“Way Out” video to premiere this Thursday

EMI Germany informs that the video clip to Roxette’s new single “Way Out” will be premiered exclusively on www.myvideo.de on Thursday, May 26.

MyVideo is an official partner of the German music industry since they pay royalties for the broadcasted material, financed by advertising. The “Way Out” clip was filmed during Roxette’s recent world tour leg in South Africa and has a similar style to the “Run To You” video, which was filmed on tour in 1994. The single will be released on June 10 in Germany and other countries, right before the German tour start in Berlin.

Source: EMI Music

Update: We got word from MyVideo that the clip premiere will start at 12:00 tomorrow!

Sun City press conference: over 50,000 people saw Roxette in South Africa

On news of the band returning to the country for a series of shows, fans quickly flocked to ticketing offices to make sure they got to see one of the world’s most loved bands on South African soil. The response was overwhelmingly positive, prompting organisers to add more dates to the tour. The result? Seven sold out shows in South Africa alone. Ahead of the show, the band’s Per Gessle said they really weren’t expecting such a response.

Watch an interview with Per Gessle

With the industry moving into a digital environment with fans downloading albums and using social media as a means to find out more about their favourite stars, Gessle says he too has embraced the new media craze.

I have a 13 year old son. If you told him I was interested in new media, he would probably laugh in your face. It all comes down to the fact that I always wanted to be in control of my music. I remember in the old days in the 80s when you had fan clubs. It was always terrible because there was always someone else running them. There was no money involved, nobody wanted to be involved. It’s just so easy using Facebook for instance. I have my iPhone and a take pictures. It’s just a fantastic thing for a fan to see that level of access.

More from the press conference

Roxette back on German TV tonight

This evening, German channel RTL will have Roxette once again on their TV show “Die ultimative Chart Show”. Roxette is seen performing (playback) their evergreen “The Look”, recorded in February when they also performed the current single “She’s got nothing on (but the radio)” for another episode. Motto of tonight’s show is “the most productive acts of all times”, broadcasting starts at 21:15 EST.

The Chart Show had between 3 and 3.5 million viewers in the last season. Normally the episodes get broadcasted again after some months or even years. The show’s concept is a song countdown with videoclips based on the German charts/sales according to the motto. Some celebrities are talking and commenting the songs on a couch, while a couple of show acts perform on stage.

See the video of Roxette’s “She’s Got Nothing On” performance here!

Source: RTL website

Update: Roxette made #31 at the countdown, which was based on the number of singles on the German charts. Marie and Per had 33 hits. Watch the whole part (6:30) about Roxette incl. a short interview and the performance here: