Ask Per!

So now you have your own chance to ask Per Gessle about forthcoming album and world tour. Just write a question (or drop a line) in the comment section and we – RXB staff – will choose the best ones and will try to get a little more information on these issues from the Man.

Please, don’t ask Per if Roxette is going to visit your country/city, he’s an artist, not a touring agency. Thanks for your patience 🙂

We are waiting for your questions till November 6th… so you have just 24 hours!

67 thoughts on “Ask Per!”

  1. Hi, Per, I´m Luiz, from Brazil. Have you and Marie decided which track of the up-coming album will be the first and second single? . Is the album´s cover ready? A big hug, my idol

  2. Have you had the Mr. Isacsson’s talent in the new album? if so, it will be focus on string-real guitars sound or as almost everyone expects will be a megamachine sounds like the last works?

  3. When will you release a new single?
    It will be old, good Roxette or more modern like today’s pop music?
    What will the album be like?
    Are you planning on collaborating with anyone on this album?
    How many songs will be on album?
    What will the new album be called?
    Per, what do you think about the new album?
    Can we hear songs from new album during the tour?
    Are you planning release a DVD form tour?

  4. OK, here we go. 🙂
    Hi Per, once you said you like to write bridges that changes the whole song. I really love bridges like in Almost Unreal, Run To You or June Afternoon. And another thing I really love is graduating ending of songs, for example Almost Unreal or Wish I Could Fly. But latest Roxette songs (since Room Service) were shorter and simpler.
    So my question is: Is there any bridges and graduating song endings on new album? / Jiri aka abysmo

  5. You had been touring the world about 15 years ago, the music scene and the world have changed significantly, How does it feels to be on the road today? What are your expectations about this long tour?

  6. When was the moment where you knew: Now Roxette is back – we can conquer the world again, we will go on a worldwide tour?
    Was it after a concert this summer? If so, which one?

  7. – Is there anything surprising on the new album which you can reveal?
    A new style for Roxette, like for example ‘Stars’ was in the ‘Have A Nice Day’-era? Or maybe a collaboration with another artist/singer/engineer/producer or something like that? Or a guest-appareance from someone?

    – Can you tell us something about the videoclip for the new single, and who is making it?

    – Is Roxette also going on a promotional tour for the new album like Roxette used to do in the 90’s? With playbacking in TV-shows, interviews and so on?

    -Can you remember the ‘go’ you got from Marie about working together on a whole new album? Can you tell us something about this moment of process?

  8. Did you write brand new songs exclusively for the new album or some of the songs were written long ago and now you had the opportunity to include them into an album that suited their style?

  9. Hi! Right to the questions
    -How many songs will be Marie and Per composed, and how many Per’s and Marie’s.
    -I personally consider Roxette to have a unique sound for each album, non of them sound alike. Will you try to make this album sound like any of the previous? Or simply keep the old formula.
    -Is the album going to be released in vinyl too, following the tendency of last Per’s albums?
    -Is the album gonna be double?

  10. Hello there.
    when are you going to release the album on itunes store? (in case this is decided)
    I think every Rox fan is wondering : “is this Rox last world wide tour?”, a good-bye? Or now that you’re back on the road, you are staying for good?

  11. Are you able to remember the moment or situation you felt and decided that you both were ready to go on such a big tour? Was it this summer? Please tell us about it!

  12. My questions are:

    *With all my respect on the matter how was it recording a new roxette album? I mean is it different working with Marie now? and how was the process from the original only 2 songs you were going to record to the actual album coming or the plan was the full album right a the beginning and you were just teasing us?

    Suggestion keep Silver Blue on the future setlist it’s an amazing and touching version of a beautiful song and even better and studio version as a bside.. hehe just dreaming here

    All the best for what’s to come you both deserve every bit of success achieved and for achieve

  13. Hi Per,

    any possibility for roxette to release a cover album sooner or later?

    and what about a collaboration with other artists, in singing or songwriting (like in “You don’t understand me”)?

    thank you so much!

  14. Can you tell us more about the song writing process for the album ? Any interesting trivia you would like to share?

    Now that final mixing is taking place and album looks like in final stage, can you share more info on single and album release date ?

    Can you comment on which musicians will be touring with you and Marie ?

    How would you describe a Roxette 2011 concert to someone who has never saw the band live before ?

    What is your favorite moment during a concert and why?

  15. Per:
    How many song will be sung by marie?
    Roxette’s ballad! few ballads make up the new album?
    The new album will be released as cd, cd + dvd or some other surprise?
    As Madonna choose Argentina for the last new DVD concert, I think we all fans need some like this!
    Thanks Per & Marie for this wonderful surprise! Next year will be the best! see you on tour! (“,

  16. Which song(s) will you never get tired of playing live ?

    Though it might be too early to tell, is there any chance to finally have a Roxette live DVD after this tour ?

  17. Hey Per..about the new album..you say that the next album sounds like Look Sharp..you can say that this is the one of the best Roxette Albums?
    The New Roxette album keep the sound from the Old Roxette or have electronic influences like HAND and Roomservice?
    How do you feel in this new Tour..25 years ago..a little more older….how do you feel you and Marie?
    Really care to Roxette with this new album sell a lot of them and stay in the top of the charts?
    This new album will be More participation of Marie or more Per?
    When you gonna tell us something more details about the new album?

  18. Hello Mr. Gessle! I’m Ernes from Republic of Kosovo.

    You’re one of Sweden’s most played songwriters with more than 450 great songs so far. Besides music I’m a huge movie fan, so if you ever decide to be a screenwriter, what kind of genre or maybe sequel to one of the Hollywood cult movies would you like to write?

  19. Hello Mr. Gessle!

    I’m so happy about the world tour and long awaited new album!

    Whether will guitarist Jonas Isacsson join the tour?

  20. 1. what kind of software/hardware was used to create the album?

    2. was there anything brand new used to record the songs? for instance, new instruments, a new method of recording? something unusual introduced into the recording sessions?
    experiment for a new sound?

    3. are we going to expect more of the same intro\verse\chorus\verse\chorus\middle8th\lastchorus\outro or something completely different?.

  21. I know it’s early but having come up with tour dates already obviously things are happening behind the scenes for the upcoming World Tour 2011, can we please have some ‘Good Tour Merchandise’ the t-shirts were a little disappointing last year, it would be great to see some t-shirts again with the tour dates on the back like the old days, a fantastic tour book with interviews from the band and other great merchandise again – just think of your bank balance! 🙂

  22. I think Chris does not “rock The Guitar” like Jonas did in the past.
    could you please ask him to ROCK the new Roxette songs? More guitar sounds
    in the center ! The new “The Look” intro is brutal and too slowly!

    Or is this the plan, to sound like the old 60´s & 70´s again???? Please not !

  23. Hi Per: This is Alberto from Peru. I´m happy & planning my trip to Argentina to see you LIVE! But remember you´ll both be really welcome in Lima. My question: After the whole world tour is finished… will you go back to the studio with Marie again?.. Thanx & see you soon!

  24. Alison :
    I know it’s early but having come up with tour dates already obviously things are happening behind the scenes for the upcoming World Tour 2011, can we please have some ‘Good Tour Merchandise’ the t-shirts were a little disappointing last year, it would be great to see some t-shirts again with the tour dates on the back like the old days, a fantastic tour book with interviews from the band and other great merchandise again – just think of your bank balance!

    Great question

  25. Okay, the questions about album and tour that I’d like to ask have been asked already, so I’ll try it with something totally different:
    What is the craziest gift you ever received from someone?

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