album", and consisted of songs recorded by the band in various locations during the "Join the Joyride! Tour", including live versions of "The Look" and "Joyride" taken from the aforementioned Sydney concert, along with live versions of "It Must Have Been Love" from their 25 April 1992 concert in Santiago, Chile and "Things Will Never Be the Same" from a November 1991 concert in Zürich.[6]

Set list[edit]

This set list is representative of the tour's opening show on 4 September 1991 in Helsinki, Finland,[7] it does not represent all dates throughout the tour.

  1. "Hotblooded"
  2. "Dangerous"
  3. "Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave)"
  4. "Church of Your Heart"
  5. "Sleeping Single"
  6. "Spending My Time"
  7. "Watercolours In The Rain"
  8. "Paint"
  9. "Knockin' on Every Door"
  10. "Dance Away"
  11. "The Big L."
  12. "Things Will Never Be the Same"
  13. "It Must Have Been Love"
  14. "Dressed for Success"
  15. "Soul Deep"
  16. "The Look"
  17. "(Do You Get) Excited?"
  18. "Joyride"
  19. "Listen To Your Heart"
  20. "Perfect Day"

"Join the Summer Joyride!" Tour[edit]

This set list is derived from the show on 28 June 1992 at the Brabanthallen in Den Bosch, The Netherlands,[8] it can be considered representative of the entire tour, as the same set was performed on every date.[9]

  1. "Hotblooded"
  2. "Dangerous"
  3. "Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave)"
  4. "Church of Your Heart"
  5. "Sleeping Single"
  6. "Spending My Time"
  7. "The Heart Shaped Sea"
  8. "Cry"
  9. "Knockin' on Every Door"
  10. "The Big L."
  11. "Things Will Never Be the Same"
  12. "It Must Have Been Love"
  13. "Dressed for Success"
  14. "The Look"
  15. "How Do You Do!"
  16. "(Do You Get) Excited?"
  17. "Joyride"
  18. "Perfect Day"
  19. "Listen To Your Heart"

Tour dates[edit]

List of concerts, showing date, city, country and venue
Join the Joyride! Tour
Date City Country Venue Opening act
Europe
4 September 1991 Helsinki Finland Jäähalli Glass Tiger
6 September 1991 Norrköping Sweden Himmelstalundshallen
7 September 1991 Karlskoga Nobelhallen
8 September 1991 Skövde Billingehov
10 September 1991 Uppsala Metallåtervinning Arena
11 September 1991 Borlänge Kupolen
13 September 1991 Gävle Gavlerinken Arena
14 September 1991 Umeå Ishallen
17 September 1991 Halmstad Halmstad Arena
18 September 1991 Lund Olympen
20 September 1991 Stockholm Globen Arena
21 September 1991
23 September 1991
24 September 1991 Jönköping Jönköping Concert Hall
27 September 1991 Oslo Norway Oslo Spektrum
28 September 1991 Gothenburg Sweden Scandinavium
29 September 1991
30 September 1991 Copenhagen Denmark Falkoner Center
4 October 1991 Rotterdam Netherlands Ahoy Rotterdam
5 October 1991 Hamburg Germany Barclaycard Arena
6 October 1991 Hanover Music Hall
7 October 1991 Düsseldorf Mitsubishi Electric Halle
8 October 1991 Munich Olympiahalle
9 October 1991 Zürich Switzerland Hallenstadion
11 October 1991 Kiel Germany Sparkassen-Arena
12 October 1991 Essen Grugahalle
13 October 1991 Frankfurt Festhalle
14 October 1991 Offenbach Stadthalle
15 October 1991 Brussels Belgium Forest National
17 October 1991 Birmingham England NEC Arena
18 October 1991 Edinburgh Scotland Ingliston
19 October 1991 London England Wembley Arena
20 October 1991
24 October 1991 Linz Austria TipsArena
25 October 1991 Vienna Stadthalle
26 October 1991 Innsbruck Olympia Eishalle
28 October 1991 Berlin Germany Deutschlandhalle
29 October 1991
1 November 1991 Hanover Stadionsporthalle
2 November 1991 Mannheim Maimarkthalle
4 November 1991 Cologne Lanxess Arena
5 November 1991 Rotterdam Netherlands Ahoy Rotterdam
8 November 1991 Madrid Spain Raimundo Saporta Pavilion
9 November 1991 Barcelona Palau dels Esports
12 November 1991 Lucerne Switzerland Festhalle
13 November 1991 Zürich Hallenstadion
14 November 1991
16 November 1991 Dortmund Germany Westfalenhallen
Australia
25 November 1991 Perth Australia Perth Entertainment Centre
26 November 1991
29 November 1991 Adelaide Adelaide Entertainment Centre
3 December 1991 Melbourne National Tennis Centre
4 December 1991
7 December 1991 Sydney Sydney Entertainment Centre
8 December 1991
9 December 1991
11 December 1991 Brisbane Brisbane Entertainment Centre
13 December 1991 Sydney Sydney Entertainment Centre
North America
14 February 1992 Vancouver Canada Pacific Coliseum World on Edge
15 February 1992 Seattle United States Paramount Theatre
17 February 1992 Calgary Canada Olympic Saddledome
18 February 1992 Edmonton Northlands Coliseum
20 February 1992 Saskatoon SaskTel Centre
22 February 1992 Winnipeg Winnipeg Arena
23 February 1992 Minneapolis United States Orpheum Theatre West End Girls
25 February 1992 Chicago Riviera Theatre
26 February 1992 St. Louis Fox Theatre
28 February 1992 Detroit Fox Theatre
29 February 1992 Pittsburgh Sewall Center
1 March 1992 Fairfax Patriot Center
3 March 1992 Toronto Canada Maple Leaf Gardens
4 March 1992 Montreal Montreal Forum
5 March 1992 New York City United States Beacon Theatre
7 March 1992 Boston Orpheum Theatre
8 March 1992 Upper Darby Tower Theater
10 March 1992 Atlanta Fox Theatre
13 March 1992 Arlington Six Flags Over Texas
15 March 1992 Mesa Mesa Amphitheatre
17 March 1992 San Diego Spreckels Theater
18 March 1992 San Francisco The Warfield
20 March 1992 Los Angeles Universal Amphitheatre
Latin America
25 March 1992 Mexico City Mexico National Auditorium
26 March 1992
21 April 1992 Montevideo Uruguay Centenary Stadium
23 April 1992 Asunción Paraguay Defenders of the Chaco Stadium
25 April 1992 Santiago Chile San Carlos Stadium
28 April 1992 Tucumán Argentina Citadel Stadium
30 April 1992 Córdoba Chateau Carreras Stadium
2 May 1992 Buenos Aires José Amalfitani Stadium
3 May 1992
6 May 1992 Porto Alegre Brazil Little Giant Arena
9 May 1992 Rio de Janeiro Apotheosis Square
12 May 1992 Belo Horizonte Mineirinho Arena
15 May 1992 São Paulo Anhembi Sambadrome
Join the Summer Joyride! Tour
Europe
25 June 1992 London England Wembley Arena Clouseau
27 June 1992 Brussels Belgium Forest National
28 June 1992 's-Hertogenbosch Netherlands Brabanthallen
29 June 1992 Paris France Le Zénith
1 July 1992 Berlin Germany Waldbühne
3 July 1992 Stuttgart Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
4 July 1992 Bielefeld Bielefelder Alm
5 July 1992 Ringe Denmark Midtfyns Festival
8 July 1992 Budapest Hungary Kisstadion
9 July 1992 Vienna Austria Neusedlersee
11 July 1992 Zürich Switzerland Hardturm Stadium
12 July 1992 Salzburg Austria Residenzplatz
15 July 1992 Dortmund Germany Westfalenhallen
17 July 1992 Sheffield England Sheffield Arena
18 July 1992 Glasgow Scotland SECC
22 July 1992 Stockholm Sweden Sjöhistoriska Museet

Cancelled shows[edit]

List of cancelled concerts, showing date, city, country, venue and reason for cancellation
Join the Joyride! Tour
Date City Country Venue Reason
2 October 1991 Århus Denmark N/A N/A
21 October 1991 Paris France N/A N/A
22 October 1991 Mulhouse N/A N/A
29 October 1991 Warsaw Poland N/A Political uncertainty. Most of these dates were rescheduled to venues in Germany and the Netherlands
31 October 1991 Katowice N/A
1 November 1991 Prague Czechoslovakia/Czech Republic N/A
3 November 1991 Budapest Hungary N/A
4 November 1991 Zagreb Yugoslavia/Croatia N/A
5 November 1991 Ljubljana Yugoslavia/Slovenia N/A
8 March 1992 Philadelphia United States N/A Moved to Upper Darby
11 March 1992 Memphis N/A Undisclosed illness
12 March 1992 Houston The Back Alley
21 March 1992 Los Angeles Universal Amphitheatre Low ticket sales. Sales were merged with March 20 date.
Join the Summer Joyride! Tour
9 July 1992 Podersdorf Austria Podersdorf Strandbad Moved to Vienna
25 July 1992 Gothenburg Sweden N/A Marie Fredriksson diagnosed with Laryngitis

Lineup[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Roxette Bio | Roxette Career". MTV. Retrieved 30 December 2016. 
  2. ^ Ninni O Schulman (15 April 2001). "Sagan om Roxette: Tacka Dean för succén" [Lord of Roxette: Thank Dean for success]. Expressen (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 20 April 2001. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  3. ^ Adam White (27 June 1992). "Roxette 'Joyrides' Thru Latin America On Tour". Billboard. 104 (26): 37. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  4. ^ Dennis Hunt (23 March 1992). "Pop, Jazz Reviews : Roxette Shows Added Dimension at Universal". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 3 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "Review/Pop; Just Can't Go On Without Her Man (Sob)". The New York Times. 7 March 1992. Retrieved 3 January 2017. 
  6. ^ "Digital booklet". Tourism (liner notes). Roxette. Stockholm, Sweden: EMI Records. 1992. 7777 99929 2 8. 
  7. ^ "Roxette Concert Setlist at Jäähalli, Helsinki on 4 September 1991". Setlist.fm. 4 September 1991. Retrieved 15 January 2016. 
  8. ^ "Roxette Concert Setlist at Brabanthallen, s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands on June 28, 1992". Setlist.fm. 28 June 1992. Retrieved 15 January 2016. 
  9. ^ "Search for setlists: tour: The Summer Joyride '92 European Tour". Setlist.fm. Retrieved 15 January 2016.