The music streaming company WiMP has a contest going on to win a meet & greet with Gyllene Tider.
Follow this link for more instructions.
The meeting with the winners will be on May 1st from 14:15 until 14:45 in Stockholm.
Gyllene Tider releases “Dags att tänka på refrängen” on April 24th and as expected, you will have the chance to meet the 5 mighty guys from Halmstad and get your copy of the album signed.
April 26th at 17:00 CET, Stockholm NK, Hamngatan
April 27th at 14:00 CET, Halmstad Åhlens, Brogatan 14
April 28th at 14:00 CET at Rocks at Kungsmässan, Kungsbacka, Halland.
Hopefully, more dates to come!
Per Gessle chatted with the readers of Aftonbladet.se yesterday afternoon. Here is the link to the full chat transcript.
And here some of the questions and answers summarized and translated into English (or not, since some were placed and answered in English):
Chefi: Any concerts in Sweden this year?
Per: No, they already played in Göteborg, Stockholm and Malmö last year, so time to take a little break. Nearest place: Copenhagen. (Except for the Orifame corporate show).
Aaryn: When are the USA tour dates being announced?
Per: Hi Aaryn. This month we hope. Some logistics have to be sorted out first, that’s it!
Mike: Chance to see Gyllene Tider on tour again?
Per: Sure! Just have to find the right time.
Beatriz: Per, I’ve been fan since I was a kid..I was in your last concerts (Madrid and Barcelona) in Spain, how does it feel to see that crowd screaming and jumping even without any kind of promotion? Cheers! Beatriz
Per: Hi Beatriz. We have the greatest fans on the planet! Without you guys this tour wouldn’t have been possible. Cheers!
Frida: Do you recognise the fans who go to many of your concerts?
Per: sure! Many belong to the “family”, some also come to different continents with us. It’s great to have them around.
Roxette’s video to “It’s Possible” had its premiere this morning on Swedish TV4, even though only a few seconds were shown.
German/Austrian portal MyVideo premiered the video some hours later. The video can be watched here (works only from Germany or Austria)
For those having problems watching it, try to catch a working video at Youtube instead!
Update: According to Per, the videoclip was directed by David Nord.
Per will be in the TV studio for an interview as well. Normally the show is available online some hours after the TV broadcast.
Looks like the video premiere of It’s Possible + PG live interview in the studiosofa will be the real deal at Nyhetsmorgon, Swedish TV4 this Saturday at 10.30 am. Swell.
Per Gessle was interviewed today in the Swedish Radio P4 show “P4 extra med Lotta Bromé”.
In the approximately 20 minute long interview Per explained about live on tour, about him being quite picky about certain things, playing with Barbies, “Travelling” and much more. You can listen to the interview – in Swedish of course – on SR’s website here.
It was just per accident that we learned Roxette’s Travelling is “Record of the Week” on BBC Radio 2 in the UK. That means the single is getting special daily airplay. The website points to the single release on March 16. Let’s hope this promotion opportunity does more for the new single in the UK than it did for She’s Got Nothing On a year ago!
PS. Note that they misspelled the name to “It’s Impossible”.
Update: Actually they write “Release date: 16 April”, not March. A physical UK release on the horizon?
With less than 2 weeks until the Travelling album launch, some promotion is kicking in. Roxette just got a new style for their iTunes homepage, where you can pre-oder the album:
Meanwhile we heard reports that TV spots for the first single It’s Possible started to air on German TV channel ProSieben. A result of EMI Germany’s ongoing label cooperation for Roxette.
It looks like Roxette will promote the new album on the Swiss TV show “Benissimo“‘s 100th anniversary. The show will be aired March 24, 20:05 CET. Probably a sign for more TV appearances to come, right?
There will be sights of Roxette on German TV with no doubt since TRAVELLING will be released under the same label/TV channel cooperation as CHARM SCHOOL, which was promoted with numerous TV spots.
Thanks to Cathérine Frei and Roxette Café for finding out!
Roxette are nominated for the German Echo award with their album “Charm School”. The category Roxette is nominated is called “Gruppe International Rock / Pop” – best international Rock/Pop group. The award is really important in Germany, as much important as the Grammys in the US. There’s not a jury choosing the winner. The sales charts decide the nominees and in the end – the winner.
On the Wikipedia site it says (used Google translate):
The ranking of the winners in most categories results from the added up weeks results of the Media Control sales charts in February of one year to January of the following year. This has the consequence that the absolute sales figures – should be – distributed over the entire year. This easy distortion of the results is possible. Good sales of the artists who achieve over longer periods (no weekly current top positions in the charts) good sales results will be penalized.  In some categories (lifetime achievement and special rates) are the winners selected by a jury, the most successful live act is nationally determined via online voting.
The awarding will take place on March 22th in Berlin. The show will be broadcast the same evening. Other nominees are Coldplay, Sunrise Avenue, Snow Patrol and Superheavy.
Our reader Dennis informs that Roxette have been nominated several times before:
According to wikipedia Roxette were nominated for the ECHO award in the categorie “best international group” at least in the years 1992, 1993 & 1995 – (For the year 1994 no nominations were listed, but as Roxette had no new album out the year before, I guess they weren’t nominated).
Thanks for letting us know.
As reported some time ago, Roxette will perform tonight at “Der Deutsche Radiopreis” gala in Hamburg, Germany. Marie & Per have landed in Germany and acts are having soundchecks right now.
What we still don’t know is if Roxette will perform playback, live, singback or whatever. Per said they “prepared” music for this event some days ago, whatever that means. German radio channel “NDR 2″– part of the organizers – told their listeners today, that Roxette will perform “She’s Got Nothing On” additionally to the announced “Speak To Me” stage premiere.
The show will start at 20:05 European Summer time and will be broadcasted live on 50 (!) German radio stations and via video stream on the official website www.deutscher-radiopreis.de. They started posting backstage videos already!
6 regional TV stations will broadcast the gala all over Germany, with “NDR Fernsehen” being the first on 22:00 CEST.
In Hamburg for the German Radio Awards! Performing tonite. Pelle lost his bag in Stockholm. Chris lost his mind.
The radio stations:
bremen vier, hr3, MDR JUMP, NDR 2, RBB radioBerlin, SR AntenneSaar, SWR 3, WDR 2, B5 plus, 94,3 rs2, 94.5 Radio Cottbus, 105‘5 Spreeeradio, ANTENNE MV, alster radio 106!8, Berliner Rundfunk 91.4, bigFM, delta radio, ENERGY Berlin, ENERGY Hamburg, ENERGY München, ENERGY Nürnberg, ENERGY Rhein-Main, ENERGY Stuttgart, Hit-Radio Antenne, HIT RADIO FFH, HITRADIO OHR, Oldie 95, Radio 7, RADIO 21, RADIO BOB!, radio ffn, Radio Hamburg, Radio Hitwave, Radio NORA, RADIO PSR, radio SAW, ROCKLAND, ROCKLAND RADIO, RPR1, R.SH Radio Schleswig-Holstein, Schwarzwaldradio, ANTENNE BAYERN, HITRADIO RTL, NRW-Lokalradios, Radio Regenbogen.
The television stations:
NDR, MDR, WDR, hr, rbb, SWR.
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